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The aim of this document is to explain the [[Access Control List]] for Joomla! 1.5 as background for many references to 'permissions' and 'access' mentioned in the Getting Started documents.
The aim of this document is to explain the Access Control List for Joomla! 1.5 as background for many references to 'permsissions' and 'access' mentioned in the Getting Started documents.
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===Background to creating a new Joomla! 1.5 web site===
 
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Users are grouped together in groups. In Joomla! 1.5 these groups give robust but fairly simple distinctions. It has a coarse granularity in that you cannot set permissions to small groups or individuals.
 
Users are grouped together in groups. In Joomla! 1.5 these groups give robust but fairly simple distinctions. It has a coarse granularity in that you cannot set permissions to small groups or individuals.
  
'''Front-end''' is the web site you can see. If you are an 'Author' - you can only edit pages that you have created. So if you look at the pages done by other people - you will be able to read them but there will not be an edit icon associated with the Article. However, the list below shows that Publishers and Editors can edit any article - which sounds easy but needs some care where there are a lot of people submitting content.
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'''[[Site (Application)|Front-end]]''' is the web site you can see. If you are an 'Author' - you can only edit pages that you have created. So if you look at the pages done by other people - you will be able to read them but there will not be an edit icon associated with the Article. However, the list below shows that Publishers and Editors can edit any article - which sounds easy but needs some care where there are a lot of people submitting content.
  
'''Back-end''' is the Administrators section of the Web site.
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'''[[Administrator (Application)|Back-end]]''' is the Administrators section of the Web site.
  
 
===The following lists groups and associated permissions:-===
 
===The following lists groups and associated permissions:-===
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===User permissions for a new site===
 
===User permissions for a new site===
You may not yet know enough about your new site to know how best to plan the management of users. The important idea to carry forward into the next few documents on design of the content and menus is that:-
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You may not yet know enough about your new site to know how best to plan the management of users. The important ideas to carry forward into the next few documents on design of the content and menus is that:-
*you may want an idea of whether you want to site to be open to everyone to read
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:*you may want an idea of how much of the site should be open to everyone to read
*you may want to register all users, but limit them to be able to read the content without changing it.
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:**you may want to register all users, but limit them to be able to read the content without changing it.
*you may want some users able to manage the content
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::It is good to have some idea of whether some menus or Articles will need to be available to a restricted number of users.
*you may want one or more users to manage the site
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:*you may want some users able to add content
It is good to have some idea of whether some menus or Articles will need to be available to a restricted number of users.
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:*you may want some users able to manage the content
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:*you may want one or more users to manage the site
  
 
==Further information==
 
==Further information==
http://docs.joomla.org/Changing_user_groups
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* [[Changing user groups]]
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* [[Setting user registration policy]]
  
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ALC management in Joomla! 1.6 is more sophisticated and is well covered in [[ACL Tutorial for Joomla 1.6]]
'''An aside:''' ALC management in Joomla! 1.6 is more sophisticated and is well covered in http://docs.joomla.org/ACL_Tutorial_for_Joomla_1.6
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==Index to other documents in this series==
 
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--[[User:LornaS|Lorna Scammell]] January 2011 (UTC)
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--[[User:LornaS|Lorna Scammell]] January 2011

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