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Implementing permissions across multiple user groups

Implementing permissions across multiple user groups

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Implementing permissions across multiple user groups - How to make best use of the cumulative permission function.

Having logged in to quite a few installations to resolve permission issues, it's clear that a lot of people haven't quite grasped the concept.

So here are a few pointers:

1. All members should be in the Registered group as their Primary - that includes moderators, administrators and super administrators.

2. Set the Registered user group to the minimum permissions you want all members to have. Set those permissions you want them to have to Allow, leave everything else at Not...
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XenForo Rocks updated Implementing permissions across multiple user groups with a new update entry:

Why, when installing a new add-on, using the Registered user group as the primary works best

Some people are still confused as to why it's best practice to have the Registered user group as the primary and other user groups as the secondary.

Let's look at what happens in two different scenarios on two different forums when installing a new add-on.


Dave has 20 user groups defined.
Members have the Registered user group as the primary and they have been added to the other groups as secondary.

John has 20 user groups defined.
Members have different user groups as the primary and...
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XenForo Rocks updated Implementing permissions across multiple user groups with a new update entry:

How to create a private node

This question comes up quite often so it's worth adding it here for easy reference.

That question being: "How can I allow one user group access to a forum while preventing all others?"

The typical use would be a staff forum to which only staff members have access.

There are two ways of doing it, via node specific permissions.

1. Select the 'Private node' option.
2. Allow the 'View node' permission for the desired user group(s) or user(s).

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1. Revoke the 'View node' permission for the...
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How to create a news/announcement forum in which only staff members can post

Another question which comes up often is, "How can I create a news or announcement forum, in which only staff members can create threads and post replies?".

Again, it is achieved via node specific permissions.

1. Revoke the 'Post new thread' permission for the Registered user group.
2. Allow the 'Post new thread' permission for the desired user group(s) or user(s).
3. Revoke the 'Post replies' permission for the Registered user group.
4. Allow the 'Post replies' permission for the desired...
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