wiki:GroupingAssignToPlugin

Fill Assign-To by looking at permission groups

The plugin is deprecated in Trac 1.1.3 and later (trac:#11839). Groups and permissions can be included in the set_owner workflow attribute when the action contains the set_owner or may_set_owner workflow operation (see trac:wiki:1.1/TracWorkflow for more details). The plugin should be uninstalled when upgrading to Trac 1.1.3 or later.

Description

This plugin is an IValidOwnerProvider, providing the FlexibleAssignToPlugin with a specific method to determine user lists for the Assign-To dropdown box.

The list of users is constructed by looking into the permissions table for all-lowercase usernames which are members of certain (configurable) groups.

There is both a global configuration option for a list of such group names, as well as a per-workflow-step variable which takes precedence when it exists.

The groups do not need to have any special permissions defined. Group resolution is done recursively (to a hardcoded depth of 5).

Usage

General instructions on installing Trac plugins can be found on the TracPlugins page.

Activate the component in trac.ini like this:

[components]
groupingassignto.* = enabled

Add a new section, headed [groupingassignto]. Put an owner_group = Some_Group setting there - by default, any user who is directly or indirectly a member of that group, will be shown in the Assign-To box.

For each individual workflow step where you would like to have a different list of usernames in the Assign-To box, write a workflow setting <stepname>.owner_group = Some_Other_Group.

Instead of single group names, you can also list multiple group names separated by a pipe symbol, like this: <stepname>.owner_group = This_Group | That_Group. The Assign-To box will list all users who are member of either group.

Example

Assuming permission groups Owner_All, Owner_Developer, and Owner_Developer_Management, and an already existing workflow step submit-to-development, the following configuration will

  • by default, put all users of group Owner_All into the assign-to box
  • for the special workflow step, put there the users from either group Owner_Developer or Owner_Developer_Manager.
[groupingassignto]
owner_group = Owner_All

[ticket-workflow]
...
submit-to-development.owner_group = Owner_Developer | Owner_Developer_Manager

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for GroupingAssignToPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.

Download

Download the zipped source from here.

Source

You can check out GroupingAssignToPlugin from here using Subversion, or browse the source with Trac.

Recent Changes

14280 by rjollos on 2014-11-18 22:51:12
Added dependency to setup.py.
10358 by bof on 2011-06-21 15:09:24
initial checkin
10357 by bof on 2011-06-21 15:02:02
New hack GroupingAssignToPlugin, created by bof
(more)

Author/Contributors

Author: bof
Maintainer: Patrick Schaaf
Sponsor: Yalwa Branchenbuch
Contributors:

Last modified 4 months ago Last modified on Feb 3, 2016, 7:14:55 PM