[drupal-devel] [feature] More granular user management permissions

nedjo drupal-devel at drupal.org
Wed Jun 22 15:56:54 UTC 2005

Issue status update for http://drupal.org/node/25530

 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      cvs
 Component:    user.module
 Category:     feature requests
 Priority:     normal
 Assigned to:  Anonymous
 Reported by:  budda
 Updated by:   nedjo
 Status:       patch

+1 on idea (I haven't patched and tested), makes sense to me as a
distinct permission.


Previous comments:

June 22, 2005 - 11:50 : budda

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/accesscontrol.patch (3.48 KB)

When a user role is granted 'administer users' permission this allows
them to not only edit any users profile, but also amend the access
control list, even for their own role. This means a moderator could
actually increase their own permissions to enable further access to
Drupal site settings.

To prevent this I have split the user module permissions further to
provide a new permission setting for each role - "administer
permissions". Enabling this permission for any role will provide the
user with access to the "access control" pages and functionality.

Patch attached to add additional permission and change menu access
checks as needed.

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