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Drupal 8 Module Development by Daniel Sipos

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Entity access

Now that we've covered how access control works on routes, let's dive into the entity access system and see how we can ensure that only the right users interact with our entities. To demonstrate these, we will work with the Product entity type we created in Chapter 7, Your Own Custom Entity and Plugin Types.

When we created the Product entity type, the annotation we wrote had an admin_permission property, where we referenced the general permission to be used for any interaction with the entities of this type. Since we didn't reference and implement an access control handler, this is the only access checking done on products. In many cases, this is enough. After all, entity types can be created for the sole purpose of structuring ...

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