[development] DrupalWebTestCase and changing permissions of authenticate user role

Nathaniel Catchpole catch56 at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 25 12:46:01 UTC 2008

If you pass an array of permissions to drupalCreateUser() then it'll get
those permissions, rather than the default ones for authenticated user. See
the documentation here: http://drupal.org/node/265762


On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 12:39 PM, Maarten van Grootel
<mvgrootel at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello all,
> I'm currently in the process of writing a 7.x patch to create the 'edit own
> comments' permission, to give admins the option to prohibit editing of
> comments. The functionality is working, but I would like to write a testcase
> for it, just to be complete. Here I found either a limitation of my
> understanding of the drupal testing framework, or a limitation of the
> framework itself.
> Because the 'edit own comments' permission is on by default, (the
> 'authenticated user' role has the permission checked by default), any user
> created with drupalCreateUser($roles) will inherit the right to edit their
> own comment. Therefore, I can't make a test that checks that a person gets a
> 403 when trying to edit their post without the right permissions, because I
> can't disable the permission in the testing environment.
> What I need, and can not find, is a function that will change the
> role_permission values for the 'authenticated user'-role, something like
> DrupalWebTestCase->drupalSetPermissions($role-id, $permissions).
> Am I right to conclude that this can't be done with the current state of
> the Drupal WebTestCase? If so, do you have an idea how to solve this in an
> other way, or should I just leave the testcase out of the patch?
> Thanks,
> Maarten
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