Information on Private User & Custom Group Permissions for Forum Management
In the forum management interface for a forum, you will see two buttons: manage private users and manage custom group permissions.
What's the relationship between the 2 as you can also add a group in the private user management interface?
First, a private forum
is a forum that is hidden to non private users. In other words, if you mark a forum as "private", you will need to add users/groups to the "Manage Private Users" interface to grant access. Anyone who is not added specifically will not see the private forum."Manager Private Users" page:
allows you to add users/groups to a private forum in order to access a private forum. Users/Groups are given the default permissions you set in the forum management interface
."Manage Custom Group Permission" page:
allows you to give a user group(s) special permissions for the forum.
Let's see an example
When a forum is marked as private, our system works this way:
If you have user group A
on the private user page, you can give them a different permission set by also adding user group A
to the custom group permission page. This way, members in user group A
can be assigned different permissions from the defaults you set in the forum management interface.
For a private forum, adding a group to the custom group permission page automatically adds the group to the private user page.
So, these two features can work independently as well as together. A non-private forum can have custom group permissions defined, and a private forum can work without any custom group permissions (i.e., private users will inherit default permissions).
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