Problem accessing resources restricted to the group in a closed group when the owner of the group has administration rights
|Reported by:||sbmunro||Owned by:|
|Severity:||minor||Keywords:||administration rights, closed group, access restriction limited to group|
When the owner of a closed group has administrator rights, and then adds any resource to the group (blogs, pages, files, forums, albums or events) giving these resources an access restriction limited to members of the group, other members of the group who do not have administrator rights cannot see these resources.
If the owner of the group (with administrator rights) edits a resource within the closed group such as a page added by another member, and embeds for example a file, the link the the resource will be visible to other members but if they click on the link they will get a blank page with the message "no results found".
This problem does not occur on a closed group when the owner of the group does not have administration rights. A member of the group who has administrator rights can add resources with an access restriction limited to the group and other members will be able to view these resources.
This problem does not occur on open groups, even if the owner of the group has administration rights. The owner can add any resource with an access restriction limited to the group and all members of the group will be able to see them.
Transferring ownership of the group to a friend who does not have administration rights does not resolve the problem.
I have reported this problem before (#1174) but did not realise that the problem appears to be caused by the owner of the closed group having administration rights. The problem is not resolved in version 1.6