Changing passwords/accessing preferences as a normal user

How do I allow RT users to change their own passwords?

I search the wiki for “change password” and get this page:

http://requesttracker.wikia.com/wiki/ManualUsingWebInterface which seems
promising at “Changing your own user information”, but this is either
out of date or wrong or requires other things or something in addition
to the information provided.

I don’t have a “Preferences” link along the left as a normal user.

I have a “Preferences” link as root. I can’t figure out how to give
normal users permissions to edit their own settings… which just
strikes me as silly.

How do I let normal users change all these settings for themselves?

How do I allow RT users to change their own passwords?

I search the wiki for “change password” and get this page:

http://requesttracker.wikia.com/wiki/ManualUsingWebInterface which seems
promising at “Changing your own user information”, but this is either
out of date or wrong or requires other things or something in addition
to the information provided.

I don’t have a “Preferences” link along the left as a normal user.

I have a “Preferences” link as root. I can’t figure out how to give
normal users permissions to edit their own settings… which just
strikes me as silly.

How do I let normal users change all these settings for themselves?

You likely want to grant Privileged users the global right ModifySelf.
This question was last answered on the list three weeks ago, and it and
many other answers to your question pops up when you search the mailing
list for “change password”.

If you found the documentation or the wiki less than enlightening about
this topic, please submit a patch that improves the documentation or
update the wiki. As a start, adding a note to the section of the wiki
you found above would be great.

Thomas

How do I allow RT users to change their own passwords?
This question was last answered on the list three weeks ago

If you found the documentation or the wiki less than enlightening about
this topic

The fact that someone has to ask how to let users change their own
password twice a month just affirms my suspicion that RT is a convoluted
borderline piece of junk these days. Something this simple should be
immediately intuitive from 5 minutes with the root account. It’s far
from intuitive, the menus are laid out terribly, and the whole structure
of the web-based config is trying way too hard for the simple things RT
does. Not to mention the defaults are terrible and there is a whole
second set of config options in the text file. What a mess.

And I have no interest in fixing a for-profit company’s documentation –
open source product or not. I’d fix it if bestpractical wasn’t involved
in trying to sell RT as well.

Thanks for your help but overall I am starting to regret implementing RT
without a second thought based on experiences 5 years ago. In that time
RT seems to have gone downhill quickly.

RT in its current state is pretty sad in my opinion, but I’m
unsubscribing from this list now. The fact that I had to subscribe to it
in the first place to ask a simple question just proves how out of touch
RT is with the rest of the world. Setup some forums already.

Good luck with 4.0. I hope it’s less of a mess than 3.8.8.