#11 Fine-grained access control for individual features


In the User Roles, you can indicate that you wish a
group (say staff) to have "Course Tools" without them
requiring "SySOP" status. At most schools sysop is the
IT staff and they don't want to do all the course
maintenance, rather that is the responsibility of the
staff memebers and faculty heads themselves. So, either
there is an operation bug (in that it cannot be
assigned to anyone else other than those with sysop
status) or a required new feature.

Why?? well giving sysop status to staff at three
schools has allowed them to create multiple logins for
each student because of their UPPERcase/lowercase
mentality. AND more importantly a real PAIN to clean
up to keep the AUC DB consistant. (I'll make another
feature request for that now).


  • Grahame Kelly

    Grahame Kelly - 2001-08-03

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    David. I probably caused this effect myself via local mods.
    I report back soon.

    Cheers. Grahame.

  • David C. Moore

    David C. Moore - 2001-08-18
    • assigned_to: nobody --> dmoore
  • David C. Moore

    David C. Moore - 2001-09-29

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    I'm moving this to feature requests because it's really
    beyond the scope of AUC's abilities at the moment. The
    right way to solve this problem is to create a new page for
    access controls. Each "feature" would be listed with
    checkboxes for roles. Checking a role would allow such a
    user to access the feature. In addition, groups could be
    specified that would grant other users the right to use the
    feature. This is different from the current User Roles
    configuration page in that the current one only determines
    the layout of the start page, not actual permissions.

  • David C. Moore

    David C. Moore - 2001-09-29
    • milestone: 102309 -->
    • assigned_to: dmoore --> nobody
    • summary: Seperation of User Functions --> Fine-grained access control for individual features

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