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XF 1.1 Question on inheriting for node permissions.

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by ix2013, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. ix2013

    ix2013 Member

    If I set the permissions only for my one main category, will selecting the inherit option on all the forums in the category make it so that the permissions are the same as set in the category settings?
    Not sure if a category counts as a parent and the forums in it count as a child.
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Children inherit the permissions of the parent, unless you specifically set them in the child.
     
  3. MagnusB

    MagnusB Well-Known Member

    Any childs will inherit from the parent. So if you set permissions on a top level category, and sub forums you place under that will inherit those permissions if you use inherit.

    EDIT:
    Ninja'd :(
     
  4. ix2013

    ix2013 Member

    But is the category a parent and the forums that are in the category the child?
     
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Categories and forums can both be parents and children.
     
  6. ix2013

    ix2013 Member

    Can be? That just made me even more confused.
    Here's an example.
    I want to know if I can just set the permissions in Category 1 without setting the individual permissions for each forum because it would be time consuming. By just setting all the forum permissions to inherit, would it take the permissions from category 1?
     
  7. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, set them on the category.
     
  8. ix2013

    ix2013 Member

    And to be clear, if I don't want all permissions in the forums to inherit the category, would clicking allow or never overwrite it?
     
  9. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Brogan has a decent resource about implementing permissions, as does Jake Bunce. I suggest reading those before attempting to delve in. If you have something allowed in a parent, an explicit "Revoke" in a child forum will set that specific node to not have the permission. An explicit allow will override an inherited Revoke.
     

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