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Gavin LaRose - permission level to change passwords

Gavin LaRose - permission level to change passwords

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inactiveTopicpermission level to change passwords topic started 1/4/2006; 8:36:06 PM
last post 1/5/2006; 12:34:27 AM
userGavin LaRose - permission level to change passwords  blueArrow
1/4/2006; 8:36:06 PM (reads: 439, responses: 1)
Hi all,

I'm setting things up for our new semester, and the following struck me. To be able to reset a student's forgotten password, a user must have permission to modify_student_data. Which then allows the user to reset the user's permissions, add and drop students from the class, etc.

It seems to me that permissionLevel of modify_student_password_only would be useful for large multi-section courses where a TA has responsibility for the day-to-day activities of the course but not the setup of the system.

Am I missing something here (other than the bother of actually implementing it)? Any other thoughts pro or con?


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userArnold K. Pizer - Re: permission level to change passwords  blueArrow
1/5/2006; 12:34:27 AM (reads: 565, responses: 0)
Hi Gavin,

This seems reasonable to me also and I think would be a good addition.

But in my experience, students rarely forget their password, so it's not that critical.


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