trac-ticketlinks / wiki-default / TracPermissions

== Trac Permissions ==

Trac uses a flexible permission system to control what different users can do
in the system.

When a user first uses a system he/she will be able to do certain things. 
Exactly what he/she can do depend on which privileges you have granted to
the special user {{{anonymous}}}.
In addition to these privileges different users can be granted additional 
rights as soon as they login into the system.

=== Available privileges ===

 * {{{TRAC_ADMIN}}}
 * {{{LOG_VIEW}}}
 * {{{FILE_VIEW}}}
 * {{{CHANGESET_VIEW}}}
 * {{{BROWSER_VIEW}}}
 * {{{TICKET_VIEW, TICKET_CREATE, TICKET_MODIFY, TICKET_ADMIN}}}
 * {{{REPORT_VIEW, REPORT_CREATE, REPORT_MODIFY, REPORT_DELETE, REPORT_ADMIN}}}
 * {{{WIKI_VIEW, WIKI_CREATE, WIKI_MODIFY, WIKI_DELETE, WIKI_ADMIN}}}
 * {{{TIMELINE_VIEW}}}
 * {{{SEARCH_VIEW}}}
 * {{{CONFIG_VIEW}}}

The {{{something_ADMIN}}} privileges are just shortcuts that can be used to grant a user all the ''something'' privileges in one go. Having {{{TRAC_ADMIN}}}
is like being {{{root}}} on a *NIX system, it will let you do anything you want.

=== Granting privileges ===

Currently the only way to grant privileges to users is by using the
{{{trac-admin}}} script. The current set of privileges can be listed
with the following command:

{{{
  $ trac-admin /path/to/my.db permission list
}}}

This command will let the user ''bob'' to delete reports:

{{{
  $ trac-admin /path/to/my.db permission add bob REPORT_DELETE
}}}

=== Default permissions ===

Granting privileges to the special user ''anonymous'' can be used to control
what an anonymous user can do before they have logged in.

In the same way, privileges granted to the special user ''authenticated'' will apply to any authenticated (logged in) user.
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