Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of TracIniAdminPanelPlugin

Mar 22, 2013 10:22:08 PM (13 months ago)

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  • TracIniAdminPanelPlugin

    v2 v3  
    33= trac.ini Editor Panel = 
    5 '''This is an external plugin. Please don't report any tickets here.''' See below for more information. 
    75== Description == 
    1513 * Support for marking options as "password" (e.g. for `[notification]:smtp_password`) for enhanced security. Some options are already marked as "password" by default. 
    17 '''Note:''' A comparison to the IniAdminPlugin can be found [ here] 
     15The ini editor provides support for a pluggable security manager. A security manager has the following functions: 
     17 * it can decide for each option whether the user can modify it, or whether it's read-only or ever hidden from the user. 
     18 * it can check each value that is to be saved and reject it if necessary 
     20This plugin comes with two predefined security managers: 
     22 * An "empty" security manager that doesn't impose any restrictions at all (i.e. it works as if no security manager was specified). 
     23 * A basic security manager that lets you define restrictions via `trac.ini` (see configuration below). 
    1925[[Image(screenshot-inieditor1.png, border=3)]] 
    2027[[Image(screenshot-inieditor2.png, border=3)]] 
    22 == Source and Tickets == 
    23 You'll find all information about this plug-in [ here]. Please file tickets only there. 
     29=== Difference to IniAdminPlugin === #IniAdminPlugin 
     31There is a similar plugin, the IniAdminPlugin. There are some features that this plugin provides and that don't exist in the !IniAdminPlugin: 
     33 * Creating new sections and (more important) new options. This allows you to even edit the sections `[ticket-custom]` or `[ticket-workflow]` which can't be done with !IniAdminPlugin. 
     34 * Allows you to edit all sections at once. 
     35 * Only needs one entry in the admin menu. !TracIniEditor creates one entry per section (i.e. the more plugins you've installed the more entries you'll get). 
     36 * Information about an option: the option type (list, extension list, bool), the currently stored value, the default value 
     37 * Let's you easily revert an option to its default value (using a checkbox) 
     38 * !IniAdminOnly allows you to hide certain options. This plugin allows you to mark options as "read-only" thereby allowing the user to see its value but don't allowing him/her to change it. 
     40One last difference is the way each plugin displays the options of a section: while !IniAdminPlugin uses a groupbox per option, my plugin uses as list/table to display them. I find the latter option better but I guess this is a matter of taste. You can compare these two options here from screenshots I've made: [attachment:compare-tracsection-iniadminplugin.png IniAdminPlugin] vs. [attachment:compare-tracsection-traciniadminpanel.png TracIniAdminPanel] 
     42== Configuration == 
     43Configuration is done via `trac.ini` in the section `[ini-editor]. The following example lists the most important ones: 
     48; Defines the security manager to use. Each security manager is a 
     49; component on its own and must be enabled using the plugin admin 
     50; panel or trac.ini. 
     51security-manager = IniEditorBasicSecurityManager 
     53; Comma-separated list of options that are to be considered "password fields". 
     54; All of Trac's password options are already predefined by default and don't  
     55; need to be listed here. 
     56;password-options = section|option 
     59If you want to use the `IniEditorBasicSecurityManager` you need to configure it via `trac.ini`, too. The permissions are configured in the section `[ini-editor-restrictions]`. The following "options kinds" are available here (where "access level" is one of `modifiable`, `readonly`, or `hidden`): 
     61 * `default-access`: Defines the access level for options that don't get a specific access level assigned to 
     62 * `section|option`: Defines the access level for a specific option in a specific section (e.g. `trac|mainnav`). 
     63 * `section|*`: Defines the default access level for all options in the specified section (e.g. `trac|*`). This can be overwritten with the previous "option kind". 
     65There is an example configuration provided by this plugin which resembles a white-list of "secure" options. You can find it [source:traciniadminpanelplugin/0.12/safe-restrictions.ini here]. 
     67== Requirements == 
     69No dependencies. 
     71Requires Trac 0.12.x. 
     73== Bugs/Feature Requests ==  
     75Existing bugs and feature requests for !TracIniAdminPanelPlugin are [report:9?COMPONENT=TracIniAdminPanelPlugin here]. 
     77If you have any issues, create a  
     78[ new ticket]. 
     80== Get the Plugin == 
     82See the [wiki:TracPlugins#Requirements Trac plugin requirements] for instructions on installing `setuptools`.  `Setuptools` includes the `easy_install` application which you can use to install the TracIniAdminPanelPlugin: 
     84easy_install TracIniAdminPanelPlugin 
     87You can also obtain the code from the Trac Subversion repository: 
     89svn co 
     92or download [download:traciniadminpanelplugin zipped source]. 
     94See TracPlugins for instructions on building and installing plugins. 
     96You can [source:traciniadminpanelplugin browse the source in Trac]. 
     98''[ This is a link for setuptools to find the SVN download]'' 
     100== Known Issues == 
     104== Recent Changes == 
     106[[ChangeLog(traciniadminpanelplugin, 3)]] 
    25108== Author/Contributors == 
    26 '''Maintainer:''' [wiki:manski Sebastian Krysmanski] 
     110'''Author:''' [wiki:manski Sebastian Krysmanski] [[BR]] 
     111'''Maintainer:''' [wiki:stoecker Dirk Stöcker]