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Mastering Redmine - Second Edition

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Mastering Redmine - Second Edition


Overview of this book

Redmine is not only one of the popular open source project management applications but also one of the best project hosting and issue tracking solutions. This book is an update of our previous successful edition, Mastering Redmine. This book is a comprehensive guide that will give you a detailed practical understanding on how to effectively manage, monitor and administer complex projects using Redmine. You will get familiar with the concept of Issue Tracking and will get to know why and what makes Redmine one of the best issue trackers. Another main part of Redmine functionality, which is Managing projects shows why this is one of the best applications for project hosting. Furthermore, you will learn more about Redmine rich text formatting syntax, access control and workflow and time Tracking. Towards the end, you will unleash the power of custom fields and guides to show how to customize Redmine without breaking upgrade compatibility. By the end of the book, you will have a deep practical understanding on how to effectively monitor and manage large scale and complex projects using Redmine.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Mastering Redmine Second Edition
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Quick Syntax Reference

The Roles and permissions page

As you already know, users are added to projects as members. To add a member, you need to select a user and a role. So in this context, a role is a kind of membership type. That's why roles in Redmine are often called member roles. However, the actual meaning of role is slightly broader than just a membership type for a project, as some role permissions affect not only the project of the user.

Roles are defined for the entire system. This can be done from the Roles and permissions page of the Administration menu, which is shown in the following screenshot:

As you can see, the order of roles can be changed here using the arrows in the Sort column. The same order is used in the forms, with which users select roles for project members. Normally, you will want it to be from the most privileged at the top to the least privileged at the bottom.

However, the order can't be changed for the italicized Non member and Anonymous roles. They are always the last here. These...