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Implementing permissions across multiple user groups

How to make best use of the cumulative permission function.

  1. Brogan
    Compatible XF Versions:
    • 1.0
    • 1.1
    • 1.2
    • 1.3
    • 1.4
    • 1.5
    Having logged in to quite a few installations to resolve permission issues, it's clear that a lot of people haven't quite grasped the concept.

    So here are a few pointers:

    1. All members should be in the Registered group as their Primary - that includes moderators, administrators and super administrators.

    2. Set the Registered...​
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    sgr, Astro86, xPolish1337 and 62 others like this.

Recent Reviews

  1. djbaxter
    Excellent resource. Coming from vBulletin, I was indeed misinterpreting the hierarchical/cumulative permissions structure in Xenforo. That meant effectively that I was inadvertently denying certain permissions to admins and moderators because they weren't also in the registered users group. Thank you.
  2. v8td
    Good to read! The first step to take is configure permissions and even if i had a good idea about groups, this resource was welcomed.
  3. TimmyTurbo
    I was slowly getting there, but this info has fast tracked my understanding of perms, I really appreciate you adding this resource
  4. Steff
    Excellent information. Seems that most of us need to learn the basics before we have permission conflicts.
    I am as guilty as sin.
    Since reading this I have dropped groups, move all users and set the permissions up right.
    thanks for taking the time to write this useful article.
  5. matt vinyl
    matt vinyl
    Ahh, not how I did it over on MyBB. This is very interesting and also very helpful. Thank you. Time to get to work!
  6. electrogypsy
    Very clear an concise, totally helped me straighten out my user permissions. Thanks for the guide Brogan!
    I was struggling trying to set permissions for each group and the ones I created. This guide worked out like a charm, it explains the permissions very well. Thank you for the guide.
  8. Ghostaunt
    Excellent ! I think this guide must be included in the documentation.
    Because many people use user group in the wrong way

    Thanks for your help !
  9. Kcirtap
    Although I already had a hunch that permissions worked this way, I needed to make sure that what I've been doing so far was correct. Thanks for the reassurance!
  10. akhilaniyan
    Thank you explaining everything with suitable examples. I was little-bit confused in xenforo forum permissions, but, Now I got a clear picture on group permissions.

    Thanks again Brogan.