Lets say i have 3 k2 categories A, B, C

and defined 2 user groups --> UserGroup1, UserGroup2

The Problem is how can I : UserGroup1 can only see/edit items in category A and can only select category A as item cate in back-end UserGroup2 can only see/edit items in category A B and can only select category A B as item cate in back-end

I have ACL Manager component installed

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To my knowledge, K2 v2.x does not support permissions for categories. Also, I don't think ACL Manager will be much of help here.
For full ACL implementation of the Joomla core into K2, you should wait for the K2 v3.x. However it is still in beta phase, although it supposed it would have been out by now. You should be patient and wait for it.

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    thank you for your response. so the only way is to hack the source code.... how can i do so?? Feb 23, 2015 at 2:11
  • I didn't say to hack the source code, I consider this to be unrealistic to do it now- better give some time and wait for the new version, or look for other CCKs. And in anyway, how to hack K2 to add permissions for categories is very broad and can not be answered here.
    – FFrewin
    Mar 3, 2015 at 22:52
  • Very broad indeed. I'm trying to update a project using this awful component, and figuring out how the previous developer managed to restrict access is pretty darn frustrating. ACL, K2 and CB, none of them yield anything obvious. I was a fan of Joomla 7 years ago though.
    – RevNoah
    Jul 10, 2015 at 20:03

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