[Plugin: Role Manager] create user capability (4 posts)

  1. Hiranthi
    Posted 6 years ago #

    When I add the create user capability to (for instance) the subscriber role, they're able to create users that have the Administrator role (well, I've found that they also need the edit users capability, but that's not the point).

    I think it's a bit funny that users can create other users with higher roles then their own. Is it possible to give them the ability to only create users with max. their own role? (if the create/edit users capabilities are enabled for that role, ofcourse).

  2. bwells
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Agreed, this would be great to have in one of the next updates.

  3. Mike Smith
    Posted 5 years ago #

    agreed! i'm stuck on this exact problem right now and none of the role manager / capability manager tools are able to solve it :(


  4. Mark
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Agreed. Looks to me like this is simply an asymmetry in the permissions system. Analoguous to capabilities like 'edit own pages' vs 'edit others' pages' there should be capabilities like:
    * create users with same capabilities (or less)
    * manage users with same capabilities/of same role
    * manage users with lesser capabilities/of lower roles

    The latter is good for giving editors the possibility to manage users (subscribers/authors) without being able to make themselves admin or demote the existing admin, etc.

    Indispensable for true multi-user environments I'd say.

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