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In the jCVS forums, I have a forum for announcements. I would like to make it so that only one user can post to that forum, and no one can reply to a post. In other words, forum posting is restricted to one user, and all topics are locked so no replies. Can I do this with the current permissions structure? It was not clear to me how to set the permissions.

I do not know what "Restricted Forum" means in the user and group permissions. Does that mean the user can't see the forum? Can't post? Can't reply?

Is there a document or post that explains the permissions?
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time wrote:In the jCVS forums, I have a forum for announcements. I would like to make it so that only one user can post to that forum, and no one can reply to a post. In other words, forum posting is restricted to one user, and all topics are locked so no replies. Can I do this with the current permissions structure? It was not clear to me how to set the permissions.



This functionality currently does not exist on JForum. I registered it as New Feature:

http://www.jforum.net/jira/browse/JF-29

Is not hard to implement, so much probably it will be available on RC4.

time wrote:
I do not know what "Restricted Forum" means in the user and group permissions. Does that mean the user can't see the forum? Can't post? Can't reply?

Is there a document or post that explains the permissions?



JForum lacks documentation at all. I didn't have time yet to write it :?

The permissions are exclusive, so if you check something, the user / group will not have the permission in question.
Anyway, I know that permission control schema is hard to understand. This need to be improved as well.

Just for information, all permissions are defined at WEB-INF/config/permissions.xml. So, we just need to declare the new permission in there, and write some Java code to check for access rights in the places we want the new permission to work.

Rafael
[originally posted on jforum.net by Rafael Steil]
 
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