[development] phpgacl

Richard Burford rich at freestylesystems.co.uk
Thu May 8 17:53:38 UTC 2008

You might find the ACL module documentation [1] helpful.

[1] http://api.freestylesystems.co.uk/api/file/contributions/acl/acl.module/5


On 8 May 2008, at 18:16, Tao Starbow wrote:

> You might check out the acl.module
> cheers,
> -tao
> Roman Chyla wrote:
>> Ken,
>> 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
>> Best,
>>  roman
>> 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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