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ACL specifies which users or system processes are granted access to objects, as well as what operations are allowed to be performed on given objects. In the case of Joomla there are two separate aspects to its Access Control List which site administrators can control: One system controls what things on the site users can view. The other controls what things users can do (what actions a user can take).

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Multiple Access Levels to an Article

We have a case in which we have created more than 30 user groups and we need more than 50 access levels for different articles or menus. I have estructured my ACL like this. Groups like: Group1 ...
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What are some options to show different parts of an article to different users?

I have some information/data that is personal (not necessarily secret) and I want a menu entry to show the information relevant for the logged in user. On the page there are also some common ...
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Joomla! 4.1.5 category ACL logic

I am struggling with the logic of an ACL setting in Joomla! 4.1.5. It concerns front-end editing, but I suspect it also applies to the back-end. It concerns the permissions of a category. When I leave ...
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Is there a functional reason for the naming convention for custom actions?

I'm writing a component for which I'd like to implement some additional restrictions on actions. For example, I want administrators to be able to view user details, but restrict some sensitive ...
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Joomla 3 - How to find if logged in user is registered?

I have the following code: <?php if ($user->id >= 1): // logged in ?> This checks to see if the user is logged in, but not which group the user belongs to. I'm trying to show content only ...
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Deleting user account when user has published articles

We've got a few dozens registered users on our website. They all have the right to publish, and edit articles in selected categories. Some of those users no longer need their access. So I can either ...
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ACL Joomla Permissions of different users for different categories and articles

Where exactly do I have to set so that only this one category and article are visible to the user in Access Control List? I was able to set that the rest of the content is not edited by a user who ...
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What does it mean for a user to be 'logged in' to Joomla?

I am having an issue with the ACL of my Joomla API. I created this using the TechJoomla api component. I have the following code to handle post requests on my api. <?php use Joomla\CMS\...
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Getting no login prompts when trying to access private content, getting "Page not found" instead

I have private content on the site, and I want "non-registered" users to be redirected to the login page when they try to access the private content, without using any extensions. I have ...
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How to display custom user profile plugin fields on "Edit account" page?

We are building a website with multiple authors using PWT ACL to restrict their access to the users tab so that they don't mess with each other's profile or content. I created a custom user profile ...
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How to hide specific User activity options in the frontend only?

I want to hide the options "Send notifications for User Actions Log" and "Select events to be notified for Articles" (not disable them completely) in the admin's "edit profile ...
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What permission do you need to check-in other's article at any time?

As a super user you can do that. I want to grant this privilege to another group of users, but I can't find where to set this. In global configuration there is a check-in but it doesn't work for me. ...
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Own Module - Integrate ACL Check (in Ajax Call)

I'm currently programming a module that contains several Ajax calls, some of them with Add / update & Delete requests in the DB. Now I am thinking about the fact that it will be necessary to check ...
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What if I assign every user group to a Super User?

This idea came to me when I was trying to formulate a question on this site found here. Ok, bear with me, before you scream at me not to make every single user a super user, let me explain. This is in ...
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Super User not allowed to see and read articles

UPDATE 1 I made a mess about the groups and viewing access levels and tried to rectify that error. I don't think I changed any of the original text, only added information, but if you want to see the ...
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Change user permissions programmatically on the fly

I have in the code I don't conrol such a line which returns false: if (!$user->authorise('core.create', 'com_jdownloads.category.'.$option->value)) { I can run my code before and after this ...
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Is there a quick way to deny all privledges for a user group?

It seems to me that when I create a new user group they have access to everything and I maybe only want them to have access to one thing e.g. com_content. I have to painstakingly change the ...
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No user can do task=registration.activate?

From the page to activate a registered user, I am seeing some unexpected permission messages. e.g. example.com/web2020/index.php/s-inscrire?task=registration.activate&token=...
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Create a Joomla Access Level to manage users in a particular Group

My Joomla Version is 3.8 I want to create a Custom User Access Level to manage users in a particular group. I have a user group which is configured as the default user group when new registrations are ...
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Individual user fine grained ACL is it possible in Joomla! 3.x

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 ...
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Has anyone tried setting homepage access level to registered?

I tried this on many of my websites, most of them are getting "redirect you too many times" error, and I compare server settings of those that work and don't, but couldn't find any major difference ...
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Com_Users - Edit ACL - Not allowed (locked)

For some reason, this says Not Allowed (locked) I can change every other user group to allowed and it works. But not this one. Even public! I'm so confused as to why this would be. I mean, people ...
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Restrict unregistered users from accessing the whole joomla site

How to Restrict unregistered users from accessing any of the Joomla website?
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Joomla 3.8.1 - Can't add menu or view Media files

I'm running CentOS 7.4 with PHP 5.4.16 and Server version: 5.6.38 MySQL Community Server (GPL). I put a fresh installation of Joomla 3.8.1 and I can't add a menu, the menu types it displays in the ...
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How to allow specific groups to post in specific categories on Joomla?

I've been looking for an answer to this problem, but the only thing I find are simple examples that can't solve my problem. I'm new to Joomla and I've tried to manage this as I used to do it in phpBB, ...
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Custom User-Group: Giving access to users component administration

I created a user group with access to the users component. In Global Config, all access options are marked to "Allow": However, in admin, this menu item does not show up: This is the advanceed ...
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How to define Joomla permissions programmatically?

Preface Let me preface this post by saying that though I have considerable experience with PHP, I am not familiar with Joomla in any meaningful sense. What follows is based on assumptions about how ...
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Custom Component with ACL not apearing in admin menu

I have been asked to help maintain a custom component that has already been installed on a server, but had no ACL. I followed the sample tutorial in adding both XML files (Access.xml and config.xml) ...
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Admin Toolbar Save Button complete row is missing

I Created a new user in editor and tried to access the site the complete toolbar is missing. I tried changing in global configuration or in modules but nothing seems to work.
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Cannot query Joomla database as a guest user

I have a site mostly targeted for registered users but I want to provide guests (potential new users) with registration form. This registration form is a Menu item publicly available (it consists of a ...
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Hide a button depending on ACL

I want to know if there is code to hide a button when logged in. I can hide a module/menu item by using the built in ACL features, but how can I do it from a code perspective.
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Implementing access control to my website

My site is coaching resource website with 5 levels, which are connected as membership plans. http://coaching.touchtight.com/register). Each plan is assigned up to certain menu levels. For example, ...
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Protecting modules from deletion or editing

Does anyone know a way to protect a custom module in it entirety (position, content and from being unpublished and or deleted) I have a module that I don't want other users from altering the file in ...
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K2 show items to selected users

Using K2, I want to select the users of whom the K2 items would be shown to. How do I do this? So far I have created user groups and put them under registered users. Are there any components that ...
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How to define access control for menu items?

I'm trying to use Joomla's Access Control List to limit the menu items in my website. There are mainly 5 menu items: Level 1 Start Level 2 Developing Level 3 Aspiring Level 4 Advanced Level 5 Elite ...
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Joomla!3.6.x - BDD - ACL inconsistent

I have got a too amazing feature regarding ACL : a category and a sub-category for which ACL of three user groups is inconsistent. One group's got herited right at sub-category however it hasn't right ...
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Display an article's Access Level on the article's page

For a website of an educational institute I would like to show registered users what the article's access levels are. In this case the access levels for articles can be "Students", "Teachers" or "...
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Component not showing in admin top Menu only for `Editor` security group

I have created component using Joomla`s official guide. It works well except one thing: user with security group "Editor" can access and modify the component but cannot see it in admin top main menu. ...
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Change Menu after Logging In

I have a test website currently using the Helix3 Quickstart - http://helix3.financialadvisersaustralia.com.au/ I have created a new User Group and a New Menu assigned to the new User Group. When I ...
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Restrict access to part of Joomla articles with OS Membership Pro

I'm very new to Joomla, and I'm currently trying to Restrict access to part of Joomla articles using membership pro. I trying to follow the guide listed here http://membershipprodoc.joomservices.com/...
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Unable to Access My Site

Can someone please explain to me why I'm suddenly unable to access the administrator section of my site. Each time I try to login I get the following message, see image. Your speedy help will be ...
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Access Levels Explanation Joomla 3

Can someone please explain the rights given to users that are assigned any of the following access levels shown in the image. Cheers Carlton
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define custom permissions in J3.5.x

I work on an extension that defines a number of custom permissions. We've done this through elements in the access.xml file, and up until J3.5.x it was working fine. Now we're finding that the ...
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Advanced Module Manager Permissions Issue: "Error - You are not authorized to view this resource"

I am getting an issue with accessing Advanced Module Manager for certain usergroups. On my manager user group - I have set the Global Access Administration Interface to inherited (resulting to not ...
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Can't see admin menu in Joomla backend after using emergency Root User to log in

So I locked myself out of the Joomla backend when I was messing with the user permissions...I finally got in using the public $root_user=’johnsmith’; in configuration.php, but when I logged in I can't ...
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Getting a blank page after logging into administration on non-SU account

I want to give certain users permission to access the administration panel, but no permission to modify things aside from that which I've specifically allowed. I created a group called "John" in ...
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How to check if the user is authorized to view a particular article?

How can I check if the user has access to any particular article? I was looking at $user->authorise() method but it looks like it's only for core edit, edit own and some other permissions.
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Find the link from access level back to user's usergroup

In my Joomla system there is an access level that grants permission to an area of the system. This access level is granted to several different user groups. In plugin code, I am at a position where ...
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Secure site for members

any way to auto display login form on each page when user not logged in. I couldnt find any suitable answer for this.I have to create a membership site but when I change access of articles to ...
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Users can't save new article in backend (buttons does not show)

I've got an annoying problem and can't solve it. I need to create a lower-level admin access in my website backend, which can only create and edit articles. I started creating a new group (Admin ...
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