Support » Plugin: BuddyPress Docs » Privacy concern – Site owner can read private docs?

  • Resolved AnywhereButHollywood


    Hi – wonderful plugin, but I do have a concern. Using my admin account I found I was able to read and edit the private doc of a test user account. Is this by design?

    This troubles me, as I am creating a creative workspace, and I don’t want there to be any concerns about potential theft of intellectual property.


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  • Plugin Author Boone Gorges


    Yup, this is by design. Admin accounts are able to do anything. This is basically how all of WP works: administrators can read all content, even that which is marked private.

    It might be possible to extend BP Docs in some way to make private content that is *not* viewable by admins, but this is probably not something I’d want to include in the plugin itself, because for most people it’s a feature and not a bug that admins are able to moderate and view all content.

    Okay, thanks, I’ll just have to warn people. (I guess I can include BuddyDrive as an option if they’re really worried about Admins being able to read their stuff. Just did a test and users can hide their drive contents from admins, at least through the ui.)

    What about a password protect option? Admin would still have to enter that, right?

    (Edit: Hm, no, I guess not… Oh well, warning it is. 🙂 )

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