Description field for role
We developed a mental model how our roles, groups and user enties behave escecially in workflows. It would be nice to have a simple text description field for roles and groups objects, because the name isn't enough to explain why and what for its used.
At the moment we document this addiotional info at a wiki, site but the right matrix of roles chnages over the time escpecially when new modules are added and new rights a assigned. The rights overview screen per role and its description shall be accessable for specific roles (e.g.) project managers who have to assign roles to new members, to see which roles are available, the description og the role and its detailed rights relation.
Nowadays the redmine admins have to sync the wiki documentation if they extend the rights of a role and therefore its meaning aka description. Its a mix of screenshots from the rights table with additional text.
Would be quite simple todo but useful to have this additional description fields for groups and roles.
Updated by Frank Helk over 12 years ago
I see this issue is partly solved for the groups by the user defined fields for groups. I've added a "description" field already for my needs. BTW: Can I use these fields anywhere outside the group administration pages ?
Implementing that for the roles seems somewhat much effort on the first look, but I can't judge that due to lack of insight into the code :) Maybe it's easier than attaching a fixed field to the role entries.