Users Debug Users

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View the permissions for any registered user.


The Debug Permissions report allows you to map out the exact permissions for any given user across all extensions on your Joomla installation.

How to access

Select Users → User Manager → 'click' Debug Permissions Report under a specific user from the user manager list on the Back-end of your Joomla! installation when System Debug is enabled in the Global Configuration.


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Column Headers

In the table containing the users from your Joomla! site, you will see different columns. Here you can read what they mean and what is displayed in that column.

  • Asset Title.
  • Asset Name.
  • Site Login.
  • Admin Login.
  • Offline Access.
  • Super Admin.
  • Access Administration Interface.
  • Create.
  • Delete.
  • Edit.
  • Edit State.
  • Edit Own.
  • LFT.
  • ID. This is a unique identification number for this item assigned automatically by Joomla!. It is used to identify the item internally, and you cannot change this number. When creating a new item, this field displays 0 until you save the new entry, at which point a new ID is assigned to it.

List Filters

Filter by Assets

  • Search Assets. In the upper left is a Search field and a button, as shown below.


Enter part of the asset name and press the Search to find matching assets. Press Reset to clear the search field and restore the list of assets.

Filter by Component, Start Level and End Level

In the upper right, above the column headings, are three drop-down list boxes as shown below.


  • Component. Filter by any installed component in Joomla.
  • Start Level.
  • End Level.

Page Controls: When the number of items is more than one page, you will see a page control bar as shown below. The current page number being viewed is shaded.


  • Start: Click to go to the first page.
  • Prev: Click to go to the previous page.
  • Page numbers: Click to go to the desired page.
  • Next: Click to go to the next page.
  • End: Click to go to the last page.


At the top right you will see the toolbar:


The function is:

  • Help. Opens this help screen.

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