|Posted: Tue, 2005-09-20 05:48|
I've spent a good chunk of time poring through the documentation and forums looking over the confusion about permissions and random picture selection, but I'm still having problems. It's entirely possible that I'm simply not understanding something, please bear with me and help me understand what's going on.
I understand that permissions are set individually and that permissions are not inherited -- that any images that I don't want viewed by a general audience need to have privileges set invidually, rather than simply applying blanket privileges to an album (PITA, but that's beside the point, and I understand that it's on the TODO list).
My scenario deals with the selection of a random image from within the album to serve as the album's thumbnail (as far as I can tell, this may be different from the Image Block functionality, I've not been playing with that yet). I have an album ("Album X") that contains three sub-albums within it; two of these sub-albums are available to the group Everyone, and the third is available only to me.
-- Album X
I have checked the permissions on the "hidden" sub-album ("Sub-album Three"), and the permissions on the individual images stored within it (the "NOT Okay Pictures"). There is no access whatsoever given to any groups or users beyond myself on any of those individual images, or on the Sub-album they are contained in. When I am logged out or in guest mode, I cannot see that album, and trying to go directly to an image within it gives me the login prompt. So far, so good. However, the widget that periodically selects a new thumbnail for "Album X" will use the thumbnail from the taboo "Sub-album Three" folder (predictably) one-third of the time. I think you can imagine the "yikes!" moment I had when I was surprised to see a very naked picture of myself on my Gallery page.
Again -- I've checked the Group and User Privileges for the individual images in question, not just of the album they're sitting in. I'm very, very nervous here -- I truly want to understand fully what's happening here, as I don't like the spectre looming that I'll have more nekkid photo surprises.