Unable to add watcher who is not a member of the project
|Status:||Needs feedback||Start date:|
|Resolution:||Cant reproduce||Affected version:||2.3.1|
The feature described in #5159 (Ability to add Non-Member watchers to the watch list) is confirmed as not working in Redmine 2.3.1 and 2.3.3
You can only add people who are members of the given project.
#2 Updated by Daniel Hochman about 4 years ago
My guess is the bug only happens with specific project or perhaps role settings.
Our projects are public and the members all have the same role. There is a role in our Redmine called Non Member and almost all permissions are checked for that role. I don't see an option for the non-member role of "Add as Watcher" I do see "Add watchers" which is checked.
If the non-member opens the issues themselves they can click on the "Watch" link with no issue. However, the auto-complete add watcher function does not display non-member.
We are also using "Watchers Textinput plugin" but I recall disabling that and I also had the issue.
Other people have reported this issue as well so we are not alone... (see #5159)
#3 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA about 4 years ago
I cannot see any problems in this method.