Feature #2890


Allow admin mode to be toggled.

Added by Steve Traylen over 10 years ago. Updated over 10 years ago.

Users, Roles and Permissions
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For users with admin privileges they currently see all hosts all of the time.

Given that 95% of time I am working as a non admin it would be good if I could toggle my own
admin privs on and off with a checkbox so that when I use the foreman interface most of the time
I am just like a "normal" user and only see my hosts for instance. It also offers some limited protection
agains me accidentally deleting everybody elses hosts.

Related issues 1 (1 open0 closed)

Related to Foreman - Feature #12738: Disallow a host from being deletedNew12/08/2015Actions
Actions #1

Updated by Lukas Zapletal over 10 years ago


can you explain to me what you mean by toggling on and off? Apparently, we cannot allow everybody to toggle admin permissions on. I think I dont get this.

Actions #2

Updated by Steve Traylen over 10 years ago


Assuming I have admin privileges in the first place then when visiting the foreman UI there would be an additional check box.

Admin mode on/off.

If the checkbox is 'on' then everything is as now.
If the checkbox is 'off' then my admin privileges are dropped and resulting view of the interface is as if I did not have admin rights.

Of course in the latter case I still get the 'Admin Mode" box so I can reenable admin mode.

Actions #3

Updated by Ohad Levy over 10 years ago

I think we should call it 'god mode' or maybe the foreman mode:)

Actions #4

Updated by Lukas Zapletal over 10 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to Low

Hmmm this is an interesting idea, but won't two browser sessions do the same work for you? I've never seen something similar in a intranet application. It's nice-to-have feature for sure. We are accepting patches! :-D

Actions #5

Updated by Dominic Cleal almost 8 years ago


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