Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Try Vanilla Forums Cloud product
Please upgrade to 2.3 here. The 2.2 and earlier branches are no longer being updated.

Selected users by category

How can we autorise certains users to access to certains categories ?
Do I have to define a new role by category ?


  • whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... Moderator


    Welcome to the community.

    Are you really using a version below 2.3?

    If so, you should upgrade as a matter of urgency.

    From the Dashboard, in Categories, you can assign permission by roles. You can use existing roles, or create new ones.

  • OK this is the 2.3.
    I have to create a role to assign users to a specific catgory.
    I haven't another solution.
    Is'nt it ? Thanks whu606

  • R_JR_J Cheerleader & Troubleshooter Munich Moderator
  • I have a question about this. I am trying to configure vanilla as courses forum and i have a lot of company that it has courses but each student have to see only the registered courses for him.

    I have the follow struct:
    Company 1 (category):

    • Course 1.1 (sub-category): Student 1, Student 2, Student 3
    • Course 1.2 (sub-category): Student 8, Student 10, Student 1
    • Course 1.3 (sub-category): Student 12, Student 15, Student 2

    Company 2 (category):

    • Course 2.1 (sub-category): Student 18, Student 19
    • Course 2.2 (sub-category): Student 21, Student 22, Student 23
    • Course 2.3 (sub-category): Student 31, Student 32, Student 33, Student 18

    How can i manage this? I know that if i create a rol for course (categorie). I could do it but i have 1.000 courses and each course has a moderator. This means that i should create 2.000 roles. Is there other form to do this?

    Thanks you.

  • R_JR_J Cheerleader & Troubleshooter Munich Moderator

    Should a user only be allowed to see courses that he has subscribed or should he be able to ignore other courses by hiding them?

    If it is a permission aspect, than the only way is to use roles.
    If it is just for how it looks like, than your user can choose to "follow" the categories/courses they are interested in.

Sign In or Register to comment.