Thanks Brad!  But her group's role is not even showing up when I edit
permissions on the files.  More frustrating is that her role and her
group-role shows up when I try to edit the folder's permissions, but I
can't see how to leverage that information.

Also, I found that I cannot purge the group... frustrating...  Hopefully
it's an option in the ini file that I missed.

On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 3:26 PM, Brad Chapman <> wrote:

> Lee;
> > Hi, I am using nglims, and I am getting Internal Error pages sometimes.
>  I
> > am not sure if it is because of Galaxy itself or nglims though.
> I believe these are all Galaxy-specific things. I haven't changed
> anything purposefully in the groups/roles permissions so unless I messed
> up a merge during the life of this branch they should be replicable on a
> clean galaxy-central. It might be worth checking and submitting as bug
> reports if you can verify.
> As a help for debugging, you might want to set `debug = True` in your
> universe_wsgi.ini while testing.
> > The latest
> > is when I create a new role and hit submit.  It is repeatable if I fill
> in
> > the name as "test", no description, I add in a single role (others are
> > present but excluded from being associated), if I check "create a new
> > group..." and then click "save."
> I have seen this when there is no description set. Including a
> description avoids the problem. I know it's not really a fix but an easy
> workaround is almost as good.
> > Next, I tried associating data with this new user.  However, her new
> roles
> > (both the new role I created and her username-role) did not show up, and
> so
> > I could not give the data to her.  Is there any reason why a new user's
> > roles would not show up?
> I don't believe so but am not sure. Does the data already have sharing
> roles? If so it often won't let new roles be added since the
> roles are additive: so two roles means barely anyone can use
> it unless they have both of those role (as opposed to either role).
> The best way around this is to create groups, give them roles,
> then associate data files with groups. I find this the easier way to
> manage permissions.
> Hope this helps,
> Brad

Lee Katz, Ph.D.
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