phpBB 2.2 Inherit Permission

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orang
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phpBB 2.2 Inherit Permission

Post by orang »

Hi,

I just read the features of phpBB 2.2. Anybody knows what "Inherit" permission is good for. I think this is very dangerous since we have many permissions and we could easily forget about inherit :roll:
phpBB is so great.

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SolarFX
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Re: phpBB 2.2 Inherit Permission

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Inherit permissions is when you are setting permissions, you click on the preset "inherit parent" and it sets the permissions up exactly like the forum above it, or category. Or you can set the category and inherit it down on all forums and subforums below it- or select the ones you want to inherit. I don't know what you are talking about, dangerous? It's an awsome feature...
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Re: phpBB 2.2 Inherit Permission

Post by cyberCrank »

plus it is a time saver and for consistency and is a standard/typical practice on other things like directories on computers with security settings like ACL lists that can be "propagated" from parent directories down to lower levels sort of like phpBB forums, etc.

There was some recent discussions about "simplifying" permissions, "factory defaults", etc. The current implementation is very powerful and has a number of simplifing features now, but we may see some changes by the time the beta comes out...

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Re: phpBB 2.2 Inherit Permission

Post by Mr.Jester »

orang wrote:Hi,

I just read the features of phpBB 2.2. Anybody knows what "Inherit" permission is good for. I think this is very dangerous since we have many permissions and we could easily forget about inherit :roll:
There is nothing inherently dangerous about this setup. Lazy administrators are inherently dangerous. Inheriting permissions is what all current operating systems with ACL support do. Child inherits from parent. If there was such a risk to it, it would not be impletemented industry wide.

It is a common for people to think that something that is flexible, thus allowing you to more easily make a mistake is a flaw.

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Mr.Jester wrote:If there was such a risk to it, it would not be impletemented industry wide.
Unfortunately, there is no reason for this to be true. If this was true, viruses and security flaws, which cost to industy much more than what is necessary to avoid these flaws, would not exist.
However much flaws are avoided by a safe default configuration, wich is the case of phpBB.

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