Unable to create new subgroup even when permissions allow it
We are having GitLab on premise (GitLab Enterprise Edition 12.10.13-ee)
And I am experiencing the problem as described in https://forum.gitlab.com/t/cant-create-new-subgroup-even-when-permissions-allow-it/39941.
Steps to reproduce
I created a group (group-1) and some subgroups inside it. I am implicit owner of that group as per being the owner of the parent group (main-group). We now revisited the settings of that “group-1” and added some hardenings to prohibit cluttering by other users:
In Settings => General => Permissions, LFS, 2FA, we set
- Allowed to create projects => No one
- Allowed to create subgroups => Maintainers
With that setting the green button (new project with dropdown of “new subgroup”) in the main page of “group-1” is not shown at all and one canNOT create any subgroup! (Unless there is another way to create subgroups which does not need the green button…)
The green button only appears again, if one also allows creation of projects for maintainers!
We only want to have subgroups in-there, but no projects and the settings suggest that this is possible.
What is the current bug behavior?
No green button is shown, thus one cannot even create a subgroup.
What is the expected correct behavior?
Show the green button with "Create Subgroup"