[Tracker-discuss] Managing the tracker metadata options

Paul Dubois pfdubois at gmail.com
Tue Jan 16 16:41:29 CET 2007

To give someone a role, you have to log in as admin in Roundup. A user can
register themselves, but (obviously) can't give themselves privileges
(roles). I didn't mean the system administrators.

On 1/16/07, Stefan Seefeld <seefeld at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> Paul Dubois wrote:
> > The normal way one gets a new role is that admin (or to be precise, a
> > user with edit permissions on class User) goes to their user record and
> > edits the field 'Roles' to add to the comma-delimited list of roles.
> >
> > There is no way for the user to do this themselves nor should there be
> > because gaining a role gains permissions.
> >
> > This is, for a normal tracker, no big deal and doing things like this
> > was one of the things I expected to do as a member of the Gang of Four.
> >
> > However, the inability to get to a user record quickly at the moment
> > would make this a tough thing to do very much of.
> >
> I'm not sure in what sense you use the term 'normal' here. I certainly
> don't want admins to be required to play any role in the process of
> adding users, or giving new previleges to them.
> Regards,
>                 Stefan
> --
>       ...ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin...
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