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Permissions

Post by gomaria » Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:59 am

I'm wondering if it is possible to set up a forum so that only certain members can gain access?

What I'm trying to do is this.

I have business owners who purchase products from me. Say one product is a CD on pricing and another is a CD on networking.

I want to be able to give those who purchase pricing, access to a place where they can discuss issues with each other and no one else can get into that place.

Same thing with networking.

How would I do that?

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Re: Permissions

Post by ric323 » Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:24 am

Set a forum permission to "private", make a usergroup for members to have access to it, and then give this usergroup permission to acess that forum.
All the required options will appear as soon as you create a private forum.
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Re: Permissions

Post by gomaria » Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:50 pm

Can you please tell me where to start to do this? I.e. Admin, Admin forum, General forum, etc. etc.

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Re: Permissions

Post by ric323 » Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:49 pm

gomaria wrote: Can you please tell me where to start to do this? I.e. Admin, Admin forum, General forum, etc. etc.


Set a forum permission to "private",
"Forum Admin", "Permissions"

make a usergroup for members to have access to it,
"Group Admin", "Management"

and then give this usergroup permission to access that forum.
"Group Admin", "Permissions"

and then the unsaid step, which is to add the nominated users to your new usergroup. That is done via the "Usergroups" link above each normal page, not via the Admin Panel.
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Re: Permissions

Post by gomaria » Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:53 am

Thank you.

I am presuming that the nominated users must all be registered for me to add them? That I can't add them and then invite them.

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Re: Permissions

Post by ric323 » Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:57 am

gomaria wrote: Thank you.

I am presuming that the nominated users must all be registered for me to add them? That I can't add them and then invite them.

That is correct. The username must exist before it can be added to a usergroup.
(Internally, phpBB does it all by usernumbers, not by the text name.)
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Re: Permissions

Post by gomaria » Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:46 am

Thank you for all your help.

Hopefully I won't be back!

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Re: Permissions

Post by gomaria » Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:06 am

ric323 wrote:Set a forum permission to "private", make a usergroup for members to have access to it, and then give this usergroup permission to acess that forum.
All the required options will appear as soon as you create a private forum.
I'm not sure this would work, since I want to give all 2000 of my ezine subscribers and visitors to my site permission to get into it.

I do have a private area -- that I set for people who purchased my products.

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Re: Permissions

Post by ric323 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:08 am

gomaria wrote:
ric323 wrote:Set a forum permission to "private", make a usergroup for members to have access to it, and then give this usergroup permission to acess that forum.
All the required options will appear as soon as you create a private forum.
I'm not sure this would work, since I want to give all 2000 of my ezine subscribers and visitors to my site permission to get into it.
You only set some of your forums as private.
Remember, in phpBB terminology you have a BOARD, which contain CATEGORIES, which contain FORUMS, which contain TOPICS.
Permissions are managed on a FORUM basis.
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Re: Permissions

Post by gomaria » Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:14 am

OK. I have the fourms that I want private; set to private. And the rest are open.

hehe.. I started using forums in 1992 in prodigy. :)

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Re: Permissions

Post by ric323 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:17 am

Does that mean you have a solution, or still see a problem?
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How to fix "Doesn't have a default value" and "Incorrect string value: xxx for column 'post_text' " errors.
How to do a clean re-install of the latest phpBB3 version.
Problems with permissions? Read phpBB3 Permissions

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Re: Permissions

Post by gomaria » Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:30 am

I'm all set with this permission stuff. Off to do the MOD part :)

Thanks for your assistance.

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