I was wondering if it was possible in Joomla! 3.x to have permissions down to individual user level.

Eg: user A can see item X but not user B even if user B is in the same group or have the same access level.


user A can do something on item X but not user B even if user B is in the same group or have the same access level.

In essence, I am asking if there is a way to separate ACL down to individual user via some kind of programming in php in Joomla! 3.x

Please share your thoughts on this.

Thanks for your time

  • Please offer more details about your application, how the items are stored, and any programmical steps you've taken. When we better understand your situation, we can offer more specific advice. – mickmackusa Oct 11 at 1:31

Without 3rd party extensions, it can't be done in Joomla as long as the 2 users belong to the same group.

But it can be done with 3rd part extensions or some php programming.

  • did you manage to make this work? If not, do you know an extension to do this please? – application2000 Oct 10 at 17:10
  • No one asked me to do this work before :) unfortunately I don't know any extension can do this right now, although I can do it from scratch. – Mohamed Abdelaziz Oct 10 at 17:26

you can not do that directly. but will need a 3rd party solution. I have some suggestions:

  1. you can use a subscription extension and put each user in a different subscription plan and mange permission with plans instead of groups.
  2. you can write an extension that can handle different permissions to assign them to users and a plugin which will do what you entered in this component.
  3. and there is a difficult solution , to make a group for each user!! and manage things through normal permissions manager.
  4. there is an extension called "Acl manager" do some of what you need.
  • You could have more simply edited your original post to contain this new answer. Please post only one answer to this question. Either delete the old one, or move this new content to the older post ans delete the new post. – mickmackusa Oct 11 at 1:26

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