[development] Suggestion for User Permissions

Tao Starbow starbow at citris-uc.org
Thu Nov 29 01:18:13 UTC 2007

You might check out the Admin Role module 


Sean Robertson wrote:
> 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

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