CMS Made Simple Core


[#10663] Group backend group permissions per module/section

Created By: Tristan (tristan)
Date Submitted: 2015-09-29 05:49

Assigned To:
Resolution: Invalid
State: Closed
Group backend group permissions per module/section
Detailed Description:
Permissions in the backend group permissions page are now sorted alphabetically.
Especially with lots of modules installed this page becomes very long and
unclear. Would be much more logical when permissions would be grouped together
per module/section.

For example:

Add Pages	
Modify Any Page
Remove Pages

are now spread out over the page, as well as:

Approve News For Frontend Display
Delete News Articles
Modify News

So you'd always use the browser's internal search function to look for all the
possible permission for one module and/or scroll to that page. Maybe the
quickest fix would be to just rename the permission itself to:

Pages - Add
Pages - Modify Any
Pages - Remove

and for the other example:

News - Approve For Fronted Display
News - Delete Articles
News - Modify


Date: 2015-09-29 09:56
Posted By: Robert Campbell (calguy1000)

The permissions model does not allow grouping like this or anything other than
sorting.  We also cannot control permission names of third party modules, or
change permission names of core modules easily,.
Date: 2015-09-29 09:58
Posted By: Tristan (tristan)

This is a feature request of course, I understand there is no grouping now of

Maybe you can automatically rename permission name by prepending them with the
Module name automatically?

Updated: 2015-09-29 09:56
resolution_id: => 9
state: Open => Closed