The permissions in phpBB can be very confusing but if you understand them they can be extremely flexible with an endless amount of possibilities.
rcwilk wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:55 pm
it is of great help to first select something close to what you want like Limited Access, so it auto fills a lot of the permissions.
Instead of editing them individually for each forum you can edit the role or create custom role. On the permissions tab click the forum roles link.
The way I handle forum permissions is to only add groups that need access, all other goups permissions default to none. e.g. a private forum for admins and moderators.