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Bug 308686 - Edit groups for user properties
Edit groups for user properties
Product: gnome-system-tools
Classification: Deprecated
Component: users-admin
Other All
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: Carlos Garnacho
Carlos Garnacho
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-06-22 20:27 UTC by Corey Burger
Modified: 2009-12-13 20:49 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: Unversioned Enhancement

Description Corey Burger 2005-06-22 20:27:56 UTC
Currently, when you look at the properties of a user, you cannot see or edit
what groups they are in. It would be nice if another tab was added called
"Groups" which would allow this

Other information:
Comment 1 Lionel Dricot 2005-07-21 11:06:33 UTC
I would agree with this. 
Comment 2 Carlos Garnacho 2005-07-21 12:15:03 UTC
that would mean to add again what I wanted to avoid when I removed that tab.
Unless you have a somewhat complex configuration, the "privileges" tab handles
the most common cases in a much more user friendly way, and it would also mean
adding duplicate info in another tab (touching one would mean modifying data in
the other, which goes against all usability premises). 

I'm very tempted to mark it as WONTFIX unless you have very good arguments :)
Comment 3 Corey Burger 2005-08-08 21:56:16 UTC
Ok, been thinking about this one.

Basically I think we should show any user created groups. We can leave the
various system groups as they are. 
Comment 4 Sven J. 2008-01-20 18:00:12 UTC
I need to add users to custom groups. This bug made me use the command line a lot. I appreciate a way to manage a user's group in gnome. Not beeing able to do this is not user friendly at all.
Comment 5 Sven J. 2008-08-16 08:41:36 UTC
Use case: A user installs VirtualBox. Since the virtualbox driver has this rights:
crw-rw---- 1 root vboxusers 10, 62 2008-08-16 09:15 /dev/vboxdrv
You need to attach a user to the group vboxusers.

This simple task is still not possible within the gnome gui.
Comment 6 Milan Bouchet-Valat 2009-12-13 20:49:47 UTC
Now that the GUI has been redesigned, I think it makes even less sense to add another tab/dialog to configure the groups the user is in. VirtualBox is considered as a privilege group ATM, and I think that fits your needs.

If you need to add many users to a specific group, then I guess it's worth for you to create a dedicated profile, by tweaking /etc/gnome-system-tools/users/profiles. This file is now much more used in the development version, and it will soon be shipped in our tree (for now, distributors ship it on their own - at least Ubuntu).