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  • davidinottawa
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    Publish Permissions Link to this post

    Hi - I thought this is basic CMS requirements - so maybe I'm missing something.

    I need to create a group (say Editors) that can only Create/Add/Update pages - not publish.
    Only the administrator has the right to publish to the live site.

    How is this accomplished ?

    Based on an earlier post to the forum, I tried to add the canPublish function to the Page_controller class without success :
       protected $publisherGroups = array(

       function canPublish() {
        $member = Member::currentUser();
        return $member->inGroups($this->publisherGroups);

    Thanks - impressed with SilverStripe so far.
    I'm comparing with TypoLight and BigMedium.

  • Ingo
    Forum Moderator
    801 Posts

    Re: Publish Permissions Link to this post

    Hi there, sorry for the late answer. We've done a bit of work lately to better enforce the SiteTree->can*() permissions in the CMS-Controllers, which is going to be released with 2.3 soon. Sam is also working on a basic workflow module, you can check its progress here: http://open.silverstripe.com/browser/modules/cmsworkflow/trunk

    As a sidenote, we usually check against permission codes rather than groups directly. So your canPublish() logic could also be implemented like so:

    function canPublish($member = null) {
    return Permission::checkMember($member, 'ADMIN');

    With the PermissionProvider interface, you can add your own permission codes for a more flexible management.

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