Files from non-member showing up in private group
User Sara Vogel reports:
"I use the files section for my private course grou (open only to people I approve as members) - https://commons.gc.cuny.edu/groups/fall-2016-foundations-of-bilingual-ed-at-hunter/. Someone named Nick Joseph Reyes's files are showing up here even though he is not a member of the group. I checked this folder Saturday, and only my files were there, so it had to have been between then and now that this glitch happened. Do you know how I can delete them from the folder? It doesn't give me the option. Also, how do I make sure the contents of my folders are protected from non-members?"
I went to this group and it is indeed still private, so I am utterly mystified here. I looked at the student's profile - https://commons.gc.cuny.edu/members/nickjoseph/groups/- and see that he is in an entirely different course - https://commons.gc.cuny.edu/groups/fall-2016-queens-eng130-ali/. It's my educated guess that his files were meant to be posted there.
How should I proceed? It seems logical to email the student to find out what he thinks he did, but I don't really know what that tells us.
The user would like to delete the files - can she be granted access to do that or can someone do it for her? Can we see if he also put these files in the Queens course group?
Has this happened before? It's a first for me!
#3 Updated by Boone Gorges about 5 years ago
This should now be resolved. To recap:
- Since 1.10, group Files pages have also showed forum attachments
- This particular group has its forum disabled
- There was a bug in the feature introduced in #5732 that caused incorrect items to be added to Files when the group had no forum
Fixed in https://github.com/cuny-academic-commons/cac/commit/276bd8a5f2713a7d1d914ae44149050a8aff47fd and deployed to the production site as a hotfix. Marilyn, could you let Sara know that the problem should be fixed, and ask her to verify before I close this out?