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XF 1.5 Edit post by self is not shown when using test permissions utility

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by Aivaras, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Aivaras

    Aivaras Active Member

    I've given a user the permission to edit posts by self.

    I've used the analyze permissions utility to make sure the permission for that user has a positive value. Yes, it does.

    As a final step, I've used the test permissions utility. Unfortunately, it does not show the edit link in the footer of the messages by that user, yet if I log in as that user, the edit link is there.

    Is this by intention or omission?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The test permissions functionality has some caveats, which are listed here: https://xenforo.com/help/permissions/

    If the results from the permissions analyzer are correct then you don't need to be concerned.
  3. Aivaras

    Aivaras Active Member

    Yes, I was aware of those caveats. It was still a surprise because I also tried setting the permission to edit posts by anyone in the forum moderator permissions and that one did show via test permissions.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    As the description text states:
  5. Aivaras

    Aivaras Active Member

    Even if so, how useful is that from an admin's perspective?

    I resort to the utility when I want to quickly double-check whether the user can actually access the functionality I've just turn on for him/her via permissions.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The Analyze Permissions function, which was introduced in a later build, is better suited to that.
  7. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You can still determine that. But remember, you are testing the permission "set" that has been applied to the user in question as if it were applied to you. It's exactly as if you took all the final yes/no values you see in permission analysis and applied them to your account. (Hence, you can edit your own posts but not others if that permission is set.)
  8. Aivaras

    Aivaras Active Member

    I do understand that (a sort of try walking in his/her shoes) but I'm not sure about its usefulness.

    What if I as an admin have no posts and I want to check visually in the UI whether the user who's been given the permission to edit post by self can actually access it (see the edit link in the footer). I wouldn't be able to do it.

    How about adding a second mode to the test permissions utility to show the admin what the user sees based on the user's permission set?

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