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ExtraPermissionsProvider is an optional component which makes it possible to easily add new permissions to a Trac environment. These can be used, for example, in configurable TracWorkflows, when one wants to add a permission specific to a transition, via the .permissions key.

The component is disabled by default, so it must be enabled in the configuration:

tracopt.perm.config_perm_provider.* = enabled

To add new permissions, create a new section [extra-permissions] in trac.ini. Every entry in that section defines a meta-permission and a comma-separated list of permissions. For example:


This entry will define three new permissions EXTRA_VIEW, EXTRA_MODIFY and EXTRA_DELETE, as well as a meta-permissions EXTRA_ADMIN that grants all three permissions.

The permissions are created in upper-case characters regardless of the casing of the definitions in trac.ini. For example, the definition extra_view would create the permission EXTRA_VIEW.

If you don't want a meta-permission, start the meta-name with an underscore (_):


See also: #9392, config_perm_provider.py

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