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Bug 1517332 - [RFE] Unclutter Settings page
Summary: [RFE] Unclutter Settings page
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Satellite 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Settings
Version: 6.2.12
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
medium vote
Target Milestone: Unspecified
Assignee: satellite6-bugs
QA Contact: Omkar Khatavkar
Depends On:
Blocks: 1122832
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-11-24 15:40 UTC by Beat Rubischon
Modified: 2019-03-29 07:03 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Foreman Issue Tracker 23749 None None None 2018-05-30 18:55:19 UTC

Description Beat Rubischon 2017-11-24 15:40:28 UTC
Description of problem:

The current settings dialog overwhelms non-regular users.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Satellite 6.2.12

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. open "Settings" on the Satellite

Actual results:

A large amount of settings in 9 categories, ordered by name

Expected results:

A clean and logic interface

Additional info:

(Detailed description from the support case)

Settings not grouped intuitive for the End user:
    The settings are sorted on the internal key name instead of grouped logical on functionality
		Below are a couple of examples:
		- Unstructured settings related to UI spread across multiple tabs and not grouped together
			host_power_status  is in General tab
			Always show configuration status is in Puppet tab
		- Related settings shall be put together
			- Puppet 'Out of sync interval' is 2 lines above the related 'Puppet interval'. How shall the use understand those are related.
			- The description is not consistent with the use of the word 'Puppet'
		- All puppet populate from facts settings spread in Provisioning and Pupept
			- 'Update subnets from facts' is in Puppet, but 'Ignore facts for domain' is in Provisioning.

Settings are too much:
   Hide Advanced settigns under 'Advanced' or 'More' because they distract from real user relevant settings
     Candidates for the Advanced settings are things like:
		- Certificate locations that are normally configured through the installer
		- Legacy puppet settings like 'Legacy Puppet hostname' and 'Puppetrun'

Comment 5 Roxanne Hoover 2018-01-15 14:28:11 UTC
Bryan - this is currently not scoped at all. I'll ping Brent to see where this goes in.

Comment 8 Kavita 2018-05-30 18:55:15 UTC
Created redmine issue from this bug

Comment 9 Peter Vreman 2019-03-11 16:26:29 UTC
In 6.5 the user experience is already improved using the search in settings.
But the sorting inside the tabs of the settings is still not intuitive and also not always in which tab a setting is located.

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