[Mediawiki-l] UserRightsList 0.1 released Was: User rights management limited to users you create?

Jim Hu jimhu at tamu.edu
Mon Aug 20 07:43:25 UTC 2007


OK, here's something that seems to work for me.

	http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:UserRightsList

I put it straight into beta because I (perhaps foolishly) went ahead  
and put it on my production wiki.

Jim


On Aug 16, 2007, at 8:14 AM, Jim Hu wrote:

> I've started working on this, and it's morphing into a more general
> replacement for UserRights.  The basic idea is that I'm going to make
> it so that the Special Page works on lists of users rather than on
> one user at a time, and  I'm going to use checkboxes for the groups
> instead of the menu.
>
> Since the user lists on successful wikis will be long, I'll make the
> lists filterable or username (with % wildcards) or by a date range
> when a user was registered.  And I'll have to figure out how to do
> paging.
>
> Sysops/Bureacrats will be able to see all users.  Other users will
> only see the users they created, as logged in user logging (which
> means that this feature will require the userlog extension), and they
> will only be able to set groups that they have permissions for.
>
> At least that's the plan... we'll see if I can actually do it!  If
> anyone has suggestions, please reply.  And if any subset of this does
> already exist, please let me know!!!!
>
> Jim
>
> On Aug 15, 2007, at 12:08 PM, Jim Hu wrote:
>
>> My wiki requires login to edit, but allows any registered user to
>> create accounts.  I'd like to create another user group "student",
>> which can edit but can't create accounts.
>>
>> Based on
>>
>> 	http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:User_rights
>>
>> I think creating the group and assigning the rights is
>> straightforward.  But I also want the users with create account
>> rights to be able to create either regular or student accounts.
>> Ideally, I would want users to have user rights management only on
>> accounts that they create, and be able to use the regular user rights
>> Special Page where regular users would only see "student" as an
>> addable group, and only for those that were created by them.
>>
>> I'm guessing that I will have to write an extension... but does
>> anything like this already exist?  It would be useful in teaching
>> environments, I think.
>>
>> Jim
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>> Jim Hu
>> Associate Professor
>> Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics
>> 2128 TAMU
>> Texas A&M Univ.
>> College Station, TX 77843-2128
>> 979-862-4054
>>
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> 2128 TAMU
> Texas A&M Univ.
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> 979-862-4054
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Jim Hu
Associate Professor
Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics
2128 TAMU
Texas A&M Univ.
College Station, TX 77843-2128
979-862-4054




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