Approval of images added through RadEditor in MOSS

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  1. Brian Farnhill
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    Posted 17 Feb 2010 Link to this post

    Hey guys,

    We have been evaluating the RadEditor for a little while now and over all are very happy with it - we have got one issue that I wanted to raise with you though. At the moment when we use the RadEditor's image manager to upload images to a document library as a site collection administrator, it will put the image in the folder and approve it for us, which is all well and good but when you do it as a content author (who doesn't have the approve permission) they get an access denied error when they add the images here. From what I can tell looking at the logs and seeing whats actually happening in the site this is because the editor is trying to approve the image as well, which the user can do (and because the RadEditor impersonates the user it fails - the world makes sense once more right?)

    My question is - can we disable this "auto approve" function at all? We already have a custom workflow solution in place for approving the images anyway so thats not a big deal for us, the error that the authors are going to be getting though is a bit of a show stopper.

    Any help is much appreciated!

    Cheers,

    Brian Farnhill
    SharePoint Server MVP
  2. Stanimir
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    Posted 18 Feb 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Brian,
    Unfortunately the auto-approving functionality of the Image Manager, which is provided by Telerik, can not be turned off. However what you can do is disable the Image Manager provided by us and enable the default OOB Image Manager provided in SharePoint. In order to do this, replace <tool name="ImageManager" shortcut="CTRL+G" />  with <tool name="MOSSImageManager" shortcut="CTRL+G" /> in the respective ToolsFile.xml or ListToolsFile.xml. Review the following online help article http://www.telerik.com/help/aspnet-ajax/removing-tools-from-toolbar.html.

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    Stanimir
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  3. Brian Farnhill
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    Posted 18 Feb 2010 Link to this post

    That sucks, the Rad Image manager was a much nicer user experience for us. Is this something that would be likely to be on a to-do list for you guys at some point, or is it a flat out "wont happen"?
  4. Lini
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    Posted 19 Feb 2010 Link to this post

    Hi,

    The editor's built-in image manager does not have support for the required workflows (e.g. it cannot show if an image is aproved or not), which means that end users might get confused why their images are disappearing from the editor content when they publish. We actually received a number of complaints about this in the past, which is why we decided to make the auto-approval feature. It is actually in the MOSS editor file browser content provider, which is used in all file dialogs (image, document, media, etc.). We do not plan to return to the old behavior in future versions of the MOSS RadEditor.

    Sincerely yours,
    Lini
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  5. Brian Farnhill
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    Posted 21 Feb 2010 Link to this post

    OK, that makes sense I guess - we have a custom workflow that will approve images along with the page, thus why we asked for this. It does sound like something that would make for an option or setting somewhere at least doesn't it? I ask purely because we really don't want to have to use the MOSS image picker, and we don't want to give our content authors approve permissions on the image libraries either
  6. Stanimir
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    Posted 22 Feb 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Brian,
    I logged the requested functionality in our feature requests database, so we will work on implementing the setting for this behavior. How ever I can not give you an exact estimation of when it will be introduced in RadEditor for MOSS.


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  7. Brian Farnhill
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    Posted 22 Feb 2010 Link to this post

    That's all I can ask for - thanks heaps! I'll keep a close eye on future releases!

     - Brian
  8. Brian Farnhill
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    Posted 24 Mar 2010 Link to this post

    Hi guys,

    I noticed that this got put into the latest release of the MOSS RadEditor - thanks heaps for getting this done! Much appreciated

    Brian Farnhill
    SharePoint Server MVP
  9. Ashwin
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    Posted 05 Feb 2013 Link to this post


    Hi,

    Just came across this thread. You have mentioned that the feature to disable the automatic approval is not present.But in the below link you have provided an option to disable the same.
    http://www.telerik.com/help/aspnet-ajax/moss-sp2010-editormoss-disable-automatic-approval-publishing-uploaded-files.html

    We had tried the above approach but it did not seem to work. I would like to confirm if this option is still present for Sharepoint 2010 Teleric Version 6.3.1.0.

    Regards,
    Ashwin
  10. Rumen
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    Posted 06 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Ashwin,

    I tested the SPOptions-EnableAutomaticApprove and SPOptions-EnableAutomaticPublish properties and they work as expected. You can see my test in the following article: http://screencast.com/t/j5HuSAxqUTq.

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    Rumen
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  11. Ashwin
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    Posted 07 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Rumen,

    Thanks a lot for the clarification. I had tried the same config entries , but was unsuccessful. What settings do you have on your target library?Do you have the option for "Require content approval ..." in the list setting set as "Yes"?
                       
    I had found another link which is the exact issue that we face. Here it is mentioned that this is a know issue. Is that still the case or have you already overcome the issue?

    http://www.telerik.com/community/forums/sharepoint-2007/full-featured-editor/document-manager-automatically-approves-documents-that-are-uploaded-with-the-document-manager.aspx

    Regards,
    Ashwin Sidharthan

  12. Rumen
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    Posted 08 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Hi,

    Version 6.3.1 of RadEditor for SharePoint 2010 is released before the fix in version 5.4.1 version of RadEditor for MOSS. That is why my suggestion is to upgrade to the latest official build of RadEditor for SharePoint 2010 which is 6.5.2 (Telerik_AJAX_Controls_For_Sharepoint2010_2012_3_1308_[Dev|Trial].zip).

    Yes the "Require content approval for submitted items?" option of the SiteCollectionImages library is set to Yes, e.g. http://screencast.com/t/PiuODqzQw3Gb.

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    Rumen
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