Notes from the Phabricator BoF

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at
Sat Aug 1 13:08:18 BST 2015

On Sun, Aug 2, 2015 at 12:04 AM, Matthias Klumpp <matthias at> wrote:
> 2015-08-01 13:54 GMT+02:00 Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at>:
>> On Sat, Aug 1, 2015 at 11:48 PM, Matthias Klumpp <matthias at> wrote:
>>> 2015-07-31 11:41 GMT+02:00 Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at>:
>>>> On Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 8:42 AM, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at> wrote:
>>>>> Luigi Toscano wrote:
>>>>>> Feedback on Phabricator gathered outside the BoF from people who could not
>>>>>> attend:
>>>>> Were there no complaints about the fact that you can still not view anything
>>>>> at all without logging in?
>>>> This has now been corrected. Unfortunately the old default policy for
>>>> issues, etc. was set to "All Users" rather than "Public" so we'll have
>>>> to migrate the existing tasks and reviews over to that at some point.
>>>> New ones should be properly set to public though
>>> You can use the conduit API to automatically set stuff to public, or
>>> batch-process the tasks to change their visibility.
>> Already checked the batch change functionality - it lacks the power to
>> change visibility / permissions on tasks (unless I missed something).
>> In terms of the Conduit API - I expected that to be the case, just
>> don't have a script to hand to do it just yet :)
> See the attached script for how to do it ;-) You will need to create a
> bot user, generate an API token and install the certificate using
> Arcanist before using it.
> (and you will also need to adjust it to fit the KDE Phabricator needs,
> of course)
>>>> unless people
>>>> explicitly override (please don't....).
>>> You could remove permission to override this setting, or only give it
>>> to a specific group of people ;-)
>> Hmm, where is this permission found? I haven't yet found one that
>> allows you to restrict the ability to override default permissions,
>> and it's one i'd rather like to find (I know Spaces does have some
>> capability in this department though).
> Maniphest Settings --> Edit Policies --> Set "Can Edit Task Policies"
> to team which should be able to do it, our just to Administrators to
> forbid others to change the default.

Ah perfect, thanks for that. I've now implemented that change, so it
shouldn't be possible to make tasks private now.

> Hope that helps :-)
> Cheers,
>     Matthias


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