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How to set security permissions by Page Type?

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Community Member, 23 Posts

15 February 2010 at 8:52pm


I have created a new page type and its associated data model. Now I want to create a user which should have access to add/edit this particular page type only.

Is this possible in SS? How do I go about it?

Thanks You.


Community Member, 712 Posts

15 February 2010 at 9:26pm


Community Member, 23 Posts

16 February 2010 at 12:14am

Thank you for the response. I have already gone through that particular page but it left quite confused.

Please see my code below. I added new permission and it shows up fine in the CMS when I try to add a new role. The problem is that if I allow just "Add/edit/delete Jobs" to a new role, that user is unable to access the CMS admin panel.

class Vacancies extends Page {

    static $db = array();
    static $has_many = array('Jobs' => 'Job');
	static $allowed_children = array('none');
	static $can_be_root = true;

    function getCMSFields() {
        $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
        $jobsTable = new ComplexTableField($this, 'Jobs', 'Job');
        $fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Jobs", $jobsTable);
        return $fields;

class Vacancies_Controller extends Page_Controller {
	function init() {
        if(!Permission::check("JOB_EDITOR")) Security::permissionFailure();

    function ActiveJobs() {
        return DataObject::get("Job", "ExpiryDate > '".date('Y-m-d')."'");

    function providePermissions(){
		return array(
			"JOB_EDITOR" => "Add/edit/delete Jobs"


Community Member, 63 Posts

24 August 2011 at 8:01pm

Did you get anywhere with this?? I want to setup a user to access one page type or a particular page and children when setting up user group it doesn't allow to admin area. I am also confused as to the permissions setup.