In testing the module, I've discovered that I must be logged in as User #1 to add a flat rate service or edit an existing one. As a result, even if I'm logged in as an administrator with all Drupal permissions (who isn't User #1), I don't see the "Add a flat rate service" local task on the "Shipping services" page or the "edit" link next to the particular service.


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3rdLOF’s picture

Weird....I am having this exact problem and I am user 1. I cannot see the this none of these options for neither the UPS nor the Flat Rate modules. I have uninstalled and reinstalled them to no avail.

Using 7.2 fork with latest UPS and Flar Rate modules.

rupertj’s picture

I've got this issue too. It's because the menu callbacks for add/edit/delete on flat rate services rely on a permission 'administer flat rate', which doesn't seem to be defined anywhere.

rupertj’s picture

Status: Active » Needs review
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Here's a patch that adds a hook_permission to the flat rate module, so users can grant the required permission to administer shipping services.

rfay’s picture

#3 is fine if it's actually necessary to add another permission. I can't really see why administering flat rate should be different from administering shipping in general. So this is an alternate patch, which just uses the permission 'administer shipping'. This is catching a lot of people though, so we should get one of these in there.

rfay’s picture

Priority: Normal » Critical

Marking critical as it's causing a WTF for about half the people who try this.

rupertj’s picture

Status: Needs review » Reviewed & tested by the community

rfay's patch in #4 looks good to me. Simplifying the permissions makes sense too, IMO.

jonaflatooni’s picture

I am pretty new to applying patches and would very much like to use this flat rate shipping as the method for a website we are trying to launch within a week. Is there any way someone could send me a patched .module file so I can just upload the file without messing up with the patching process. if anyone could lend a hand!

rfay’s picture

@jonaflatooni you have options... you can just live with user 1 doing the editing for now. Patching is worth learning;

jonaflatooni’s picture

Hi yep agree patching would be worth learning. I think I will have to go that route because even user 1 on my installation does not see the add flat rate link under store/config/shipping. Would you be able to show me what the patched module file actually looks like so that I can make sure I am editing it correctly?

jonaflatooni’s picture

I actually can now see that add flat rate option for user #1. I believe I uploaded the version of flat rate that works in conjunction with 7.1 shipping instead of 7.2. Thanks for the help though.

rszrama’s picture

Priority: Critical » Major
Status: Reviewed & tested by the community » Fixed

I took a hybrid approach; I've added an 'administer flat rate services' permission and then used a custom callback for Flat Rate configuration that accepts either 'administer shipping' or 'administer flat rate services' for the operations. This will let you restrict what aspects of the UI different types of administrators need to see (though I can't really imagine many scenarios where you should be able to add flat rate services and not configure their Rules components... I see it more as a way to segment the UX).


Status: Fixed » Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.