[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #36939: Role groups

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Wed May 25 04:04:39 UTC 2016

#36939: Role groups
 Reporter:  johnjamesjacoby  |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement      |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Role/Capability  |     Version:
 Severity:  normal           |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  2nd-opinion      |     Focuses:

Comment (by johnjamesjacoby):

 It's also plausible that "role groups" is a bad name for this idea, as it
 perpetuates the conflation of "user groups" and "groups of users" so if
 anyone has experience or opinions about how to blend this with existing
 WordPress nomenclature, let's hear it.

 WordPress uses a sort-of hybrid between ACL and RBAC, in a way that I feel
 like takes the best of both ideologies and bunches them together. Because
 of this, it's hard to imagine a next-generation system that doesn't start
 to gravitate towards one or the other.

 Role groups could also help us define roles for different types of access
 to the Network Dashboard, which would likely be where the highest value
 for WordPress core would come from.

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