I've just updated from Joomla 3.4.6 to 3.4.7 and after doing so, I went to edit an article and received the following error message:


You are not permitted to use that link to directly access that page (#6).

Does anyone know why this is occurring?

  • #6 corresponds to the id of the article you are trying to access. Commented Dec 22, 2015 at 1:15
  • Logging out & back in worked for me too. Thanks; I was about to restore the whole system, ugh! Glad I checked here first -H
    – user7498
    Commented Dec 22, 2015 at 20:34
  • Comment by Alex-Logout and log in doesn't work in my case. Click on article leads to domain.com/administrator/… Php ini is set to 755
    – TryHarder
    Commented Mar 13, 2016 at 23:10

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The were session storage changes in the Joomla 3.4.7 update.

To fix the issue, you simply need to logout and log back in before you can make any article changes.

Reference: https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Unable_To_Edit_Article_3.4.7

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