[LON-CAPA-dev] A line from the guts manual about roles
Guy Albertelli II
Wed, 23 Jul 2003 15:14:30 -0400 (EDT)
> "When a user first logs in, their role is the 'common' role, which means
> that they have the sum of all of their privileges. During a session it
> might become necessary to choose a particular role, which as a
> consequence also limits the user to only the privileges in that
> particular role."
> Is this still true?
> It doesn't make much sense to me as written; why
> would anyone want to limit their privileges, and why would "limiting"
> privileges be necessary to do something?
It rather diambiguates what permissions you have.
For instance if I have both student and instructor roles, one allows
me to view grades one doesn't, so am I allowed to view grades? Maybe,
I need to pick a specific role in this case.
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