Questions tagged [acl]

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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Restrict user access to specific com_content category

I want to restrict user access to only one specific category for content component. I have an idea to create new user group, give access to this group to edit this one category and then assign user to ...
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ACL and control access to download documents based user-group permissions

I'm working on a pet project web site using Joomla! to organize my apartment (i.e. itemizing and photographing belongings (great for insurance), appliances with attached scanned receipts and ...
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How to correctly save and understand ACL rules when creating categories from PHP

We're doing a massive import of categories from another CMS, and using the below code to create the categories: $basePath = JPATH_ADMINISTRATOR.'/components/com_categories'; require_once $basePath.'/...
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Restrict front-end component access

I'm developing a Joomla component and would like admins to have the option to restrict access to a particular view in the front-end. If a create a menu item for this view, then try and access it via ...
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Where is the right place to check for ACL / Session expired / permissions?

I would like to know what the correct, or recommended, or most common place is to check for expired session, authorization, ACL rights? In short: do I check !$session->isActive() In the ...
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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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Permission for edit articles and users

It's possible, on Joomla 3.2, create a group with permission for: insert/edit/delete articles insert/edit/delete users and not permissions for manage extensions, configuration, templates..? Thanks!
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JCE not appearing for custom front-end user-groups

For whatever reason, I can't make the JCE Editor appearing for my custom usergroups in front-end. I have tried so many combinations and still can't make it work. At the moment I have ended up with ...
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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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How to set ACL for K2 items Categories in backend

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 ...
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Backend menus not showing for a new user

I've created a new access level for my Joomla 3.3 website, because I need to allow users to login into the backend and create/modify articles and some components. I've followed this tutorial: http://...
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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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Remove elements from Joomla control panel admin menu

Im doing my internship as a web developer in a company. we got a customer that owns a blog site that was created with joomla 3.3 . the problem is that the customer is really curious and knows nothing ...
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How can I use PHP to add ACL Rules of a custom Usergroup to a core Component?

Our component has a custom usergroup that is created at installation with UsersModelGroup. We need to add specific permissions to com_content for that usergroup without effecting whatever permissions ...
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How can I grant a non-Super User group permission to force check-in of articles?

I've created a custom user group for some Joomla 3.x websites which allow certain users particular administrative privileges, but only to the functionality they require (I trust my users', but I ...
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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 the Access List of a Front-End menu item be limited to certain User Groups?

Can a component view be configured to show a only a subset of available User Groups when adding it to a menu? My component has a front-end view that must never be allowed to be viewed by anyone ...
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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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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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Get access level for a URL

How could I get access level for a given URL? I need to know if a URL is accessible for registered or only guests users.
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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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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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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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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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Logged in user details, profile, message notification display using access level category

I have converted a dashboard template for joomla 2.5 for my project. the issue is this i want to show the login details for the user just like i mentioned in the image is there any module or plugin ...
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Menu Module not appearing/working with ACL

I have a user menu namely X and it is assigned to a module. I have also created a user group and a user access level. Then I assigned the user access level to the user group that I have created, ...
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Joomla Module View Access Level Issue

I am working on joomla and I am having a situation. I have created 2 Custom HTML modules. a). Certified Membership Subscription Box (Disabled) b). Certified Membership Subscription Box (Enabled) ...
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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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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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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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How to set up my custom Joomla ACL structure?

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....
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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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Making Virtuemart product detail page accessible to public user

Does anybody know that how can I enable a product detail page available to all public and registered users where the virtue mart component is accesable to only registered users. Is it possible?
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Mapping the View Access Levels site content is using

Is there any convenient way to discover what content is using specific Viewing Access Levels ? I want to delete the Customer Access Level, in my upgraded to J3.3.0 website, but it gives the error ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Joomla 3 provide admin access to a single component

I created a user group with a corresponding user level in Joomla 3 to provide access to a sigle component (Akeeba subscriptions). Then, in global configuration I gave the group the permission to ...
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Use of com_checkin and $canChange and $canCheckin in listview

I 'm writing a listView's default layout for my component in which I 'm implementing Joomla's publish & unpublished feature in which user can publish an item on single click on check box. I am ...
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How can I limit what asset of K2 component a user group can see?

I'm using k2. I need to restrict "group A" users can see "Items" only. How can I do that? Any dirty/hacky ways are acceptable no matter what. Thank you.
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Forbidden Error while setting up ACL in Menu

Joomla ACL Set up Created a user Group (say:- channel) Edited its Permissions from Global Configuration (so that user belong to the group can login in front end) Mapped some users in that user group ...
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Predefined values for ACL action, for common user groups

Example, I have the action in access.xml: <action name="com_something.someaction" title="someaction" /> And I want to set it to "Allow for the Public User group" by default. I there a simple ...
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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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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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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, ...