[geeklog-devel] Group Admin revisited

Vincent Furia vmf at abtech.org
Sun Feb 1 13:25:32 EST 2004

Here is an off the wall idea.  It will require quite a bit of rework, 
but it may make group administration a bit more intuitive...

Why not add the idea of "ownership" to groups.  So that a group has an 
owner (user id), a group owner, membership access and anonymous access 
(like what is used for story access).  Root, the owner or a member of 
the "group owner" group can all add or remove users from that group.

The membership access and anonymous access can probably be ignored, 
unless someone can think of a good usage for them.  (Perhaps only Root 
can adjust these "owner" settings, and a check in membership access or 
anonymous access can say whether membership group or the anonymous group 
are allowed to be assigned to this group?)

Just an idea, seems this way would be more intuitive and easier to 
control the power of any group admins.


Dirk Haun wrote:

>Just checking if I'm on the right track here ...
>So say we're restricting Group Admin such that he can only assign users
>to groups of which he himself is a member.
>But he can still create new groups. Obviously, he needs to be assigned to
>these new groups automatically or he won't be able to assign anyone else
>to that group. Correct?
>Also, the permissions that can be used for a new group need to be
>restricted such that they only list permissions that the Group Admin
>already has (through his membership in other groups). Correct?
>As I said - just checking. I'm not going to implement this just yet (and
>if anyone else wants to do it, feel free to do so ...).
>bye, Dirk

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