ACL - Big Bug? or Dopey Admin?

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ACL - Big Bug? or Dopey Admin?

Post by Martin_Web » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:36 pm

Hi folks,

I'm configuring a pretty detailed set of ACLs in a Joomla 3.9.21 installation.
....and I almost lost my mind. Either I am a total dork, or Joomla has a major bug (or the database chaching is bitching around).

A user has access to 3 groups. These 3 groups allow to edit and publish articles in 3 categories.
Abilities (edit, publish) are managed via category permission.

Testwise I made some changes to the permissions. I changed permissions not in
"categories -> [category name] -> permission" but in
"articles -> options > permissions".

I revoked the changes I made, because suddeny the user got edit and publish abilities for articles in other categories.

So far so good.... I thought so... But the abilities persisted. The user was still able to edit articles in other categories. I fiddled for more than 2 hours... no change...

Then I created a new user and added him to exactly the same groups. And bam! It works. The new user has permissions as expected: Edit + publish for articles in three categories only. Check! :D

Why "bug" comes to my mind? The previous user (with exactly the same groups) still has permissons to edit + publish articles in other categories. :eek:

• I cleared all J!-caches
• I cleared my browser caches
• I quit and start my browser
• I tried with another browser

Am I a dork or has J! a bug?

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Re: ACL - Big Bug? or Dopey Admin?

Post by waarnemer » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:05 am

when in administrator you go to users -> manage

there you can click on advanced permissions report.
it may give you a clue on what is wrong there.

if all settings are similar, you also may check cache settings n server, joomla and browser

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