Staff means you have the ability to create/delete/modify anything in the
database that you have permissions for (by default, this is everything, I
believe). Superuser means you have it no matter what permissions are set.
You basically have every single permission automatically.
This is a Django thing, and not controlled by Review Board in any way. It
seems like something they should probably prevent. I think the proper thing
to do, though, is to just not give staff members the ability to modify users
by default. I see nothing in Django that prevents modifying this flag
Christian Hammond - chip...@chipx86.com
Review Board - http://www.reviewboard.org
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On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 11:17 AM, Matthew Woehlke <
> I noticed something surprising today. Besides my RB "root" account, I have
> my personal account set up with "staff" permissions (so I and others can
> e.g. add users without using the superuser account), but apparently this
> power includes the ability to make anyone superuser. Is there a permission
> to prevent that?
> I'm using RB 220.127.116.11.
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