Individual user fine grained ACL in Joomla! 3.x

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alexandreelise
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Individual user fine grained ACL in Joomla! 3.x

Post by alexandreelise » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:41 pm

Hello forum members,

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 access level.

or

user A can do something on item X but not user B even if user B is in the same group or have the same access level.



In essence, I am asking if there is a way to separate ACL down to individual user via some kind of programming in php in Joomla! 3.x

Please share your thoughts on this.

Thanks for your time

waarnemer
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Re: Individual user fine grained ACL in Joomla! 3.x

Post by waarnemer » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:38 pm

Well, best practice is that ACL policies are role based. Role as in group.
A user then is member of a group.

Joomla follows this best practice..

So for each role you can think of, first create a group, then add a user.
This also will make it easy to remove a user and add a new one with that same role in future.. like in case of roll on and off new employees...


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