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How do I give forum members admin permission

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18 April 2009 at 8:05am Community Member, 129 Posts

Hi everybody

Can someone tell me how I would give certain forum members permission to edit content in the CMS?

Thanks in advance.



18 April 2009 at 11:59am Community Member, 6 Posts

I *think* you need to duplicate the member info in the administrator group. click on the security tab, click on the administrators group, then create a new member.

I am far from the definitive answer on this though...

Any idea how to create members that can moderate the forums but cannot edit the CMS?


18 April 2009 at 6:30pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

mikedaul - in the admin section under the Security section you should see your forum members group. Click a member and you should be able to set whether they are a 'Member', 'Moderator' or 'Admin'. 'Admin' being a forum admin (eg delete other Moderators posts) but not able to login to the cms. You would have to test it out though!


18 April 2009 at 7:02pm Community Member, 129 Posts

Thanks for the tip, Mikedaul, but maybe I'm missing something, but I just can't find a duplicate button or function anywhere?

Any ideas?


20 April 2009 at 4:17pm Community Member, 6 Posts

Willr - Thanks, but in my testing changing the rank of a non-admin member doesn't actually give them the ability to moderate posts. Maybe something is messed up in my install? I've even tried building a new member class (called moderators) and explicitly setting the permissions for those users, but no dice...

Joelg - In my experience you'll ahve to manually duplicate the members; there's not a way to automate it so far as I am aware.


20 April 2009 at 5:34pm Community Member, 129 Posts

Hi again Mikedaul

Duplicating the members manually is ok, but since I don't know the members password, I can't do that... Or is there something I've missed.

Anyway, a more smarter (coded) way would be nice...

Thanks for your help anyway...


23 April 2009 at 2:24am Community Member, 2 Posts

One of the most important function that I miss in SilverStripe is integrated cross-module authentication and authorization functionality.



23 April 2009 at 2:37am (Last edited: 23 April 2009 2:37am), Community Member, 129 Posts

Guess I agree...

However, I did find a way to solve my problem, but it's really not pretty.

Open the database (phpmyadmin or something) and edit the "Group_Members" table - just change the GroupId to "1" on the MemberID that you want to give admin permission.

Of course this would we wonderful to do with a little dropdown box in the security tab under each member. I just don't know how to accomplish this yet.


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