7 Replies Latest reply on Jul 3, 2004 9:42 PM by HunJae Lee

    BB question

    HunJae Lee Newbie

      I gave edit/delete priviledges to users,
      But there is no button to edit or delete BB entries.

        • 1. Re: BB question
          jae Master

          how did you go about setting up the correct permissions for the users?

          • 2. Re: BB question
            HunJae Lee Newbie

            Anonymous :: None
            Users :: Delete
            Admins .*:.*:.* Admin

            Above is my bb Permission setting. By this Admins read/delete/edit every posts, but users can only post - not edit/delete..

            • 3. Re: BB question
              jae Master

              just to clarify, are you looking for users to have the ability to edit/delete their own posts, or category moderation where a user can edit/delete any post on a topic?

              • 4. Re: BB question
                HunJae Lee Newbie

                 

                "jae77" wrote:
                just to clarify, are you looking for users to have the ability to edit/delete their own posts, or category moderation where a user can edit/delete any post on a topic?
                I'd like to have users edit/delete their own posts. But my setting as my last post have all users edit/delete every post include other user's posts.

                • 5. Re: BB question
                  jae Master

                  ok...

                  1) i believe there is a bug in the forums code that checks to see whether or not a user can edit his/her own posts even if they have the correct privs as set by the forum security manager. i already know where the issue is and will work on a fix.

                  2) if you want all users to be able to edit any one else's posts, etc, then you have to setup a group permission using the permissions module. at the moment, i forget what the correct security string looks like, but i can post back later w/ that info.

                  1 and 2 are somewhat independent issues, b/c if you configure permissions using #2, then it superceeds any permissions set by #1. i believe this is correct based upon what i see (i can moderate the nukes forums [delete, edit, etc], but i don't have that ability any where else in the forums [even in my own posts]).

                  • 6. Re: BB question
                    jae Master

                    you need to add the following security pattern (using the permissions module) for the forums.

                    Admins .*:.*: ADMIN
                    Users .*:.*: ????

                    if you want to allow moderators for specific categories, you'd do this (assuming you have a category named Foo)

                    Users Foo:.*: Level

                    if you wanted to allow moderators for a specific forum (assuming you have a forum named Bar), you'd do this:

                    Users .*:Bar: Level

                    you could also do a specific category and forum

                    Users Foo:Bar: Level

                    ----
                    i will work on a fix to allow individual users to edit their own posts as well.

                    the issue stems from the fact that isIdentical method on the EJBObject uses the jndiName in it's comparison.

                    what happens is the UserEJBLocal reference that is returned from the Api class has a different jndiName from the UserEJBLocal reference that is returned from the forums w/ information about the poster.

                    given what we are doing, i think it will be safe to just use the user_id in the comparision to see if the person who posted message is the same one who is currently reading it.


                    • 7. Re: BB question
                      HunJae Lee Newbie

                      Thank you for your help.