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Read-only role case execution


#1

Hello!
Can you give me advice: for what purpose there is posibility to assign User with read-only rigths on test case execution?


#2

Hi there,

In order to execute test cases a user would need more than just read-only permissions. With read-only permissions the user would only be able to do just that. The most typical permissions for a tester are automatically included in the ‘Tester’ role within TestRail

I hope this helps.


#3

Year, I khow this.
The question is: why is it possible to assign user with read-only rigths to tests?
For what purpose this feature exists if she cann’t do anything?

Its not comfortable to have all read-only users in “assign to” list!


#4

Hi there,

TestRail will always show all users that are currently active. We designed TestRail this way in order to meet the requirement of some users assigning tests to read-only users to review results for example. One specific use case would be if you had a test that was run and when that test failed, you wanted a developer to be able to look at the results. You could make your developer a read-only user and then assign that test to the developer for review.

Let me know if this makes sense.


#5

I can also see using it as a checklist for UAT for users who are not used to entering in results since they are not QA. This way items tested can be funneled into a Business Analyst/Owner to give the final approval. I could see this on small teams.


#6

Really good point! Thanks for the additional use case as this is definitely another way the read-only role could be leveraged within TestRail.