Backup of user data
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Since Moodle 1.9.7 and Moodle 1.8.11 there is a new capability to control the backup of user data moodle/backup:userinfo, separate from the capability to backup courses. By default this capability is allowed for the admin role only.
The security overview report contains a check for this, and will report on any roles or users that have this capability enabled. Please make sure that you keep this capability only for people who really need it.
Please also note that even if you trust all those users shown, you should make sure they are using very strong passwords (by setting a password policy for them), because those same capabilities become available to anyone who might crack their accounts.
- Tip: Glossary and database activity entries can easily be moved to a different course using the export and import entries feature without needing to backup user data.
- Using Moodle Security and Privacy forum