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XF 1.4 Private Node permissions

Mr Lucky

Well-known member
I have set a node to private, and set all permissions to yes for my admin group. All other groups are not set (ie all set to inherit)

If I analyze permissions for a member who is registered group (but not admin) I can see that (correctly) they cannot view the node.

However all the other permissions show as yes, e.g. view threads.

I assume this is safe, in that if they can't view the node, then they can't view the threads within in spite of the permissions saying yes.

It seems a bit misleading, but is this correct?
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If they can't view the node then they can't view the threads.

However, if those permissions are set to allow then it must be set somewhere, presumably in the parent node?