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Amir Bar-or (1513026) | asked Aug 15 '08, 5:44 p.m.
Hi, I am getting a failure to add my self as an administrator to a team area. I am the administrator of the project and the server.

The error message (see the error below:) tells me to look at the server log, but I am not sure where is the log or see anything in the logs I can find.

Error msg:

Saving team area failed. Please see your server log for more detail.

: 'Save Team Area' failed. Permission denied.

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Jared Burns (4.5k29) | answered Aug 18 '08, 2:37 p.m.
FORUM ADMINISTRATOR / FORUM MODERATOR / JAZZ DEVELOPER
FYI, the following work item tracks the issue of the current behavior
causing so much confusion:

57648: "Administrative override" feature for project admins and
JazzAdmins is confusing
https://jazz.net/jazz/resource/itemName/com.ibm.team.workitem.WorkItem/57648

Jared Burns
Jazz Process Team


Donald Weinand wrote:
Being an adminstrator of the project area allows you make changes to the
process configuration, team area membership, and role assignments. It does
not however allow you to add additional administrators at the project or
team area level. You will need to be a member of the project or team area
and have at least one role assigned to you that permits you to save the team
area. I've included a picture of how that is configured in the project area
editor for the projectadmin role in our Jazz Project. The general purpose
for the administrator is to serve as a mechanism to boot strap the creation
of the process and provide a fail safe in the event all permissions are
accidently removed essentially locking the project from ever being able to
be modified. It's generally expected that actual team members with the
appropriate roles will be responsible for configuring how the process will
work in practice for all operations.

Don Weinand
Jazz Team

"abaror" <baroram> wrote in message
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Hi, I am getting a failure to add my self as an administrator to a
team area. I am the administrator of the project and the server.

The error message (see the error below:) tells me to look at the
server log, but I am not sure where is the log or see anything in the
logs I can find.

Error msg:

Saving team area failed. Please see your server log for more detail.

: 'Save Team Area' failed. Permission denied.



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Amir Bar-or (1513026) | answered Aug 18 '08, 7:54 p.m.
The thing is that my user is also a team-member and a project lead and I can see this in the members list int the Team Area view. However I cannot add my self to the team administrators. I am still "confused" if this is a regular bug , a "confusion bug" or just a "confused user"

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Jason Bird (26) | answered Aug 19 '08, 2:58 a.m.
Don't worry, you're not the only one who finds this behavior confusing
(see Jared's mention of bug 57648)!

You probably can't add yourself to the team administrators because that
requires saving the Team Area and none of the roles assigned to you have
the "Save Team Area" permission. You can check by opening your project
area, going to the "Process Configuration" tab, opening the "Team
Configuration" node and clicking on the "Permissions" element.

In the permissions window to the right, select each of the roles
assigned to your User and see if the "Save Team Area" permission (under
the "Process" node) is checked for any of the roles. I'm guessing it's
not and you'll have to enable it for one of the roles assigned to you.

You can check your assigned roles in the "Members" section of the
"Overview" tab in the project area editor. There may also be
team-specific roles assigned in the same location in the team area editor.

Many people expect all process permissions to be granted by default when
they are project admins. It is this confusion that is the basis for bug
57648.

abaror wrote:
The thing is that my user is also a team-member and a project lead and
I can see this in the members list int the Team Area view. However I
cannot add my self to the team administrators. I am still
"confused" if this is a regular bug , a "confusion
bug" or just a "confused user"



--
Jason Bird
Jazz Team

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Kai-Uwe Maetzel (85611) | answered Aug 19 '08, 1:50 p.m.
JAZZ DEVELOPER
What we are missing in the web ui is an equivalent of the eclipse
client's Team Advisor view. In case like yours the Team Advisor view's
'Why did this happen?' action provides you details about which concrete
permission all roles assigned to you are missing.

Kai
Jazz Process team


abaror wrote:
The thing is that my user is also a team-member and a project lead and
I can see this in the members list int the Team Area view. However I
cannot add my self to the team administrators. I am still
"confused" if this is a regular bug , a "confusion
bug" or just a "confused user"

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