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Feature Proposal: Prevent Users from Locking Themselves Out of Their Pages


In a corporate setting, people like to restrict page access. Sadly, they misspell, they get confused about user name format, they misunderstand how restrictions are done.

Where I work, the most common support request is "Help! I locked myself out of this age (somehow)"

We should give them an "are you sure" before they lock themselves out of a page.

Description and Documentation

Before finishing the save, check the new privileges. If the user will not be able to view and/or change after the save, transfer to an Oops page with a warbing "You are about to rse=trict access to this page. After asvng you will not be able to (view/edit) this age again. Are you SURE you want to save this page with these restrictions?"

Or words to that effect.




-- Contributors: VickiBrown - 2009-04-20


Agreed, usability and support issue for TWiki deployments, especially large ones. Please come up with a spec and code, possibly asking a Perl programmer in your organization. TWiki is open source, it is about taking other people's work and giving back!

-- PeterThoeny - 2009-04-20

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