is there way make group of users able to assign their or lower group for users with lower user group?



|- Guest
|- Registered
|-- Group2
|--- Group3
|- Others

I would like "Group3" to be able to assign "Group2" to the users in "Registered", but I dont want them to be able to assign any other user groups like "Others".

Is that possible?

I also have problem with Group3 entering to the administration panel. I even tried to grant them all privilegies in Global Configuration except Super User, but although they can log in into the administration panel, they cant do anything here. Did I miss something?

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This is not possible by default in Joomla, although users of lower usergroups can only assign users to groups up to the level of their group.

Furthermore, Joomla's default user management occurs in the backend. I am not sure you would want to give backend access to so many users. You should look for a front-end solution.

Actually, it would be better to describe further your whole use-case and what you are trying to build and its purpose. Will that be a community, a membership site, something else...?

For what you are describing, I think there is one 3rd party component, that does this in the front-end, which I think is what you actually need and should do. The extensions is called DM Frontend User Manager, but it is a commercial one. I have no experience using this extension though.

If the extension does not fit your requirements, you may look for other similar extensions in JED. But depending on your actual final purpose, you might also look for communities, memberships and similar extensions. Otherwise, you will need to build something exactly for your needs (custom component, or a custom db app with a tool like fabrik, cobalt etc). This will take much efforts and if you can't do this at your own, you will have to pay someone expert.

Regarding the issues for the backend login for your custom usergroups I can't say much at the moment... You should review again all the actions you took when creating and assigning users/usergroups/permissions and make sure you have done everything correctly.

Have a look here: Menu Module not appearing/working with ACL, and let us know how this goes...

  • The issues for backened login was because I forgot to allow the usergroup to use administration modules, from module manager. I only allowed them in Global Configuration. About the group assigning, if you say its not allowed by default in Joomla, I will probably let it go. I realized its not going to be so necessary in my case. Because it was meant that the group 3 will be teachers assigning a students in their groups, I believe they will not mess it up.
    – tnqm
    Aug 30, 2014 at 15:56

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