Last modified: 2005-08-24 23:30:15 UTC

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Bug 573 - Non existent user rights can be set
Non existent user rights can be set
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal trivial (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-09-25 21:01 UTC by Angela
Modified: 2005-08-24 23:30 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Angela 2004-09-25 21:01:28 UTC
In the steward's version of Special:Makesysop, I can assign a user rights that
do not exist. For example, I made myself a bgwiktionary (by accident - I meant
to make myself a sysop).

Also, if the rights field includes the word "sysop", the user is listed on
special:listadmins as a sysop even if they aren't one. For example, Anthere set
a user as sysopbot on zh instead of bot. This had no effect on the user, but
they showed up in the list of admins. The same happened when I set myself as
"not a sysop" on aa.

Entering something unrecognised in the rights field should give an error, not
allow you to set rights that don't exist.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2004-09-25 21:03:43 UTC
The set of rights is theoretically open-ended, but this isn't currently used well.

We probably should open a separate bug on that and mark this one as dependent....
Comment 2 Niklas Laxström 2005-08-24 23:30:15 UTC
Seems like this is fixed already

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