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0023570mantisbtbugtrackerpublic2020-03-15 15:23
Reportercproensa Assigned Tocproensa  
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status closedResolutionfixed 
Target Version2.24.0Fixed in Version2.24.0 
Summary0023570: Implement limit_reporters as a threshold

There are some issues with the limit_reporters option:

  • It's an on/off flag, so the behaviour is not very configurable.
  • The meaning of reporter, is based on the ability of a user to create issues, so it depends on report_bug_threshold for each project.
  • The access level that is not limited by this option is not well defined, when report_bug_threshold is an array threshold with gaps.

A more standard approach is to have an option representing a threshold, the meaning should be inverted though: "access levels that CAN view other reporters' issues"
Being a threshold, the behaviour is well defined and would use the standard access api conventions.
However, a disadvantage is that the dynamic "who is a reporter" discovery is lost, so if report_bug_threshold is modified for some project, this options should be modified accordingly.

There are related requests to have a limitation for users to view only issues assigned to him, which can be implemented in the same way as the "reporter" threshold limit.


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related to 0010831 closedcproensa how can I allow user to view only the issue that assigned to them 


Related Changesets

MantisBT: master 46dff48e

2017-10-30 19:57:19


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New option limit_reporter_unless_threshold

Currently the option 'limit_reporters' is used to only allow viewing
issues reported by the user. This is an on/off option, and not a
threshold, and when enabled it applies the restriction to those user
that are calculated to be reporters.
The problem is that a user can report issues based on
'report_bug_threshold'. With the option enabled, users with an access
level (AL) greater than the minumim AL needed to report, are those that
can view all issues. This is a weak implementation that causes
inconsistencies, for example, when the report threshold is a
non-contiguous array of ALs.

A new option is created: limit_reporter_unless_threshold which is a real
threshold option. Any user that meets that threshold will see any issue,
otherwise the view is limited to only own reported issues (working like
the old option 'limit_reporters')
The meaning of the option has a inverse logic, because we don't support
negative thresholds. Setting ANYBODY as the value for this option is the
equivalent of 'limit_reporters' having OFF value.

To add a transitional workaround from the old to new logic:
When 'limit_reporters' option is ON, which according to previous
functionality, should be a global configuration (ALL_PROJECTS), the new
option is not evaluated, neither will be shown in configuration pages.
Once 'limit_reporters' is OFF at global level, the new option
'limit_reporter_unless_threshold' will be shown on pages and be
effective al global or project level.

Fixes: 0023570
Affected Issues
mod - config_defaults_inc.php Diff File
mod - core/access_api.php Diff File
mod - lang/strings_english.txt Diff File
mod - manage_config_work_threshold_page.php Diff File
mod - manage_config_work_threshold_set.php Diff File