Appendix C. A Look at Joomla! 1.6 ACL

The implementation of access control is the most important change in Joomla! 1.6. In this appendix, we will demonstrate how to implement a basic access control system for the school site example shown in Chapter 10. This example assumes you have installed Joomla! 1.6 without the sample data. Some images will differ if you have installed the sample data.

In our school site, we want to achieve the following:

• Limit the ability to create and edit articles in a department category to members of that department

• Give all member of the administration the ability to publish articles

• Limit the ability to see certain content to the school administration only

The first thing to notice is that the first two of ...

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