Defect #37224

Add watchers to issue

Added by László Bokodi 8 months ago. Updated 23 days ago.

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Priority:NormalDue date:
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Category:Issues permissions
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Resolution: Affected version:5.0.0


I've upgraded my Redmine 3.4.2 to 5.0 and after upgrade I think i get wrong behaviour about adding watchers to existing issues (different from 3.4.2). I've tested it on clean bitnami Redmine 5.0 too.

I tested the next scenario:

I have 3 users and a group.

  • User 1 has default Manager role. Manager role can see all issues except private issue (Issues visibility: All non private issues)
  • User 2 is member of Group1 and has CreatedOrAssigned role. This role's Issues visibilitiy is set to Issues created by or assigned to the user.
  • Only SpentTime has OmlySpentTime role. This role can't do anything with issues.

When i create a new issue in my test project, I can set all of them as whatchers.
But, when I want to add watcher to existing issue (no attached watchers on it), I can only set User 1 and Group1 (without User 2).

On Redmine 3.4.2 this wasn't problem.
I could add all users to existing issues as watchers.

I think this is the right behaviour with this sussgestion:
Don't show a user or a group on wathchers list (new or existing issue), which has only role(s) without issue visibility settings (like Only SpentTime user in my test).

OnlySpentTimeRole.png (8.51 KB) László Bokodi, 2022-06-08 22:39

ManagerRole.png (7.19 KB) László Bokodi, 2022-06-08 22:39

CreatedOrAssignedRole.png (8.94 KB) László Bokodi, 2022-06-08 22:39

NewIssueWatchers.png (3.62 KB) László Bokodi, 2022-06-08 22:47

AddWatcherToIssue.png (6.2 KB) László Bokodi, 2022-06-08 22:48

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Patch #33329: Improve watchers functionality to mark the users that are... Closed


#1 Updated by Holger Just 8 months ago

  • Related to Patch #33329: Improve watchers functionality to mark the users that are watching a non visible object and to not return watchers that cannot see the object added

#2 Updated by Eugenia B. 23 days ago


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