[development] Even more flexibility in content management

Johan Forngren johan at forngren.com
Fri Dec 29 15:33:23 UTC 2006

You added some good points to the discussion, however...

On 12/29/06, Earnie Boyd <earnie at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> On 12/28/06, Rob Barreca <rob at electronicinsight.com> wrote:
> >  A bit off-topic and not super critical, but this will also need to spur
> a
> > discussion of a more manageable access control page if we have something
> > like 5 perms for each content type. Is there an issue/any ideas on how
> to
> > simplify the access control page? Or, is a super long matrix format
> still
> > the best way to go?
> >
> Let's think it through a bit:
> Read, Create, Delete (RCD)

Update/edit should be added here

Self, Group, Others   (SGO)

Others could be both members/visitors. I think we should separate them. We
should also separate group and roles or merge them completely, see

Host, Module, Content (HMC)

What do you mean with "host"? The site in general?

Admin, Non-Admin (AN)
> Does this cover the access control groupings we need?  I.E. Did I miss
> anything?
> * User with RCDA rights at Host controls all.
> * User with RCA rights at Host controls all but may not delete or disable.
> * User with RCDN rights at Host and RCDA rights at Module (each module
> is specified) would be able to read, change and delete all content,
> would not be able to admin (publish or promote) content unless that
> content was with the RCDA module list.  This user also has the ability
> to modify the settings that control the Module.
> * ...
> So how do we apply this to the role we are creating?  The view of the
> role form would need to change so that above groupings become a
> checkbox group and the form would have a module list box.  The user
> creating the role would check the values wanted and then select the
> modules it applys to.  The list of modules would include selection for
> <all> modules and would be the default.
> Earnie Boyd

// Johan Forngren

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