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Offline thehawk

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Working with Permissions
« on: February 28, 2008, 01:37:10 pm »
Maybe I am missing something, but it seems to me that the current system for working with permissions, categories, and membergroups is terribly cumbersome.

Because of the diversity in the different groups of people my site caters to, each group has a different set of message boards available to them, and nothing else is visible.  From the perspective of someone in any given group, it looks like that group is the only one on the site.  I need to be able to do the same thing with the Gallery side of the house.

I guess the easiest way to explain what I mean is to say to take a look at the SMF interface (specifically the 'Manage Boards and Categories' section, Admin -> Forums -> Boards,  to see how categories, boards, sub-boards, and whatever are laid out, and the options that are available when clicking 'Modify' and 'Permissions' from that page), which makes it very easy to do- something along these lines would be idea.  It can be done with the Gallery interface, but it takes ten times longer than it should.  I am almost to the point that I am considering just directly manipulating the database (which we all know is a big No-No).

Another option could be making the Category Permission List editable, with check boxes and a save button, rather than just showing what settings are, but this is a distant second.

Any thoughts or ideas on the feasibility of implementing such a thing?

Other than this one detail, after much searching and gnashing of teeth, SMF Gallery Pro (at least so far) does exactly what I need it to do, and I am glad I found it- definitely worth the money paid.

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Re: Working with Permissions
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2008, 08:02:55 pm »
I like those ideas and would make a big improvement/addition to the category permission listing page.

Instead of having to hunt though each category to change the permissions for the membergroups.

This is now something I plan to add to the next release.
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Re: Working with Permissions
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2008, 11:47:08 am »
You rock, dude!

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Re: Working with Permissions
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2008, 01:34:37 pm »
Along with this, how much of a re-write would it be to change permissions to have three levels, like the message boards do, so that a gallery has Allow, Disallow, and explicit Deny?

So that a membergroup cannot access a board unless specifically granted Allow, but a Disallow won't keep a member who is part of more than one group out like it will now, like the Deny does.

Am I making sense?

I haven't looked to see how things are put together, so I have no real idea how large a request I am making.  Speaking of, I don't suppose you have a definition document laying around you could PM or point me to, do you?

In the interim, I have figured out a sort-of workaround- it looks like gallery access is dependent on the primary membergroup only?  At least so far, it is working that way.

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Re: Working with Permissions
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2008, 07:23:09 pm »
That would be sort of hard with the current system set of.
I was thinking of expanding permissions to allow members in secondary groups access to view images if they that group was in the allowed list.
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Re: Working with Permissions
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2008, 08:37:40 pm »
Redid the manage categories section to make it a little easier to follow.
1.3.14
+Redid the mange categories page to make it more friendly and easier to see subcategories
+Changed keyword search results a little
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Re: Working with Permissions
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2008, 01:36:57 am »
Redid the manage categories section to make it a little easier to follow.
1.3.14
+Redid the mange categories page to make it more friendly and easier to see subcategories
+Changed keyword search results a little

That is -so- much nicer to work with.  Thank you!

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Re: Working with Permissions
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2008, 01:41:12 am »
That would be sort of hard with the current system set of.
I was thinking of expanding permissions to allow members in secondary groups access to view images if they that group was in the allowed list.

I think I could work with that.

 

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