[Mageia-sysadm] updating sysadmin privileges in forum config

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 21 15:20:46 CET 2012

2012/3/21 Oliver Burger <oliver.bgr at googlemail.com>:
> Am 21.03.2012 14:57, schrieb Romain d'Alverny:
>> Hi there (xpost sysadmins and forums-discuss lists),
>> following the steps in
>> https://ml.mageia.org/l/arc/council/2012-03/msg00115.html I'm going to
>> update the forums groups for sysadmin members. The culprit is that
>> it's not in sync with LDAP so far, so it's to be manually updated.
>> Targetted situation:
>>  - forum _technical_ management people =>  sysadmin (includes updating
>> the code base, reviewing and applying patches)
>>  - forum administration (roles, configuration, all that can be done
>> through the Web interface, interfacing with sysadmin) =>  someone still
>> to step up
>>  - we don't touch to user-defined groups by default (although I'm not
>> sure Packagers/Sysadmins ones are really needed/used - they are not in
>> sync either - but this should be dealt with future forum)
>>  - we use the Administrators group to manage who gets to fully manage
>> the forums (there's an extra higher level for that, but not accessible
>> to anyone at this time). Sysadmin members are members of this group.
>> I'm reviewing the steps to do that (I will most likely kill the
>> Sysadmins group and copy the forums users from the LDAP sysadmin group
>> into this Administrators group).
>>  - this is for forums.mageia.org/en/ ; forums.mageia.org/de/ should be
>> managed in the same way, but we need someone to relay the discussion
>> in German.
> Currently I am the admin of the de forums, and I am reading here.
> We do need only three groups in de forums:
> "admin, global moderator, registered user"
> I needed the admin rights exactly once, to ban a spammer. But it should be
> possible to do that without filing a bug report assigned to the sysadmins.

As you are already admin you have full access to all levels. Except if
maât changed the default permissions. I did not see any such missing
rights nor any "extra level".


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