[GeoNode-users] Regarding the RESOURCE_PUBLISHING options, how can staff users publish/unpublish

Simone Dalmasso simone.dalmasso at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 23:27:29 PDT 2015

Good catch about the manage - edit metadata permissions.

For the group assignment, as you said,  it should be used the geonode group
section rather than the admin page.


2015-08-28 5:03 GMT+02:00 Tukang Sampah <tkgsmph at gmail.com>:

> Hi Simone,
> Thanks, I think I figured this out. I made the mistake (?) of assigning
> groupadmin to group1 from the group profile admin page
> (/admin/groups/groupprofile/). It seems that assigning users from the group
> profile admin page *does not* automatically assign the user to the
> particular group in the user profile admin page (/admin/people/profile/),
> which is necessary so groupadmin can access groupmember's unpublished layer
> from the group activity page (group1 also only needs the "Who can manage
> it?" permission for the layer). I had to assign groupadmin manually to
> group1 in their user profile admin page. This is already handled
> automatically if I assign groupadmin in the manage group members page
> (/groups/group/group1/members/). Perhaps this is can be considered a bug?
> Also for groupadmin to be able to actually publish the layer, they must
> also have the permission to edit the layers metadata as well. And then they
> will be able to enable the "Is published" field. I find it kind of odd that
> even though a user has the "Who can manage it?" permission they must also
> have the "Who can change metadata for it?" just to be able to publish the
> layer.
> Regards,
> Tukang
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 1:56 PM, Simone Dalmasso <
> simone.dalmasso at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi, I think that being a "staff" is not enough to get access to the db
>> tables. You have to grant the staff specific permissions from the staff
>> admin user page, there should be a drag and drop area where you can move
>> add, remove, edit resourcebase on the right panel.
>> 2015-08-27 8:43 GMT+02:00 Tukang Sampah <tkgsmph at gmail.com>:
>>> Dear all,
>>> I have the following use case:
>>>    1. RESOURCE_PUBLISHING is set to True
>>>    2. Group1 has 2 users: groupadmin as manager, and groupmember as
>>>    member
>>>    3. User groupadmin has been assigned as a staff user by the superuser
>>>    4. User groupmember uploads a layer, they make sure that Group1 is
>>>    set in the "Who can view it" and "Who can manage it" permissions
>>>    5. Because RESOURCE_PUBLISHING is True nobody can see the uploaded
>>>    layer except groupmember
>>>    6. User groupadmin's job is to review and publish groupmember's layer
>>> It is mentioned in the doc (@
>>> http://geonode.readthedocs.org/en/latest/reference/developers/settings.html)
>>> that a staff user can access the admin page and publish/unpublish
>>> resources. However when user groupadmin accesses /admin/layers/layer/ they
>>> are not permitted, and when they access groupmember's uploaded layer page
>>> from the group activity a 404 error is returned.
>>> My question: where can the groupadmin go to publish/unpublish
>>> groupmember's layer? Is groupadmin missing a permission to the layers admin
>>> page? The only way I can get groupmember's layer to be published is by the
>>> superuser themself, which is not desired.
>>> Any suggestions are appreciated.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Tukang
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>> --
>> Simone

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