web client: Insufficient permissions causes actions to fail without any feedback to the user

Bug #1526185 reported by Kathy Lussier
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Bug Description

In the web client, if staff does not have permission to perform an action, the action will fail without any feedback to the user. I tested the following actions with an account that did not have sufficient permissions:


In every case, the user never received a message saying why the action failed and did not receive a login box asking for credentials of an account that could perform the action. In several cases, it wasn't even clear that the action had failed

Kyle Huckins (khuckins)
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assignee: nobody → Kyle Huckins (khuckins)
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Kyle Huckins (khuckins) wrote :

Bill Erickson and I have a collab branch here that resolves this:

Evergreen should now notice whenever an action fails due to permission failure, and the recently implemented operator change dialog will be brought up(without the login type field), along with a message as to what permission failed, and a human-readable message summarising the issue. Input of authorized credentials will log you in as the authorized user, re-attempt the action, and then return you to your user.

tags: added: pullrequest
Changed in evergreen:
assignee: Kyle Huckins (khuckins) → nobody
Bill Erickson (berick)
Changed in evergreen:
milestone: none → 2.12-beta
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in evergreen:
milestone: 2.12-beta → 2.12-rc
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Kathy Lussier (klussier) wrote :

I'm getting merge conflicts on this one. Could somebody rebase the branch against current master?

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Bill Erickson (berick) wrote :

Rebasing now...

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Bill Erickson (berick) wrote :
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Kathy Lussier (klussier) wrote :

Thank you Kyle and Bill! Merged to master for inclusion in 2.12.

Changed in evergreen:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in evergreen:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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