I noticed a similar discussion going on in this section; but thought I'd rather ask my question in a separate thread. I've ready Brogan's guide already; but still not sure how I do this - What I have now: 1. I've a new 'Category' , marked as 'Private Node'. 2. I've a new forum inside this category; and I want select users from my site, who belong to different user groups to have special permissions to this forum. It looks like the best option for me - is to create a special 'usergroup' and then allow this usergroup to have access to this private forum (inside private category). I've been trying to add node-permissions to users individually; but it's turning out to be totally complicated. Do you think creating a new usergroup is the only option?