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Trac uses a simple but flexible permission system to control what users can and can't access.
Permission privileges are managed using the trac-admin tool.
Regular visitors, non-authenticated users, accessing the system are assigned the default role (user) named anonymous. Assign permissions to the anonymous user to set privileges for non-authenticated/guest users.
In addition to these privileges users can be granted additional individual rights in effect when authenticated and logged into the system.
To enable all privileges for a user, use the TRAC_ADMIN permission. Having TRAC_ADMIN is like being root on a *NIX system, it will let you do anything you want.
Otherwise, individual privileges can be assigned to users for the various different functional areas of Trac:
|BROWSER_VIEW||View directory listings in the repository browser|
|LOG_VIEW||View revision logs of files and directories in the repository browser|
|FILE_VIEW||View files in the repository browser|
|CHANGESET_VIEW||View repository check-ins|
|TICKET_VIEW||View existing tickets and perform ticket queries|
|TICKET_CREATE||Create new tickets|
|TICKET_APPEND||Add comments or attachments to tickets|
|TICKET_CHGPROP||Modify ticket properties|
|TICKET_MODIFY||Includes both TICKET_APPEND and TICKET_CHGPROP, and in addition allows resolving tickets|
|TICKET_ADMIN||All TICKET_* permissions, plus the deletion of ticket attachments.|
|MILESTONE_VIEW||View a milestone|
|MILESTONE_CREATE||Create a new milestone|
|MILESTONE_MODIFY||Modify existing milestones|
|MILESTONE_ADMIN||All MILESTONE_* permissions|
|ROADMAP_VIEW||View the roadmap page|
|ROADMAP_ADMIN||Alias for MILESTONE_ADMIN (deprecated)|
|REPORT_SQL_VIEW||View the underlying SQL query of a report|
|REPORT_CREATE||Create new reports|
|REPORT_MODIFY||Modify existing reports|
|REPORT_ADMIN||All REPORT_* permissions|
|WIKI_VIEW||View existing wiki pages|
|WIKI_CREATE||Create new wiki pages|
|WIKI_MODIFY||Change wiki pages|
|WIKI_DELETE||Delete wiki pages and attachments|
|WIKI_ADMIN||All WIKI_* permissions, plus the management of readonly pages.|
|TIMELINE_VIEW||View the timeline page|
|SEARCH_VIEW||View and execute search queries|
|CONFIG_VIEW||Enables additional pages on About Trac that show the current configuration or the list of installed plugins|
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/projenv permission list
This command will allow the user bob to delete reports:
$ trac-admin /path/to/projenv permission add bob REPORT_DELETE
Permissions can be grouped together to form roles such as developer, admin, etc.
$ trac-admin /path/to/projenv permission add developer WIKI_ADMIN $ trac-admin /path/to/projenv permission add developer REPORT_ADMIN $ trac-admin /path/to/projenv permission add developer TICKET_MODIFY $ trac-admin /path/to/projenv permission add bob developer $ trac-admin /path/to/projenv permission add john developer
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.