Show Permissions Graphically - An Overview

Introduction

This article illustrates showing permissons for all categories and downloads graphically by user group.
Showing permissions of multiple categories and downloads in a graphical form is very useful in tracking down possible problems. Joomla! includes a method to show the permissions for individual user groups in the Debug mode.

Select User Groups

First go to Users and select Groups.

Clicking on the appropriate user group will show the permission for every type and every item.

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Note: If you go to Users and select Manage then you can see a similar 'Advanced Permissions Report' link to show the permissions for an individual user.


Each user group will show an 'Advanced Permissions Report' as illustrated opposite.

Find the User Group whose permissions you wish to see and click on the 'Advanced Permissions Report' link.

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The resultant report will show the permissions for all components and for all items in each component.  This can be too much information!

Refine selection

At the top of the report after clicking on the Search Tools you can you can limit the report to a specific component, and you can  also select the start and end levels.
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After selecting the Uploader User Group
and then setting Search tools as indicated opposite gave a view as shown below.
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In this example there had been a problem being able to edit Downloads in the AR-Cat Category.  As shown in the report instead of Edit permission being allow, Edit State permission had been selected.

ColinM - Rewritten September 2019

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