[development] Menu Tree Access Control?

Ryan Cross drupal at ryancross.com
Fri Apr 3 00:42:43 UTC 2009

Hey Josh,
I've had a similar need, but I was able to make taxonomy_access work for me.
Not sure what your specs are, but it might be a reasonable thing to consider
before building a custom module.


On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 10:33 AM, Josh Koenig <josh at chapterthree.com> wrote:

> Hey all,
> I'm about to launch into yet another custom module build, and I wanted
> to see if I'm missing the obvious and this thing already exists (or
> has been somewhat built).
> The use case is to allow access to nodes (node_access) based on their
> placement within a drupal menu tree. Seems obvious, but keyword
> searching through available modules didn't turn up anything that
> seemed to match. I did locate the "Menu Subtree" module which seems to
> provide some complimentary functionality in terms of restricting the
> areas of a menu tree into which new nodes can be placed:
> http://drupal.org/project/menu_stp
> For access, it points to fago's menu_per_role module, but this is
> about access to menu links, not node permissions. In the other
> node-access modules, I didn't find one that seeks to allow/deny access
> based on menu position. So that's what I'll begin working on.
> Implementation seems fairly straightforward based on
> hook_node_access_records() and hook_node_grants(). Assuming I'm right,
> the next fun thing would be looking at integrating this with
> menutrails.module so it can work for broader classes of nodes and not
> just those placed directly into the menu tree.
> Please let me know if I'm missing something obvious. :)
> cheers
> -josh
> --
> --------------------
> Josh Koenig, Partner & CTO
> http://www.chapterthree.com
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