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Feature request: Security options at project level

Currently it is only possible to restrict user access to information by configuring whether they have access to a department.  Another department in my company is considering FogBugz, but they need to be able to limit by project as well since some of their projects should only be available to certain members of their department. 

A temporary work around would be to create a fake department for each of their projects, but this will clutter the department namespace with projects.

Keeping the current department level security model and extending it to projects would be the ideal solution.
Eden Brandeis Send private email
Friday, January 13, 2006
 
 
Each project has to be assigned to one department (most are assigned to Internal by default).  Isn't this functionality already there? 

You just need to make a department with basically the same name as the project and then assign the project to match that particular department.
Michael H. Pryor Send private email
Friday, January 13, 2006
 
 
Michael,

Thank you for the response.  We could create a department for each project ("Top Secret A", "Normal B", "Top Secret B", etc), but this will make the list of departments "ugly" because it will be a mix of projects and real departments (e.g. "Service", "Top Secret A", "Production", etc.).  Somehow I think this could cause confusion for users of the system and make it harder to filter (top level person for Dept. A couldn't just filter for all projects for Dept. A). 

Do you understand the limitation I am getting at?

Another solution would be to have two independent installations of FogBugz, but I am not sure how much extra work this might cause for our I/S department and if it might even cost more in hardware and software support.

So ideally, departments would have user restrictions and projects would allow for additional refinement of those restrictions.  Please let me know if you think this is a reasonable feature request.  I think many companies may have employees or contractors within a single department that should be restricted only to a specific project within that department.
Eden Brandeis Send private email
Friday, January 13, 2006
 
 

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