[development] DrupalWebTestCase and changing permissions of authenticate user role

Nathaniel Catchpole catch56 at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 25 14:45:16 UTC 2008

Hmm. I think you're probably right.

There's nothing stopping you from changing the permissions as part of your
test though, you can visit admin/user/permissions and save the form with
different values, or just delete the row from the permissions table directly
with db_query().

That said, I'm not sure how much this is by design, or an omission in


On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 3:20 PM, Maarten van Grootel wrote:

> Hi Nat,
> That's not what it says, or at least not what's happening. It says that if
> null, it receives the default permissions stated in _drupalCreateRole()
> (which is array('access comments', 'access content', 'post comments', 'post
> comments without approval') according to
> http://api.drupal.org/api/file/modules/simpletest/drupal_web_test_case.php/7/source).
> But, this does not influence the permissions every user receives by the hard
> coded Authenticated User role. Not directly, but by association/inheritance.
> This behavior is expected, because it's the Drupal way of permission
> inheritance. But to test the behavior I still need to find a way to alter
> the permissions not my newly created user+role, but of the global
> Authenticated User Role. You can try it by removing 'post comments' from row
> 27 of comment.test. You'd expect al sorts of failures, because you just made
> web_user not able to create comments, but everything passes effortlessly.
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