This section outlines the major ACL changes between versions 1.5 and 2.5 series (including 1.6 and 1.7). The table below summarizes the major changes from version 1.5.
||Version 1.5||2.5 series|
|Groups||7 fixed groups (Public, Registered, Author, Editor, Publisher, Manager, Administrator, and Super-Administrator)||Unlimited user-defined Groups|
|Users & Groups||A User can be assigned to only one group||A User can be assigned to multiple groups|
|Access Levels||3 fixed Access Levels (Public, Registered, Special)||Unlimited user-defined Access Levels|
|Access Levels & Groups||Relationship between Groups and Access Levels was fixed.||Groups are assigned to Access Levels. Any combination of Groups can be assigned to any Access Level.|
We see that in every case the ACL has been made much more flexible since , with unlimited Groups and Access Levels, and the ability to assign one User to multiple Groups and any Groups to any Access Level.