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ReThink the Create Project permission (Feature #204)

Added by S C at 2011-02-18 01:57 pm. Updated at 2011-02-18 02:17 pm.

Status:Duplicate Start date:2011-02-18
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A feature which is present in redmine/chiliproject, is the ability to authorize users to create projects.
This is done by setting this permission to the roles we want.

Now, here is a (I think) common case where it is a problematic choice :

In my company we use redmine (one day, chili will take its place I hope) for our forge.
All collaborators have access to this forge but our clients too.
Collaborators connect using LDAP and clients using internal auth.
Any collaborator must be able to create a new project so we allow Non Members to do it.
But ! It means that our clients can create projects too...

We wrote a small plugin to filter the permission based on the auth_source but I think it would be preferable to rethink the subject to make more logical.

Needing to already be member of something to create project is, to me, a non sens.

What do you think guys ? :)

Related issues

duplicates Feature #121: Granular admin rights Open


Updated by Holger Just at 2011-02-18 02:13 pm

This issue could be solved with the introduction of global rights and roles (as proposed in #121)

Currently the "create project" right is really a bad hack. You gain this permission, by being member of any project with a role that has this permission. This should be changed to having real global permissions and being able to assign it to users and/or groups.

  • Status changed from Open to Duplicate

Updated by S C at 2011-02-18 02:17 pm

Yup, sorry, didn't saw that one.

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