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Permission confusion

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by discoian, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. discoian

    discoian Active Member

    I'm a little confused by the permissions.

    I've created a couple of forums and given admin permissions to do everything (I clicked on the "All" button on the green column) but I can't appear to be able to write posts, it says I have insufficient privileges.

    Am I being stupid (probably) and do I need to sit down and read the manual for this properly (also highly probable).

    Many thanks.
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If you have Never set on the node permissions or for any additional groups which you are a member of then that will be the reason.

    Never overrides an Allow.
     
  3. discoian

    discoian Active Member

    Ok the user "admin" is a member of the "admin" group only...the admin group is green on everything.
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    What about the node permissions?
     
  5. discoian

    discoian Active Member

    ok the node permissions on both the forum and the category it sits in is green on everything for the "admin" group.
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If you are able to provide an admin login then I'd be happy to take a look.
     
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    All sorted :)

    You didn't have "Allow new messages to be posted in this forum" checked for both forums.

    I checked it and now the "Post New Thread" button is available.
     
  8. discoian

    discoian Active Member

    What a plonker! Thx thx thx
     
  9. discoian

    discoian Active Member

    Can I assume that if a user group does not have access to "view" a particular node that all other permissions for that group in that node are irrelevant?
     
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes.

    Without the ability to view the node, they have no access to it.
     
  11. discoian

    discoian Active Member

    Fab thanks.

    Just one final thing, trying to understand the difference between "Never" and "Inherit" - I want my community to be pretty much private but allow people to view a "visitor information" community. I think I understand the principal behind the two different permission types but if the user "upgrades" to that of a paid member and their usergroup changes, they should by rights inherit all the permissions of that user group, but if I have some permissions set to "never", those permissions aren't given?

    I guess i'm thinking of IPB's primary and secondary groups, I don't think XF has primary and secondary does it?
     
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That's correct.
    If a member is in 2 usergroups, if any one of the permissions is set to Never in either group, then that will override an Allow or Inherit from the other group.

    Never should be used very sparingly as permissions are cumulative and a member can be in as many groups as you have defined.
     
  13. discoian

    discoian Active Member

    Ok sorted, many many thanks, you are a font of XF knowledge!
     

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