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"Viewer" access able to check-out / check-in an asset in ALM?

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AkimotoShun
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"Viewer" access able to check-out / check-in an asset in ALM?

Hi all,

 

Need your advice here.

 

I just noticed that although I granted a user "Viewer" access (the one that defaultly comes along with QC), the user is able to checkout and checkin an asset. (e.g. test script, test plan, etc)

 

I went into Project Configuration > Groups and Permissions > Permissions to check. All options are unchecked, but I noticed there is no option for check in / check out activities, so means there is no control. 

 

I think this is not correct. Can you all confirm if this is a QC bug ?? Or I miss out anything ?? 

 

 

Thanks. 

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AkimotoShun
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Re: "Viewer" access able to check-out / check-in an asset in ALM?

Just to add - my expectation is Viewer can't change anything which includes check-out / check-in activity. 

shiv_p
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Re: "Viewer" access able to check-out / check-in an asset in ALM?

Viewer should actually have no access to make any changes in QC;

 

It works fine for me, I have few Viewer group users.

 

What's your QC/ALM version??

 

You can check 'administration' tab in groups....there is a field name 'undo checkouts and it's unchecked.

 

Are you using the default QC viewer group or created your group??

sdef
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Re: "Viewer" access able to check-out / check-in an asset in ALM?

apply the latest patch!

sdef
Super Contributor.

Re: "Viewer" access able to check-out / check-in an asset in ALM?

If the that user has "Viewer" access only, he cannot do anything on the entities.

Please check if that user is also assigned to other groups.

AkimotoShun
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Re: "Viewer" access able to check-out / check-in an asset in ALM?

Confirmed "Viewer" group only... I even asked my teammate to double check. 

If you have QC, can you try out and see? but you need to try out in a version control enabled project.

AkimotoShun
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Re: "Viewer" access able to check-out / check-in an asset in ALM?

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Mine in ALM 11 and my project is version control enabled.

 

Other checking is working, e.g. creation, update and delete. Just the check-in / check-out in enabled for the user, and it doesn't seem to have a place to uncheck this function....

 

Is your project version control enabled as well?

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sdef
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Re: "Viewer" access able to check-out / check-in an asset in ALM?

mine is ok!

 

ALM 11.0 with patch 10

AkimotoShun
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Re: "Viewer" access able to check-out / check-in an asset in ALM?

@sdef

 

Brilliant! Thanks for your valuable time.. Immediately I googled for Patch 10 and noticed that it was part of the fix.

 

-Users of the Viewer group were able to check in and check out entities.

 

Source URL: almqc-11-critical-patch-10-released


Mine is still Patch 9, guess this is why. Will apply the patch immediately. Thanks again.

 

sdef
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Re: "Viewer" access able to check-out / check-in an asset in ALM?

Hi,

 

Good for you!

It's always a good practice to check for latest patch versions.

 

Regards!

 

-sdef