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  • Greetings,

    I am attempting to understand MODx ACLs from the ground up. I have started this thread to try and create a map for users (such as myself) to get things up and running and attempt to possibly point out some inconsistencies in documentation. I would like to point out again this is not meant as any offence at all to any person, and/or documentation, official or otherwise - I love all you guys smiley

    This is post one, point one...

    I like many others have been reading through bobsguide to permissions, link in Referenced URLs.


    Access Control Lists
    Note: Before messing with Permissions, check the setting of the allow_root System Setting in System | System Settings. It determines whether users can create Documents in the site root and it overrides any other security settings. You can spend a lot of time trying to figure out why your users can’t create documents if allow_root is set to "No."

    allow_root


    Does not exist...

    instead...
    udperms_allowroot


    Seems to have taken its place, however... according to the documentation (link in Ref’d URLs) it has been deprecated and now is covered by
    new_document_in_root


    I shall edit this post when I have uncovered what exactly "new_document_in_root" is, how to access it etc (via, Administrator Policy)...
    Security->Access Controls->AdministratorTemplate

    I’m doing this in baby steps, please bear with me. wink
    ~Dave

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    Reference URLs;
    http://bobsguides.com/revolution-permissions.html
    http://rtfm.modx.com/display/revolution20/udperms_allowroot
    http://modxcms.com/forums/index.php/topic,64266.0.html
    • Good catch. That’s been moved from a System Setting to a permission (where it belongs).

      I thought I had updated that at Bob’s guides, but apparently not.

      [update] The rtfm reference has been updated. I removed that paragraph at Bob’s Guides because the permission is granted by default. Thanks again for the feedback!
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      • Thank you BobRay!

        Heres another quick heads up re management back end. I’ll add things as I find them wink

        Manager -> Security -> Access Controls -> Policy Templates (tab) >> Right-Click an entry -> Help!

        Results in a 404.

        Fixed: by splittingred http://rtfm.modx.com/display/revolution20/PolicyTemplates

        Hope I’m not annoying anyone with my comments. Apparently, I’m not. This is good. smiley
        ~Dave
        • No barrd, please keep them coming! ACLs are one of the most confusing aspects for users of Revo, and we definitely need improved documentation in RTFM.
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