Version 20 (modified by Michael Henke, 9 years ago) (diff)


Private Comments


This trac plugin lets you create comments which are only visible for users with a special permission. Additionally it is possible to set the comments visible for users without the permission by checking a new checkbox added to the ticket page

Configuration Help:

After installation of this plugin you will be prompted to update your trac environment.

Then you are able to set the name of the permission in the admin-interface or in the trac.ini

You have to give this permission to all groups and users who should see the private comments.

If you want to change the color of the "this comment is private"- message you can do this by adding a css-class named "private_comment_marker" to your css.

The label of the checkbox is modifiable via the css-class "private_comment_checkbox".

Bugs/Feature Requests

Old Comments

Old comments can't be set private because they miss an entry in the private_comment table.

I created a script which creates the necessary entries in the private_comment table. Just place the script into your trac context and run it

Email notification

Email notifcations are not filtered and, as far as I know, can't be filtered via a plugin. To filter the notifications I made some minor core changes. If a comment is private the text 'the ticket is processed internally' will be set a comment text.

You can install the filtering by using the notification_patch.patch file from svn.

Other Bugs

Existing bugs and feature requests for PrivateCommentPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


Download the zipped source from [download:privatecommentplugin here].


You can check out PrivateCommentPlugin from here using Subversion, or browse the source with Trac.


How to add a private comment:

How to create a private comment

How a user with the permission sees the comment:

How a user with the special permission sees a private comment

How a user without the permission sees the comment:

How a user without the special permission sees a private comment

Recent Changes

13050 by rjollos on 2013-05-04 02:34:50

Fixes #11052, Refs #11049: (PrivateCommentPlugin)

  • Changed license to BSD 3-Clause with permission of author.
  • Changed plugin name to CamelCase.
13049 by rjollos on 2013-05-04 02:34:44
(0.4dev) Convert tabs to spaces in upgrade script, and made some PEP-0008 and Trac coding convention changes.
13048 by rjollos on 2013-05-04 02:34:36
(0.4dev) PEP-0008 and Trac coding convention changes.


Author: mhenke
Maintainer: mhenke

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