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Problems setting Permissions

Hi,
I am very new ocPortal but so far I'm liking everything I see. I have tried many (and I do mean MANY) cms software and ocPortal is by far the easiest to learn and I found myself always coming back to ocPortal. I have finally decided that I'm here to stay.

I do have this one problem that I can't figure out (not for the lack of trying everything)
I can't seam to be able to set my Permissions correctly? No members of my site are able to submit any content to where ( I thought ) I have set the Permissions for them to do so?
What am i missing ?, I think I'm getting confused between the "Global Privileges" , " Permissions Tree Editor" and the individual Permissions for catalogue's, downloads, Galleries, etc.

Any thoughts, suggestions?

Thanks in advance,
Tisnart

 

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Check that your usergroups have at least "View access" in the CMS zone modules (as appropriate) in the Permission Tree Editor.

Bob
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Thanks for the reply Bob
I have been going through the Permission Tree Editor as you have suggested and  I have set all of them (as appropriate). Still not working, hmmm… I'll keep plugging away at it  :'(

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I had a heck of a time getting some of my permissions set. It's tricky because you have the permissions for the modules in the zones (e.g., CMS catalog) and then have additional permissions in the Site zone (e.g., a specific catalog).

The Global privileges get overridden by these.

It might help if you can post some grabs of your settings and explain what you are trying to accomplish. I know that's what helped me get my issues resolved.

Bob
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Right now I'm carefully going through each of the permissions in the Site zone and all catalogs, etc. to make sure I have each one set correctly, Then i'll double check the Global Privileges.

I noticed the note on the side while I am in the Permission Tree Editor that states:
"Need to change lots?
Change the permissions for the module, and all of the categories will 'inherit' that permission, except where you've further overridden it."


If I change the permissions for a module that does not hold true for me, so somewhere I have overridden it,
I will keep working on it (I never give up) , if I cant get it figured out, I will post some screenshots like you suggested,
Thanx again Bobs

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You have most likely already overridden the permissions. If they are inheriting the settings from global privileges and the catalog permissions, the dropdown menu should say "Default - All gray".

You can reset all category permissions to match the catalog permissions by checking the "Reset category permissions" prior to saving the catalog.

Bob
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This is driving me crazy O_o
I've tried everything. I just can't get this right!
The only member that I can get working properly is the "super-moderators"
(sorry I just needed to vent) I'll keep trying
I wish there was a magic "reset button"  :lol:

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one of the permission tutorials should show how you can debug permissions either using a Firefox extension called FirePHP or by creating a writable data_custom/permissioncheckslog.php file.


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Thankyou Chris, I'll check that out.

Despite my ignorance :$ I'm Loving ocPotal :thumbs:

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I forgot about permissioncheckslog.php. That was the trick that allowed me to solve my permissions issue. It make it very clear which permissions are being denied.

Bob
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I have spent days trying to figure this out!
I have not done anything with the permissioncheckslog.php cause I don't feel knowledgeable enough to try this.

It seems like something else is going on here, it's like everything keeps getting re-set somehow.
Also I have uninstalled OCworld 4 times now and it keeps coming back (re-installing itself?)

I'm confused???

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Just create the permissioncheckslog.php file and you can then review it after you have a problem. You will see which permissions were denied which should allow you to sort your problem.

Bob
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OK, who's a dum dum…..that's correct! ME :$

The reason this was not working for me was because I was restricting access to the cms zone for all members (except admins and super-moderators).
No I was not doing this unknowingly….It seams there was something messing up my configuration files on my server. (left over files from upgrading i think?)
Anyway's I started over from scratch uninstalled ocportal completely and cleaned up files on server and did a fresh install of ocportal.
Now life is all good ;)
however it was a real pain re-building my site from scratch, but hey, lessen learned,
Thanx for all your help.

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