Example, I have the action in access.xml:

<action name="com_something.someaction" title="someaction" />

And I want to set it to "Allow for the Public User group" by default.

I there a simple way to do it, without putting the values directly to the database using the installation script?


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The Controller is the final responsible to check for ACL actions. If you override and implement your own logic, you can disable the check or implement a different control.

For example, a disabled ACL check in a re-implemented JControllerForm allowAdd method:

protected function allowAdd($data = array())
    // $user = JFactory::getUser();
    // return ($user->authorise('core.create', $this->option) || count($user->getAuthorisedCategories($this->option, 'core.create')));

    // Everyone can add
    return true;
  • all this is right, but it's not the thing that I looking for :) ... I want to use "rule" field, so user can configure access, but I cannot define default value for custom actions, like: Manager = "allow", Registered = "Allow"
    – Fedik
    Jun 19, 2014 at 14:36
  • In Fof, you can define fof.xml: <view name="object"><acl><task name="browse">core.edit.own</task><task name="batch">core.edit.state</task><task name="process">core.edit.state</task><task name="purge">core.manage</task></acl></view>
    – Anibal
    Jun 20, 2014 at 12:37

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