Modify

Opened 6 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#9058 closed enhancement (fixed)

Let `TAGS_MODIFY` inherited `TAGS_VIEW` for more intuitive permissions

Reported by: Steffen Hoffmann Owned by: Steffen Hoffmann
Priority: low Component: TagsPlugin
Severity: normal Keywords: permission inheritance
Cc: Robert Corsaro, Mitar, Ryan J Ollos, Rob Guttman, Michael Renzmann Trac Release: 0.11

Description

Sure, Trac core, i.e. wiki permissions have no inheritance as well, and there are some good reasons for a high degree of privilege separation.

But it doesn't make any sense to give a modify permission without view, does it? In fact, you can hardly do one without the other, so there's no point to try, if not for diminishing the "joy" of hacking a ton of privileges per group/user for each Trac application you have to administrate.

So I speak up in favor of a sensible inheritance like so:

TAGS_VIEW remains just that: TAGS_VIEW TAGS_MODIFY gets extended to: TAGS_MODIFY + TAGS_VIEW

I'll happily provide the patch or the changeset to accomplish this, if it is acceptable and receives at least two more positive votes from fellow developers. Thanks for consideration.

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comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Steffen Hoffmann

Bad formatting, sorry, have been too fast, so repeat just that once again:

TAGS_VIEW remains just that: TAGS_VIEW
TAGS_MODIFY gets extended to: TAGS_MODIFY + TAGS_VIEW

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Rob Guttman

+1

Same for all *_VIEW and *_MODIFY permissions. Good suggestion, Steffen.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by Mitar

+1

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by Ryan J Ollos

This has confused me in the past as well. Happy to see you'll be fixing it! +1

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by Steffen Hoffmann

(In [10627]) TagsPlugin: Improve permission definition for more intuitive permission settings, refs #9058 and #9059.

Add a third permission TAGS_ADMIN for access to future 'tags' admin panel.

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by Steffen Hoffmann

Status: newassigned

While I'll build upon this now I'm still open to corrective or encouraging feedback before the tags-0.7 release. Thanks for taking care.

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by Steffen Hoffmann

(In [10639]) TagsPlugin: Add tag mass replacement functionality, refs #9058, #9059 and #9061.

This is a modified version of code originally contributed by Itamar Ostricher. I felt like improving usability by replacing the input field for old tag(s) with a select box containing all currently defined tags, where even multiple selection and tag mass deletion is possible now.

Thank you for your truely inspiring work, Itamar.

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by Steffen Hoffmann

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

In 13815:

TagsPlugin: Completing preparation for v0.7 release.

Availability of that code as stable, tagged release
closes #2429, #3359, #3610, #3624, #3677, #3754, #3864, #3947, #3983, #4078, #4277, #4503, #4799, #5523, #7787, #7857, #8638, #9057, #9058, #9059, #9060, #9061, #9062, #9063, #9149, #9210, #9521, #9630, #9636, #10032, #10416, #10636, #11096, #11147, #11152, #11274, #11302, #11658 and #11659.

Additionally there are some issues and enhancement requests showing progress,
but known to require more work to resolve them satisfactorily, specifically
refs #2804, #4200, #8747 and #9064.

Thanks to all contributors and followers, that enabled and encouraged a good
portion of this development work.

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