Re: [yaco-liaison-tool] From Field in Liaison Tool

Glen <> Mon, 31 January 2011 16:29 UTC

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Hi Emilio -

The statement of work is technically correct, but it looks like 
somewhere a case was not taken into account:

The secretariat staff, to use your phrasing, represents ALL entities 
(i.e. should be given all access to all properly-defined functions in 
the program.)  They can and should be able to perform all legitimate 
actions that ANY user of the system could perform - as though they were 
that user - whilst logged in as themselves - without having to log in as 
a different user to accomplish that.

This is a global requirement for anything IETF-wide that is written, I 
am guessing that was not spelled out clearly in the SOW, which is why 
this didn't happen.  So somehow we're going to need to get that 
functionality added... and make sure that it is spelled out in future 
contracts clearly.

Henrik -

How do you suggest we proceed?


On 1/31/2011 5:08 AM, "Emilio A. Sánchez López" wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> In the "Liaison Statement Management Tool Enhancements" statement of
> work the point 2.6.1 says:
> """
> The “From:” field: The leadership of all recognized IETF entities will
> have accounts on the tool. (Please see Section A.1 in the Appendix.)
> When the submitter logs on to the tool, if the submitter represents a
> single IETF entity (e.g., a WG), then the “From:” field will include the
> name of the entity that the submitter represents, followed by the
> submitter’s name in parenthesis, e.g.,
> IETF CCAMP WG (Adrian Farrel)
> If the submitter represents multiple entities (e.g., is a chair of two
> or more WGs), then the “From:” field will provide a drop-down list of
> these entities, and the submitter can select the appropriate one for the
> current liaison statement.
> The submitter’s name will be a link to a “mail-to” form that will be
> pre-populated with whatever address is inserted into the “Reply-To:”
> field of the form. Initially, the “Reply-To:” field will be
> pre-populated with the submitter’s e-mail address. However, the field
> will be editable, so that he or she can replace that address with
> another address in cases where it is appropriate for responses to go to
> another individual.
> """
> So, the tool always add the submitter name after the entity name but
> allows you to change the email address that submitter name points to.
> When submitting a Liaison on behalf of the IETF you can not avoid that
> "Stephannie McCammon" (or the name of the person logged into the tool)
> appears between parenthesis after "The IETF", but you can change the
> address it points using the reply-to field.
> Regards,
> El 28/01/11 16:36, Alexa Morris escribió:
>> Henrik, everyone,
>> We have another question about something in the tool. When Stephanie, as
>> the liaison administrator, uploads a liaison, the tool makes it look
>> like the liaison is FROM her, see here:
>> While the liaison is from THE
>> IETF, if it is also going to be tied to a person there it should be tied
>> to the person who sent in the liaison OR a generic IETF address that
>> comes to us. Does that make sense?
>> Alexa
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