[development] Suggestion for User Permissions

Sean Robertson seanr at ngpsoftware.com
Wed Nov 28 21:55:54 UTC 2007

We really need this feature from a usability standpoint.  When we set up 
new sites, we create an Admin role that is assigned to someone at our 
client's office.  They should have permissions to do nearly everything 
on the site.  Pretty much the only thing I don't give them is access to 
the devel module.  Checking all of those damned permissions is a 
freaking pain in the ass.  It'd be much better to be able to click check 
all (maybe you get a warning alert here?) and then uncheck the one or 
two I don't want them to have, rather than being forced to click a 
hundred fifty times as I currently am.

Darren Oh wrote:
> Giving a permission to the authenticated user and the anonymous users
> gives it to all roles. If you are speaking of giving a single role
> all permissions, I would be careful. It would be better for modules
> to set defaults for their permissions and then change each permission
> individually.
> On Nov 28, 2007, at 4:41 PM, Greg Knaddison wrote:
>> On Nov 28, 2007 5:48 PM, Alessandro Feijó
>> <patrao at legendas.feijo.info> wrote:
>>> I will, eventually :)
>> You might want to take a look at the issue where these check-all boxes
>> were added: http://drupal.org/node/84961#comment-449568
>> I'm not saying that should be set in stone, but when those select-all
>> boxes were added they were purposefully not added to the permissions
>> page because of the potential for accidentally doing a lot of damage
>> on that form.
>> In general, there's no need to ask whether something should be added.
>> Just make a patch and create an issue.
>> Regards,
>> Greg

Sean Robertson
Web Developer
NGP Software, Inc.
seanr at ngpsoftware.com
(202) 686-9330

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