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General questions about getting started with SilverStripe that don't fit in any of the categories above.

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User Permissions/Ownership

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Community Member, 4 Posts

29 May 2012 at 9:01am

I'm new to Silverstripe and am wondering if content has an owner. I would like to set up permissions similar to Drupal where a user can only edit the content they created. I only see group permissions. Is this something you can do in Silverstripe?


Forum Moderator, 1899 Posts

30 May 2012 at 2:37am


Welcome to the forums!

Absolutely, within the code for the relevant page (or all pages) add fucntions returning true/false for canView/canEdit/canCreate based on the user. Somethign like this (including Willr comments)

I haven't used this myself but I do believe it is might be worth checking out the advanced workflow module becasue this adds more to the control of editting sitetree content


Community Member, 4 Posts

31 May 2012 at 9:31am

Thank you for your kind welcome and for your quick response. I will have to check out the advancedworkflow module

I found this module but so far I haven't had any success in installing it.

I am initially trying to create a community event calendar where users can add events but should only be allowed to edit/delete their own events.