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  • joelg
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    Hi everybody

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

    Thanks in advance.

    Joel

  • mikedaul
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    Re: How do I give forum members admin permission Link to this post

    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?

  • Willr
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    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!

  • joelg
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    Re: How do I give forum members admin permission Link to this post

    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?

  • mikedaul
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    Re: How do I give forum members admin permission Link to this post

    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.

  • joelg
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    Re: How do I give forum members admin permission Link to this post

    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...

  • marcius
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    Re: How do I give forum members admin permission Link to this post

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

    m.

  • joelg
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    Re: How do I give forum members admin permission Link to this post

    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.

    Joel

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