Drupal 8 Roles Storage

Submitted by deaconblues on Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:22

In Drupal 7, you could write a simple SQL query to get access to the Roles table and then consume them programatically as you please.  Drupal 8 is a bit different but it makes sense once you see what's going on in the background.  I had a bit of an issue finding details on this given that D8 is in beta 3 as I write this, so here is what I found.