I would like to create an ACL structure like this:

Company Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 Admin Group 1 | Admin Group 2 | Admin Group 3 Admin

Company can suggest article, admin can apply, remove etd. Every level has category. Company can read article from Group and Company.

In group there can be multiple companies ...and current group manage admin group .. I dont fully understand ACL in joomla :(

What if user is in multiple groups? One group can edit someother cant ... result user cant edit?

  • This tutorial may help with the permissions of each user group.
    – emmanuel
    Oct 14, 2014 at 21:38
  • This is helpfull only for simple ACL ... I created structure but something is wrong ...
    – jachu
    Oct 15, 2014 at 10:44
  • There is a Joomla extension that may help you with ACL configuration. It is called ACL Manager. I've no experience using it, but the demo looks promising.
    – TryHarder
    Jan 20, 2016 at 3:59

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ACL is an intermediate topic (at least) and if someone needs to create a more complicated ACL configuration, needs to have a solid base of relevant knowledge and past experience. Experience can be gained by working with simpler ACL setups at first, and going to more advanced and complex setups as long as someone understand how things work.

It's not easy to swim directly in the "deep blue sea" of the ACL, if there is not a clear understanding of how it works. Simply because the end result not only won't be the expected, but the project might end up in a total mess and a not functioning website at all.

You said you don't fully understand Joomla ACL - This immediately means that you need to read more and experiment more with it. Do not try immediately to accomplish your complex requirements, because most probably it will create frustration to you. Start with a very simple project.

If you are in a rush and you need to accomplish a such task for your business, then better hire a professional to do this for you.

That's my advise...

More reading / Tutorials about Joomla ACL:

http://docs.joomla.org/Access_Control_List http://docs.joomla.org/J2.5:Access_Control_List_Tutorial

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