Bug 62779 - RFE: GUI tool(s) for groups
Summary: RFE: GUI tool(s) for groups
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: usermode (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Jindrich Novy
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Keywords: FutureFeature
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-04-05 15:13 UTC by Baku
Modified: 2013-07-02 22:55 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-07 14:39:42 UTC
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Description Baku 2002-04-05 15:13:20 UTC
The usermode package provides utilities for editing nearly all aspects of a 
*user* account. However, "advanced" *group* features are not supported.

In an effort to reduce sysadmin involvement in day-to-day "ownership" problems, 
it would be nice to enable the full gamut of group management features, 

 * Assigning group administrators
 * Assigning "newgrp" passwords
 * Allowing group admins to add/remove users
 * Allowing users to "newgrp" from GNOME

To that end, I'd like to ask for:

* User Manager should have controls to assign administrative rights (for a 
group) to specific user(s), assign group passwords, and related fields in the 

* Perhaps a separate tool? for users to launch to manage the groups for which 
they are the assigned administrator.

* Ideally, it would be VERY NICE (but probably a logistic nightmare) to 
allow "newgrp" from GNOME. (Probably would require taking this up on the GNOME 
lists, and require a very complex passing-around of the newgrp functionality to 
the Panel, Nautilus, GSM, &c.; i.e. "I've said it" but not worth bothering with 
for a relatively rare case.)

Comment 1 Jindrich Novy 2005-04-07 14:39:42 UTC
This is not really an usermode bug (or better to say RFE), this looks like
something to report to system-config-users package instead.

I'm closing this bug as NOTABUG. Please file a new bug to system-config-users if
you still have some requests for enhancements.


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