What is an ACL (Access Control List)?
In MODX, ACLs can be applied to any modAccessibleObject. Primarily MODX Revolution 2.0 allows for ACLs on Resources and Contexts.
A Context ACL is referenced of 4 parts:
This means that one can assign a ACL to a Context that will apply to:
- All the Users in a User Group
- ...with at least the Minimum Role specified
- ...that will give the Users all the Permissions in the Access Policy assigned.
Resource ACLs behave a bit differently, and basically allow you to restrict access to Resources (such as Documents, Weblinks, etc) by Resource Groups. They are comprised of 5 Parts:
This means that an ACL applied to a Resource Group will:
- Effect all the Users in the specified User Group
- ... with at least the Minimum Role specified
- ... give the Resource Permissions (save, load, delete, etc) in the Policy specified
- ... to all the Resources in the Resource Group
- User Groups
- Resource Groups
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