Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Intranet permissions and groups

Posted by Richard Li on
I'm not sure if it's been ported to OpenACS yet, but have you looked at the general permissions module? The module lets you attach row-level permissions to any table. So, in the intranet case, you could define a set of permissions "view", "modify", "allocate", etc. and attach these permissions to the rows in the intranet table(s). Then you could attach user-groups/users to these permissions/rows.

The ACS4 permissions mechanism provides a similar mechanism, but in a more general way. However, the general principles are the same. If you're interested, please check out the ACS4 Project Central page and take a look at the permissions requirements and design documents.