Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 10 months ago

#272 new change

[trac] Users without special permissions should be able to track bugs via e-mail

Reported by: arthur Assignee:
Priority: P3 Milestone:
Module: Infrastructure Keywords:
Cc: arthur@… Blocked By:
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Ready: yes Confidential: no
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Description (last modified by philll)


Currently regular users cannot add their e-mail address to the CC of issues they didn't create.

What to change

All authenticated user groups should be able to add their e-mail address to the CC of issues they didn't create to keep track of them.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by arthur

  • Cc arthur@… added

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by philll

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Owner set to philll
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by philll

  • Status changed from assigned to new

The assigned state will be dropped by #403

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by philll

  • Cc trev added

We could do this by granting every authenticated user the TICKET_MODIFY permission while putting permission checks on every field that does not yet have them and grant those to only those users who are currently having the TICKET_MODIFY permission. Additionally, we have to make sure that all status changes of existing issues have permission checks. The desired result then should be that existing issues are displayed in edit mode for all registered users but no field is actually editable, while the "Add to cc" checkbox should be available.

@trev: what do you think about that concept?

Last edited 6 years ago by philll (previous) (diff)

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by trev

Yes, I guess that's what we'll have to do.

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by philll

  • Owner philll deleted

Rethinking my approach lead to the finding that this will not work, as Trac in general, and also our used plugin BlackMagicTicketTweaks with few exceptions share one and the same permission for creating and editing issue. That means, my approach would prohibit a normal user to edit any field when creating an issue, not only when editing an existing one.

Apparently, I currently don't see another workaround. One could invent a new plugin introducing a workflow operation setting/unsetting oneself to cc.

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by fhd

  • Cc trev removed

comment:8 Changed 10 months ago by nps1337


Last edited 10 months ago by kzar (previous) (diff)
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