The purpose of this mail is to decide on some rules for where admin related
applications should be located. This mail resulted after a discussion with
Vincent and it was initially started by the proposal to move Menu
application inside Administration .
- Admins should have a central place where they could find all the
applications they can use and are intended for them. Having a central
location helps discoverability. Administration would be that place.
- Applications have configurations and actions. All configurations should
be in Administration. If the actions are targeted only to Administrators,
they should be listed also in Administration. We will use TABS, one for
configuration, one for the actions UI (ex Invitation app). If the actions
are targeted also to Users, than this application should be publicly
available (ex User Directory).
- These mixed target applications, might have admin dedicated actions
displayed in place (ex. livetable edit, delete entry. ex. Repository app
import). This is fine since it preserves the context, not all admin actions
should be present exclusively in Administration.
- Application Index should contain only applications that are targeted
towards normal users. Admins will have Administration as entry point.
- If the application needs to add special permissions to a group of users,
these can be added with rights, or provide manual links towards the
application in a custom menu/panel (ex Stats app providing access to a
This means several changes for the following applications:
Bundled apps listed in AppIndex:
1. Invitation App - Move the actions (Invitation.WebHome) to
Administration. Use ConfigurableClass and create a new Tab containing the
actions. Remove the AppBar entry (UIExtensionClass).
2. Panels - move to Administration, remove the AppBar entry.
3. Menus - move to Administration, remove the AppBar entry.
4. Scheduler - move to Administration, remove the AppBar entry.
5. Tour - move to Administration since it contains tour definitions.
6. User Index - leave it public, but remove the AppBar entry since there is
a dedicated Drawer entry.
7. Antispam tool app - move to Administration, remove the AppBar entry.
8. Nested pages Migrator - move to Administration, remove the AppBar entry.
9. Filter Streams Converter Application - move to Administration, remove
the AppBar entry.
10. Flash Messages Application - move to Administration, remove the AppBar
- In case we might have a lot of applications listed in Administration, we
might need in the future to reorder them and prioritize some. We might need
to introduce the concept of Simple / Advanced administration, where in
Simple we could have just the applications that are mandatory for the
initial configuration flow. This should be discussed later.
Let me know what you think,