Hello Jean-Baptiste,

Running the latest revision in the distribution, (4895:ad933d160a7c), I have 
followed your steps precisely and do not see the behavior you state.  Making 
sure that the user foobar is not an admin user, the only upload options I see 
are 'Upload files', 'Upload a directory of files' and 'Import datasets from 
your current history'.  I'm not sure what changes may have occurred between 
your rev and the latest available regarding this behavior, but could you update 
and see if the behavior changes?  Let us know if you still see problems.


Greg Von Kuster

On Feb 3, 2011, at 12:12 PM, Jean-Baptiste Denis wrote:

> Hello everybody,
> i'm sorry for posting again. I didn't have any answer during the
> christmas holiday, so i take another (and last) chance :)
> I'm running a fresh galaxy-dist installation (changeset
> 4640:8729d2e29b02) on a Centos 5.5 distribution. I'm using LDAP
> authentication through Apache.
> Here is the situation. As a galaxy admin, i've created a "new data
> library" called "TP" through the admin interface.
> I've another user, called "foobar" which belongs to a group called "TP
> Admin" which is associated to the role "TP Admin".
> I've edited the permissions of the "TP" library to only associate "TP
> Admin" role to "add library item". No other entry is associated with any
> role.
> The "foobar" user logs into galaxy and go to "Shared Data/Data
> libraries". He chooses "TP" and click on "Add datasets". The problem is
> that the option "Upload files from filesystem paths" appears in the
> scrolling "upload option" list even if "foobar" is not a galaxy admin.
> This means that he can virtually access any file on the filesystem.
> The comments in the "universe_wsgi.ini" mention "Please note the
> security implication that this will give Galaxy Admins access to
> anything your Galaxy user has access to." which seems ok for Galaxy
> admins, but it looks like this is also the case for any galaxy user.
> Any advice on this behaviour? Maybe i misunderstood something.
> Regards,
> Jean-Baptiste Denis
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