[development] Menu Tree Access Control?

Ken Rickard agentrickard at gmail.com
Fri May 8 14:40:37 UTC 2009


I was finally cleared to make a release today. I hope that you find it useful.

-- http://drupal.org/project/menu_node
-- http://drupal.org/project/menu_node_edit

To others, the Menu Node API could be very useful, and I will post an
issue about whether the functionality should be in core.

- Ken

On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 10:05 PM, Josh Koenig <josh at chapterthree.com> wrote:
> All: Thanks so much for the links. The group thread that webchick
> started is precisely the use-case that I'm looking for.
> Ken/Larry,
> This sounds like exactly the path I was on (though I was working on
> one module rather than splitting it into two). My timeframe is
> somewhat tight: need to have something beta-ready by end of month,
> which means I need to prototype now.
> However I have availability to put cycles in to help, and would like
> to see this problem get solved "right" for the long haul. Is there any
> chance of getting a CVS checkin of the code you're working  -- no
> official release -- in the short-term? I can help test, submit
> patches, etc.
> cheers
> -josh
> On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 3:00 PM, Ken Rickard <agentrickard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am the Palantir developer in question and have two modules just
>> about to release that are relevant here.
>> Release should be by end of month, if all goes well.
>> 1) Menu Node API
>> The menu/node API module keeps track of menu-node relationships for
>> you, so that you can run JOINs from the {node} table to the
>> {menu_links} table through the new {menu_node} table.
>> This is a glue module that will allow for (among other things):
>> -- Menu-based Views
>> -- Node Access modules based on menu hierarchy,
>> 2) Menu (Needs Name)
>> The second module was called menu_access, and someone just took the
>> namespace on d.o. It leverages the Menu Node API and rewrites
>> node/%/edit using hook_menu_alter(). It then lets an administrator
>> define menu 'sections' -- elements of the tree hierarchy that are used
>> as ACLs.
>> Individual users can then be assigned as "section editors".  A section
>> editor has cascading rights down the menu hierarchy.
>> This module is _deliberately_ not a Node Access module, since I have
>> not yet figured out the necessary overhead for which menu parents
>> would need to be stored in the {node_access} table as GIDs.  And since
>> the client did not require View or Delete access control, Edit control
>> was sufficient.
>> I hope that any delay in releasing these won't force anyone to write
>> duplicate code.  Larry and I will convene next week and see if we can
>> get a firm launch date.
>> - Ken Rickard
>> agentrickard
>> On Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 11:59 AM, Earnie Boyd
>> <earnie at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
>>> Quoting Simon Roberts <lyricnz at gmail.com>:
>>>> I've also been doing fine-grained book-page access, per-user and
>>>> per-role, and ended up coding more than I would have liked.  (Writing
>>>> ACLs on the fly, and twiddling with menu-entries during theming -
>>>> uugh).
>>>> No idea if this is useful, but I saw this new project pop up a few days
>>>> ago
>>>> http://drupal.org/project/book_page_access
>>> And then there is http://drupal.org/project/acl which give you an API.  The
>>> page lists other modules using it.
>>> --
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>> --
>> Ken Rickard
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>> http://ken.therickards.com
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