[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #3439: Capabilities on mulitple installs sharing usermeta table

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Wed Dec 6 13:35:37 GMT 2006

#3439: Capabilities on mulitple installs sharing usermeta table
 Reporter:  Kafkaesqui                         |        Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  defect                             |       Status:  closed   
 Priority:  normal                             |    Milestone:           
Component:  Administration                     |      Version:  2.0.5    
 Severity:  normal                             |   Resolution:  wontfix  
 Keywords:  capabilities roles users usermeta  |  
Comment (by Kafkaesqui):

 Replying to [comment:1 markjaquith]:
 > No, that's intentional.

 It's intentional for WordPress to be broken? Because that is how it
 appears to regular users, as things stand.

 > Otherwise, you wouldn't be able to have per-weblog roles and

 Then one chooses not to define CUSTOM_USER_META_TABLE (and the pseudo
 prefix constant I suggest above). You see we '''already''' provide a way
 for users to override "per-weblog roles and capabilities," but it does not
 work as advertised.

 >If you want them to be synced, you should write a script that syncs
 permissions across the other blogs upon them being changed in any of the

 I'll be sure to pass that suggestion along to users in the support forums.
 That is, after they've posted about defining CUSTOM_USER_TABLE and
 CUSTOM_USER_META_TABLE and still being unable to get in with their primary
 installation's logins.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3439#comment:2>
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