Administration role management

Bug #1296555 reported by Gregor Anželj on 2014-03-24
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Bug Description

Project EUFolio is a project where several schools (institutions) from several countries take part. Insitution for every participating school was created and also administrator for every institution (institution admin). The problem is, that there are also persons (let's call them "country admins") who manage all schools from certain country.

They could easily be assigned the role of institution admin for each institution from their country. The problem is (or maybe their fear is) that since all institution admins have same privileges, they might get their role taken away from one of the other institution admins (from either one of the institutions they have privileges for). But they should not become site admins.

So is it possible to create a role (e.g. institution manager admin, country admin, etc.) which is something between site admin and institution admin? Basically this should be an institution admin that can not be removed from certain institution by other institution admins.

Aaron Wells (u-aaronw) on 2014-05-04
tags: added: admin institutions usability
Aaron Wells (u-aaronw) wrote :

Hm, interesting idea. You could do some sort of "institution groups" thing to handle this.

But, I can't really see us making the access control system more complicated at this time. If you need a higher level of granularity than the Institution system provides, I'd suggest managing your institution memberships in an external database, and then write a cron job that syncs that to the Mahara database.

Changed in mahara:
status: New → Won't Fix
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