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From "lgilardoni61@gmail.com" <lgilardon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Question about security
Date Tue, 29 Jul 2008 07:50:01 GMT
Andrew Jaquith wrote:
>> 1) while the usual search functionalities respect permissions (es.
>> Person X in group Y cannot even see a page restricted to group Z) this
>> is not respected
>> by the RecentChanges plugin (all pages can be seen - albeit when jumping
>> there you get the usual error message)
> I understand your concern, but I do not believe this is a bug. I would 
> argue that is better for RecentChanges to show all recent changes, 
> even those that are for pages the user has no access to. The idea 
> behind ACLs (and security policies, for that matter) is to restrict 
> access, not make them invisible to less-privileged users.
Well, in some context just knowing something exists (not to say anything 
you can grab even from just reading page name) may be something not wanted.
As for the point of ACLs to be used only to restict access and not to 
make them invisible .... we could discuss about it in general, but it is 
a matter of fact
that currently even just viewing is something that you can disable, and 
this is also reflected in search results (so the behaviour of the 
recentChanges plugin -
btw not checked the referring pages one - is anyway non coherent with 
that of search)..
>> 2) this can onlybe enforced by the author adding [{ALLOW edit mygroup}].
>> 2) any other way? I was wondering whether thic can be enforced by a
>> filter ...
> Not sure what you meant by "this" and "thic."
Sorry ... typo ('thic' for 'this') and too short ...
My point was about the possibility to exploit the filter mechanism to 
automatically add a 'ALLOW edit my group' when saving - and also possibly
hiding it when editing. And the question about whether this approach 
could be reasonable or there are other alternatives.
I suspect the discussion had in recent thread on page metadata in this 
mailing list would also mostly apply here, but interested in having
a better understanding

>> Tx in advance
>> Luca

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