[development] phpgacl

Roman Chyla roman.chyla at gmail.com
Thu May 8 09:01:51 UTC 2008

Thank you for the reply. The phpgacl was the best I was able to find.
If anyone knows about any library that does the similar thing, please
let me know. I know Joomla! is using phpgacl and it was ported to
python recently too (spiff.debain.org) -- it may look stall, but the
documentation is very complete and it does provide good services.

I am behind in understanding Drupal6 but I think I know quite well D5
and it's access control. And I found it not flexible enough, so if
things hasn't changed for D6 I would have troubles setting fine
grained access permission for individuals and/or groups on a
item-level and/or collection basis.
Besides in this project, data and documents are stored in an external
system and Drupal should be used to provide access control interface
and act as an arbiter for every fulltext request. So there isn't any
notion of nodes here. The external system is a digital library, made
of many journals, each journal has its own subscribers and the
editorial board should manage its own subscribers -- that's why I
needed groups. I did not install OG yet, but comparing it with
CivicCRM, it seems to me there cannot be subgroups inside of the OG
groups. We need to isolate journals but still need to have groups
inside their space (inside their groups). CivicCRM looks good though.

Please let me know if there is anything I didn't see. Any experience
to share? Thanks



On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 8:00 PM, Ken Rickard <agentrickard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Roman-
> The phpgacl project appears to be stagnant.  No new releases since 2006.
> SVN untouched for the past 20 months.
> Does anyone still support the project?
> The only activity on the mailing list these days seems to be spam.
> http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=phpgacl-devel
> Not sure why anyone would invest time into such an integration.
> As for Drupal, start with Organic Groups, the mother of all access control
> modules.
> --
> Ken Rickard
> agentrickard at gmail.com
> http://ken.therickards.com
> On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 11:29 AM, Roman Chyla <roman.chyla at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I am looking into the phpgacl and after searching mailing lists, and
> > drupal.org (via google, the search form seems not to be there)
> > But found very little. eg:
> > http://lists.drupal.org/archives/development/2004-03/msg00566.html
> >
> > Is there any reason why I should not think of phpgacl and Drupal
> > together? (I am wondering why nobody has considered phpgacl for
> > Drupal)
> >
> > Could you recommend me some group management modules in Drupal? Or any
> > hints, anything that relates to permission control & gacl?
> > I am thinking about including phpgacl into Drupal.
> >
> > Thank you very much,
> >
> >  roman
> >

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