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everyone admin regardless of roles after importing

just imported from SMF 2.0.8 and was in the process of fixing permissions on each category. Created a test user to verify things, and that's when I noticed my test user, regardless of what roles they are assigned to, and regardless of what permissions those roles have, can see the dashboard and do everything there.


  • ShadowdareShadowdare r_j MVP
    edited August 2014

    The Garden.Settings.Manage permission is the permission that allows them to access the dashboard. Since you said that the users could still access the dashboard regardless of what permission their roles have, then one thing that it could be is that the Admin property for each user isn't set to 0.

    Do you have a way to look at the records in the database tables for your forum? If not, there's Adminer. Select the GDN_User table and find your test user. The Admin property for the affected users should be set to 0. If it's set to 1, for example, the user would be able to access the dashboard regardless of permissions.

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  • Only the user I was prompted to make admin during the import shows a 1 in the admin column.

    The only role that this user is assigned to goes not grant the Garden.Settings.Manage permission.

    They still have full access to the dashboard after an import.

  • ok. bit of clarification, its only the users imported that are displaying this problem (must have reused the test account I had before)

  • edited August 2014

    Is there anything else that would help to debug this?

  • edited August 2014

    @Shadowdare‌ May have solved it. All the imported users had entries in the GDN_UserRole table assigning them to role 0.

  • Confirming fixed (for me anyway), might be worth investigating if other SMF 2.x imports display the same issue.

  • LincLinc Detroit Admin

    Thank you for following up; I filed an issue about this here:

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