[development] Suggestion for User Permissions

Mark Ferree markferree at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 03:57:55 UTC 2007

I seem to be running into this issue everywhere  lately. I've been  
working on a greasemonkey script the last few days that adds a check  
all and a uncheck all option to the user permissions page.  I'll share  
this when its complete if anyone else would find it useful.

At my office we usually maintain an admin role on the sites we work on  
so that the developers don't do all of their work as user 1.

I have used admin role before, and didn't like the fact that it took  
the decision process away from me, sometimes you want to limit access  
even for the administrator.

I agree that a check all button is extremely dangerous in the wrong  
hands, and shouldn't be available to everyone.

For anyone looking for a quick workaround I was listening to the  
recent Lullabot 50 tips podcast this morning, and they mentioned using  
the web developer extension for Firefox and selecting forms ->  
populate forms, to check all of the  boxes if you are on the roles  
individual permissions page.


On Nov 29, 2007, at 4:40 PM, Steven Peck wrote:

> I cannot possibly conceive of a situation where I would use this
> 'feature/configuration accident waiting to happen' on a production
> site.  Looks very nice as a contributed module.
> Your point (not 'the point), desired feature...
> My point, unacceptable risk.
> Nice contributed module.
> -Steven
> On Nov 29, 2007 1:22 PM, blogdiva at culturekitchen.com
> <blogdiva at culturekitchen.com> wrote:
>> The point is that it should NOT be a module but a default feature of
>> the system.
>> / liza
>> On  29.Nov.2007, at 03:42 PM, Simon Roberts wrote:
>>> Agree. If someone really wants an "admin role" they can use (ta-da)
>>> http://drupal.org/project/adminrole

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