Limited Access Example - A Members Organisation
This achievable with a combination of Permissions and View Access Levels.
In this example we have used 3 members called MemberA, MemberB and MemberC with a 'supervisor' called MonitorABC. That is A, B and C denote which member.
Once the basic structures are set up then it is straightforward to add additional members.
1. User Groups
2. View Access Levels
5. Menu Items
In this example they are called memberA-UG, memberB-UG and memberC-UG. Also create a User Group for the Supervisor which is called here as monitorABC-UG. The first step is to create a User Group for each member, even if we have not yet added the member as a user.
And then use the .
In all cases the parent User Group is Registered
View Access Levels
To create te access level go to and click on and use the button. This opens up the Access Level creation form. On the tab specify the Level Title.
Next select the tab.
The Access levels each have their 'member UG' and also monitorABC as illustrated opposite.
User Groups Settings
Next look at tabs , and in turn and select the appropriate settings. Usually it is onlly the that needs modifying.
Note that the 'monitorABC-UG' has a higher Ranking. This is because the 'monitor' user will belong to all the user groups. The User Group settings for the Monitor are generaly more extensive.
It is simpler to do this at this juncture as we have already created the user group to which the user will be assigned and so avoids having to go back to the User Management.
The final setup for the Users is shown opposite.
As noted later it is these top level categories where we will setup the permissions.
Then create appropriate subcategories, which includes the members name or similar 'ID' for various 'topics' and 'reports'.
Note the setting of the view Access Levels.
At this stage we need to decide which permission to give each member and those for the 'monitor' user Group.
We only need to set the permission in the Top level Categories as they will cascade down to the the sub categoies and then to the Downloads.
We also need to set the Permisions for the 'monitor' in each top level category.
They must be set set with the relevant view access level.
Also there could be a List My Downloads menu item that has a Registered view access level.
For this menu item to work then every Download needs to have the 'creator' set as noted below.
If it is the relevant member who is creating the Download then jDownloads automatically sets this option appropriately.
The List My Downloads view shown is dependant on who is logged in.
View shown opposite is when MemberA is logged in.
This is the view when using the menu item 'memberAcategory' is used.