[GeoNode-users] Understanding group permissions in GeoNode

Simone Dalmasso simone.dalmasso at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 02:58:59 PDT 2015

Thanks Seno,

just to add that the default anonymous permissions (and the checkbox
behavior) can be controlled by these settings

2015-09-24 9:04 GMT+02:00 Seno Adiwicaksono <senoadiw at gmail.com>:

> Hi Daniel,
> I sort of got this flow working. What was done is to make sure that the
> approving group (call it GroupApproval) is given all the group permissions
> in the layer upload page, I set it through javascript to fill the
> permissions textbox with GroupApproval. Also it is key to make sure the
> Anyone (view and download) checkboxes are unchecked. Once the user has
> successfully uploaded the layer, an email notification is sent to members
> of GroupApproval. Since the Anyone view permission is unchecked, the layer
> will not show up in the layers list even though it's published. Then the
> GroupApproval member can visit the new layer from the link in the email,
> review it, and finally check the Anyone view and download permissions so it
> is accessible by the public.
> Hope this helps!
> Regards,
> SN
> On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 1:19 PM, Simone Dalmasso <
> simone.dalmasso at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> "layer_uploaded".
>> 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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