[development] Menu Tree Access Control?

andrew morton drewish at katherinehouse.com
Fri Apr 3 18:36:35 UTC 2009

Yet another suggestion for modules you might want to review:

It's more of an integrated approach to access controls. A quick snip
from the project page:
"Special care was taken to ensure the usability of permission
management was consistent across all sections of the system (nodes,
menus, menu items). Also each security module uses a cascading
security scheme to allow global security and the option to override or
define exceptions to the security model for individual items."


On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 4:33 PM, 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
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