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Joomla! 3 Beginner's Guide Second Edition by Eric Tiggeler

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Creating custom-made user groups

Up to now, we've used User Groups and their sets of permissions that are available in Joomla out of the box. However, you can also create custom-made user groups and assign them permissions to do and see just what you allow them. Instead of using the existing user groups and their predefined sets of permissions, you can create as many groups as you want and grant the people in those groups any combination of permissions. If you want, you can set permissions for specific parts of the site; permissions apply to either the whole site or specific components, categories, or items (such as a single article). For example, you can allow only members of the HR department to change content on all pages in the Job Opportunities ...

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