This discussion revolves around the question - How can I as an administrator set user passwords?
Let me start by saying, I am an active user of Plone and as far as usability (for administrators and content editors) goes, there are few CMS systems that I've worked with that can hold a candle to Plone. This observation is related to a small issue that I would love to see "fixed".
Before the Rant
Plone 4 is soooo much faster than Plone 3 and I'm loving some of the new usability/convenience features, like the "Image Handling" control panel for managing thumbnail sizes and the newly added ability to specify the group of a newly added user (noted in a screenshot below).
Scenario - Managing Users
When adding a new user, it is not unusual to want to set a user password.
By default, clicking "Site Setup" > "User and Groups" > "Add New User" will present a screen where you can't set a password.
The solution is to go to "Site Setup" > "Security" and check the "Let users select their own passwords" box.
Now when I go back to "User and Groups" > "Add New User", I can now set a password.
That's just weird!
I think there should be a new option under "Users and Groups". Something like a check box that says "Admin can set passwords".
In the overall scheme of things this is a tiny issue, but it's worth mentioning and worth fixing.