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{{dablink|Please note that this article only applies to Joomla! {{JVer|1.6}}, {{JVer|1.7}}, {{JVer|2.5}}, {{JVer|3.0}}. See [[Custom user groups]] for articles on access control in Joomla {{JVer|1.5}}.}}
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=Changing User Groups=
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You can change a user's group by following these steps.  You must log in as an Administrator or Super-Administrator to be able to change a users groups.  Also, a Administrator cannot make himself or others a Super-Administrator.
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#Log into the Administrator Back-end via the ''sitename''/administrator URL.
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#Click on '''Site''', then '''User Manager'''
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#Click on the check box next to the user you want to change, then click '''Edit''' in the top right corner.
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#In the '''User Details''' section, change the user's group.
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#Click '''Save'''.
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=Access Control List (ACL) for Joomla=
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The following lists the [[Access Control List]] (ACL) for Joomla.  The user group is listed, and the bullets below describe the permissions associated with that group.
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== Front-end Groups ==
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===Guest===
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*View public site and public articles
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===Registered===
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*Guest Group privileges
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*View registered articles
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===Author===
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*Registered Group privileges
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*Create new articles
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*Edit articles they own
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*View special content
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===Editor===
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*Author Group privileges
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*Edit all articles, including unpublished ones
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===Publisher===
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*Editor Group privileges
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*Publish articles
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== Back-end Groups ==
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These groups allow you to log into the Administrator Back-end via the ''sitename''/administrator URL.
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===Manager===
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*Publisher Group privileges
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*Access Administrator Back-end
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===Administrator===
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*Manager Group privileges
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*Create new users
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*Install extensions
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===Super-Administrator===
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*Administrator privileges
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*Change site template
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*Change global configuration
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[[Category:References]][[Category:Access Management]]

Revision as of 23:45, 3 March 2013

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Changing User Groups

You can change a user's group by following these steps. You must log in as an Administrator or Super-Administrator to be able to change a users groups. Also, a Administrator cannot make himself or others a Super-Administrator.

  1. Log into the Administrator Back-end via the sitename/administrator URL.
  2. Click on Site, then User Manager
  3. Click on the check box next to the user you want to change, then click Edit in the top right corner.
  4. In the User Details section, change the user's group.
  5. Click Save.

Access Control List (ACL) for Joomla

The following lists the Access Control List (ACL) for Joomla. The user group is listed, and the bullets below describe the permissions associated with that group.

Front-end Groups

Guest

  • View public site and public articles

Registered

  • Guest Group privileges
  • View registered articles

Author

  • Registered Group privileges
  • Create new articles
  • Edit articles they own
  • View special content

Editor

  • Author Group privileges
  • Edit all articles, including unpublished ones

Publisher

  • Editor Group privileges
  • Publish articles

Back-end Groups

These groups allow you to log into the Administrator Back-end via the sitename/administrator URL.

Manager

  • Publisher Group privileges
  • Access Administrator Back-end

Administrator

  • Manager Group privileges
  • Create new users
  • Install extensions

Super-Administrator

  • Administrator privileges
  • Change site template
  • Change global configuration