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1/4/2016 2:09 PM

What controls permissions on Admin modules such as Taxonomy?

I would like to enable regular users to edit tags, and I can almost get there, if I send them directly to the address for editing a specific list within the Taxonomy manager.

But, even if I give a regular user (whether a custom security role to which I'm assigning "regular" users, or the default "All Users") full permission ("Edit") to both page and module, they still can't edit or add tags. They can view the entire list, or the details for a specific entry; however, the fields and buttons are all greyed out and have the class "aspNetDisabled" applied.

If, via Javascript, I remove the disabling classes and assign the appropriate hrefs that an admin would see to each button, I get the following error in the console in IE, but only for non-admins:

"Could not locate specified in source map"

Or in Firefox, it's a 500 error from Sys.WebForms.PageRequestManagerServerErrorException.

 I'm not surprised that simple JS manipulation doesn't work, since I would expect this to be controlled server-side. So what do I need to be looking for to free up the permissions for the Taxonomy module?

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1/5/2016 7:49 AM
Gabe, it is a known issue, unfortunately, development for this module has been sunsetted (and this website is running a customized version)

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Sebastian Leupold (Microsoft MVP)

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1/5/2016 11:43 AM
OK. Thanks for the info.
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1/5/2016 12:04 PM
Actually, here's my question, then: if the module is being sunsetted, is the taxonomy system itself changing fundamentally? or just the module through which it's edited?

Mainly, if I'm using another module (Canam Wiki) that utilizes the built-in taxonomy system of DNN, will the Taxonomy module's replacement still work with Canam Wiki, because it will still be creating the same outcome (still working with the same taxonomy table/system)?
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1/5/2016 12:42 PM

The module that is retired is this Forum module, not the Taxonomy admin one (I originally built/maintained this forum module and its been at least 4 years since I last touched it). As for your actual question/problem...

The design of the Taxonomy system in the backend (and the Folksonomy) is that Tags are shared across websites/portals. Because they are shared, the module is designed to only allow super users to edit tags (not even an admin for a portal can edit tags). Therefore, unless you change the source code of the module or build a new one this is not possible out of the box for any non-super users to do. You can view the code where it does the super user check here: 

Chris Paterra

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