HGBot: Check Access Levels
completed by: Mayank Madan
mentors: Jon Neal, Arc Riley, Terri Oda, David Czech, AJ Williams, Amaury Medeiros
HGBot is a Python program that automates our Mercurial repository management, handles Mercurial authentication, and provides user interfaces such as IRC.
Under our current setup anyone can register an account on HGBot and gains equal access and restrictions as all other users. Obviously we would like experienced developers to have fewer restrictions (eg, being able to push changesets under others names, add tags, etc) while newer developers should have stricter restrictions.
Add some appropriate access levels (eg, "contributor", "developer", "administrator") to the database and update the checks to use these. New users should default to "contributor", and for now a server administrator will just edit access levels on the database directly (IRC command for this may become a second GCI task). As a minor change to the IRC code, display a users current access level in the INFO command response.
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When you've done, commit your work and post the resulting changeset url to this task.