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Limit CMS to single interface


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14 May 2009 at 10:03am Community Member, 165 Posts

I have written a custom class that extends LeftAndMain. This appears as one of the main Tabs in the CMS. When a person in a particular group logs into the CMS I want to show only my custom tab and maybe the help tab. If I give permissions to only access my tab in Security then the user is not allowed to log in. If I have any of the built in tabs enabled along with my custom one then just those two show up. Is there a way to make my custom tab be the only one that shows up?


4 June 2009 at 6:01am Community Member, 165 Posts

I am going to bump this thread by explaining a bit better what I really need. I can create a user that when logged in only sees the Files & Images tab and my custom tab in the CMS. However as soon as I take away the Files & Images permissions the user can no longer log into the CMS. Alternatively I can set the user to only see Site Content and my custom tab. If I want the user to only see Files & Images I can set that and it works. So how do I make my own ModelAdmin tab be the only one?


6 June 2009 at 4:40am Community Member, 165 Posts

I have found that while extending LeftAndMain to include a new tab it is not easily able to be made to work well with the security system. However by extending ModelAdmin instead I can set a user to only have access to my subclass. This way when they log into the CMS they see only the tab I want them to see.


7 June 2009 at 3:37pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Have you looked under the permission control in the Security tab of the CMS. You could make a new group for your user and then just give them access permission to AssetAdmin and anything other tabs which they need