[GeoNode-users] Understanding group permissions in GeoNode

Simone Dalmasso simone.dalmasso at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 23:19:59 PDT 2015

Hi Daniel,
what you want to achieve cannot be done with standard GeoNode as, by
default, a user that uploads data is also the owner and can publish and
modify it. You would have to modify the standard permissions (easy
setting), the UI to remove the public flags and not grant the
"change_resourcebase_permissions" permission to the users that should not
be able to publish.
Then you have to add the notifications system to the group you need for

About the permissions, don't consider the ones in the "admin panel" as they
contain also some django internals that we don't use. the GeoNode
permissions are the ones listed in the permissions widget:

2015-09-23 21:15 GMT+02:00 Daniel Victoria <daniel.victoria at gmail.com>:

> Hi list,
> We'd like to create some groups in GeoNode similar to what Seno describes
> bellow. One group that can upload data and fill the metadata but not make
> it public. And a second group that will review, correct the metadata and
> make it public. Is this done using only the group permissions? Or are there
> some other things that need to be changed?
> Also, looking at the group permissions in the administration panel, I got
> lost. Is there some place that describes what each of the permissions is
> for? Some are quite self-describing but, what is the difference between:
> a) can add layer vs. can add layer file
> b) can add upload vs. can add upload file
> Cheers
> Daniel
> On Mon, Sep 7, 2015 at 9:25 AM, Seno Adiwicaksono <senoadiw at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I have a specific use case with regards the django-notification used in
>> GeoNode. The requirements are to only send a layer_created notice to
>> specific group managers. The group managers will then review and publish
>> the uploaded layer. I put a call to notification.send(managers,
>> 'layer_created', notif_ctx) after a new layer object is saved, which then
>> sends the layer_created email to the managers. However they receive 2
>> layer_created emails. I suppose the first one is from my manual call and
>> the second one is because the managers are subscribed to layer_created in
>> the notification settings. I then uncheck the setting and tried uploading
>> another layer expecting to receive only 1 email this time, however none was
>> received. I enabled the settings again and 2 emails were delivered. I find
>> it strange that the saved settings would also affect my manual call.
>> So my question is where in GeoNode's code can I look to disable sending
>> the 2nd email?
>> Thanks,
>> SN
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