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Unable to change author of article

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:08 am
by panta7
Hello, I have a similar problem here. How can I fix it, please?

Steps to reproduce the issue:
Backend login with administrator user. Than create or edit and article and can't change article's author. Only super user can do this.

Expected result:
Not only super user but also administrator could change article's author.

Actual result:
Only super user can change article's author.

System information (as much as possible):
Joomla 3.9.5
Default administration privileges.

Re: ACL permission to change the author of an item

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 9:56 am
by paulala
I'd say this is the type of thing that is best left to a super-user. Perhaps you could invite users who have this requirement to message a super-user and it can then be done under the aegis of that user.

As rcarey says this is functionality that has been implemented in the core to be this way and short of writing a plugin or hacking the core (not recommended), your options are limited.

Re: ACL permission to change the author of an item

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 10:13 am
by panta7
Ok, problem solved. The fix is:
A user can change the Created By only if he/she is a user manager (access to the administrator panel for users).

Re: ACL permission to change the author of an item

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 10:15 am
by paulala
Nice one