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Private forums accessed by secondary ranks.

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by JMody, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. JMody

    JMody Member

    Ok folks, I've tried a bunch of different things and I am sure I am just missing something small to get this to work so I need some help.

    I am trying to create private forums that are accessed by a users secondary user group. This was users have access to multiple private forums.

    An example would be this
    Ranks are used for a users primary group. I.E. Patrol Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, etc..
    The primary user group also accesses a private forum for that group. I.E. Patrol Officers = Patrol Officers, Sergeant's = Sergeant's. Lieutenant's = Supervisors, etc..

    Here is my issue. Some Patrol Officers are also Traning Instructors, Evidence Custodians, Bike Patrol Officers, etc. I want to make private forums for these groups and allow access to them by creating user groups and assigning those user groups to people as a secondary user group.

    I've tried this on my testaccount and for some reason, I can't seem to get it right.

    I have all my primary groups(ranks) with a display styling priority of 50 and I was setting the secondary groups (for private forum access only) as 10.

    I also have the primary user groups with custom user titles showing the persons rank.
  2. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    I see you haven't linked your forum account to your license. You can do that in the Forum Users section of the Customer Area here: http://xenforo.com/customers

    Then we will be able to provide forum support.


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  3. JMody

    JMody Member

    Thank you for pointing that out!!
  4. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    So if I read it correctly, for example I am a Sergeant but also an Evidence Custodians

    You would want me to have access to the Sergeants forum as my primary group, and Evidence Custodians forum as a secondary? But nothing else correct?
  5. JMody

    JMody Member


    I just can't seem to get a second private forum to work when it is getting access from a secondary user group.
  6. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I think your probably overthinking things with your permissions.

    Reset all your node permissions to default, then go into each node and set it as a "Private Node"

    Next, go into each nodes permissions, and for the group you want to allow to see that node, set "Can View Node" to "Allow"

    Now, whenever you add someone to a group as primary or secondary, they will have access to the relevent forums :)
  7. JMody

    JMody Member

    Do this for all my private nodes?
  8. JMody

    JMody Member

    Sorry, I've only been using XenForo for 3/4 days. I am confused...
  9. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    No problem, im just heading out to see a customer at the moment. When i'm back I could take a look for you if you want to pm me your board url and admin login.
  10. JMody

    JMody Member

    Ok. Thanks!!
  11. JMody

    JMody Member

    I believe I figured it out. I was going into each user group and allowing all their permissions per node or denying permission. I only had to go into and allow the ones I wanted access. Waaaay easier. lol Thanks for letting me know I was over thinking the issue. You hit the nail right on the head!

    This thread can be closed. Issue solved. THANKS!!!!
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