Moodle
  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-19952

Clicking on a blog link from an RSS feed gives a permissions error, rather than a login prompt

    Details

    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: 1.9.5
    • Fix Version/s: 2.0.10, STABLE backlog
    • Component/s: Blog
    • Labels:
      None
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_20_STABLE
    • Rank:
      1149

      Description

      I found this whilst clicking on a link to Helen's blog from an RSS feed, whilst not logged in. Ideally, I think blog posts should be publically available without login, but if not, a login prompt would be better than an error.

        Activity

        Matt Gibson created issue -
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        Helen Foster added a comment -

        Matt, thanks for reporting this issue.

        As I mentioned in a blog post http://moodle.org/blog/index.php?postid=4294 unfortunately it's not possible to allow blogs on moodle.org to be world-accessible, and a hack is required to make my blog posts available on Planet Moodle.

        I agree with you that a login prompt would be much better than an error message, so I'm assigning this issue to our expert blog-rss-feed-tweaker for consideration.

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        Helen Foster added a comment - Matt, thanks for reporting this issue. As I mentioned in a blog post http://moodle.org/blog/index.php?postid=4294 unfortunately it's not possible to allow blogs on moodle.org to be world-accessible, and a hack is required to make my blog posts available on Planet Moodle. I agree with you that a login prompt would be much better than an error message, so I'm assigning this issue to our expert blog-rss-feed-tweaker for consideration.
        Helen Foster made changes -
        Field Original Value New Value
        Assignee Helen Foster [ tsala ] Martin Dougiamas [ dougiamas ]
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        Martin Dougiamas added a comment -

        OK, I've checked in these patches to 1.9 to make blog RSS feeds work better (we were using them on moodle.org)

        a) You can define an array in config.php of exceptions to any rule which makes blogs not available to the outside world. For example we use this on moodle.org with Helen's blog. $CFG->openblogs = array(24152);

        b) Author names are not atatched to every post in a 1-user feed. Just the feed itself.

        c) Links on user blogs are now more accurate and go right to the post.

        d) Users are asked to log in if they aren't and guests don't have permission.

        Nicolas, can you please review these changes and make sure the same functionality is included in your new HEAD blog?

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        Martin Dougiamas added a comment - OK, I've checked in these patches to 1.9 to make blog RSS feeds work better (we were using them on moodle.org) a) You can define an array in config.php of exceptions to any rule which makes blogs not available to the outside world. For example we use this on moodle.org with Helen's blog. $CFG->openblogs = array(24152); b) Author names are not atatched to every post in a 1-user feed. Just the feed itself. c) Links on user blogs are now more accurate and go right to the post. d) Users are asked to log in if they aren't and guests don't have permission. Nicolas, can you please review these changes and make sure the same functionality is included in your new HEAD blog?
        Martin Dougiamas made changes -
        Assignee Martin Dougiamas [ dougiamas ] Nicolas Connault [ nicolasconnault ]
        Martin Dougiamas made changes -
        Project Moodle.org Sites [ 10020 ] Moodle [ 10011 ]
        Key MDLSITE-679 MDL-19952
        Component/s Blog [ 10095 ]
        Component/s moodle.org [ 10111 ]
        Affects Version/s 1.9.5 [ 10320 ]
        Martin Dougiamas made changes -
        Fix Version/s 1.9.6 [ 10340 ]
        Fix Version/s 2.0 [ 10122 ]
        Martin Dougiamas made changes -
        Fix Version/s 1.9.7 [ 10360 ]
        Fix Version/s 1.9.6 [ 10340 ]
        Martin Dougiamas made changes -
        Assignee Nicolas Connault [ nicolasconnault ] moodle.com [ moodle.com ]
        Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) made changes -
        Fix Version/s 1.9.8 [ 10400 ]
        Fix Version/s 1.9.7 [ 10360 ]
        Martin Dougiamas made changes -
        Fix Version/s 1.9.9 [ 10405 ]
        Fix Version/s 1.9.8 [ 10400 ]
        Martin Dougiamas made changes -
        Fix Version/s 1.9.10 [ 10407 ]
        Fix Version/s 1.9.9 [ 10405 ]
        Martin Dougiamas made changes -
        Fix Version/s 1.9.11 [ 10410 ]
        Fix Version/s 1.9.10 [ 10407 ]
        Martin Dougiamas made changes -
        Fix Version/s 2.0.1 [ 10420 ]
        Fix Version/s 2.0 [ 10122 ]
        Martin Dougiamas made changes -
        Workflow jira [ 31054 ] MDL Workflow [ 44628 ]
        Martin Dougiamas made changes -
        Fix Version/s 2.0.2 [ 10421 ]
        Fix Version/s 2.0.1 [ 10420 ]
        Martin Dougiamas made changes -
        Fix Version/s 2.0.3 [ 10537 ]
        Fix Version/s 2.0.2 [ 10421 ]
        Martin Dougiamas made changes -
        Fix Version/s 1.9.12 [ 10536 ]
        Fix Version/s 1.9.11 [ 10410 ]
        Martin Dougiamas made changes -
        Workflow MDL Workflow [ 44628 ] MDL Full Workflow [ 72992 ]
        Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) made changes -
        Fix Version/s 2.0.4 [ 10652 ]
        Fix Version/s 2.0.3 [ 10537 ]
        Martin Dougiamas made changes -
        Fix Version/s STABLE backlog [ 10463 ]
        Fix Version/s 1.9.12 [ 10536 ]
        Martin Dougiamas made changes -
        Fix Version/s 2.0.5 [ 10950 ]
        Fix Version/s 2.0.4 [ 10652 ]
        Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) made changes -
        Fix Version/s 2.0.6 [ 11250 ]
        Fix Version/s 2.0.5 [ 10950 ]
        Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) made changes -
        Fix Version/s 2.0.7 [ 11451 ]
        Fix Version/s 2.0.6 [ 11250 ]
        Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) made changes -
        Fix Version/s 2.0.8 [ 11554 ]
        Fix Version/s 2.0.7 [ 11451 ]
        Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) made changes -
        Fix Version/s 2.0.9 [ 12051 ]
        Fix Version/s 2.0.8 [ 11554 ]
        Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) made changes -
        Fix Version/s 2.0.10 [ 12160 ]
        Fix Version/s 2.0.9 [ 12051 ]
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        Dan Marsden added a comment -

        Hi There,

        Support for general bug fixes on the Moodle 1.9 branch ended June 2011 - support for serious security issues on the Moodle 1.9 branch ends Dec 2013

        as this is not a security issue this is being closed as "won't fix" - please upgrade to a more recent supported Moodle version.

        More information on the support cycles for Moodle versions is available here:
        http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Releases#Moodle_1.9

        If you find this is still an issue with Moodle 2.5 please create a new bug with information on how to reproduce the issue - thanks.

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        Dan Marsden added a comment - Hi There, Support for general bug fixes on the Moodle 1.9 branch ended June 2011 - support for serious security issues on the Moodle 1.9 branch ends Dec 2013 as this is not a security issue this is being closed as "won't fix" - please upgrade to a more recent supported Moodle version. More information on the support cycles for Moodle versions is available here: http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Releases#Moodle_1.9 If you find this is still an issue with Moodle 2.5 please create a new bug with information on how to reproduce the issue - thanks.
        Dan Marsden made changes -
        Status Open [ 1 ] Closed [ 6 ]
        Assignee moodle.com [ moodle.com ] Dan Marsden [ danmarsden ]
        Resolution Won't Fix [ 2 ]

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