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Users: Access Control Levels
Front-end User Groups
Back-end User Groups

Back-end User Groups

There are three Back-end User Groups available in a standard Joomla! installation.

As administration User Groups they have the access permission to log in to the web site as well as to the Administrator Back-end - via a separate log in process. They can view all Content that is Classified as Registered Access, Public Access, as well as Special Access.

Manager: The Manager User Group inherits the access permissions of the Publisher User Group in the Front-end of the web site and, in addition, its members are allowed access to the Administrator Back-end (Control Panel) via a separate log in.

In the Control Panel a Manager can access the following Administrator Menus and associated functions:

  • Site:

    • Media Manager
    • Preview.
    • Statistics
  • Menu:
    • Access and edit existing Menus
  • Content:
    • Content by Section
    • All Content
    • Static Content Manager,
    • Section Manager,
    • Category Manager
    • Front Page Manager
    • Archives Manager.
    • Page Impressions
  • Help (general), including System Info.

Administrator: The Administrator User Group inherits the access permissions of the Manager User Group and in addition an Administrator has the following permissions:

  • Site:

    • Trash Manager,
    • User Manager (may create/edit/delete any user of the same level or below – all except Super Administrator.
  • Menu:
    • Menu Manager
  • Modules:
    • Site Modules
    • Administrator Modules
  • Components
    • Banners
    • Contacts
    • Mass Mail Not available although it appears in this menu
    • News Feeds
    • Polls
    • Syndicate
    • Web Links
  • Mambots:
    • Site Mambots
  • Installers
    • Components
    • Modules
    • Mambots

Super Administrator: The Super Administrator User Group has total access permission – that is for all Back-end administration and all Front-end functions.

All the functions accessed by the Administrator User Group plus:

  • Site:

    • Global Configuration
    • Language Manager
    • Template Manager
      • Site
      • Administration
    • User Manager (may create/edit any type of user, may delete any user except Super Administrator.

note711_smallNOTE: Super Administrators may be deleted directly from within the MySQL database;

  • Components:
    • Mass Mail
  • Messages:
    • Inbox
    • Configuration
  • System:
    • Version Check
    • Global Checkin
    • System Information

Content Access Classification:

In Joomla! Content is classified by who can view/access it. There are three levels of Content Access Classification:

  • Public - open to all visitors to the web site.

  • Registered - restricted to all seven Registered User Groups of the web site.
  • Special - restricted to all User Groups except Guest and Registered.

note711_smallNOTE: The Special Classification uses the individual Group's authority levels to determine precisely what Special Access is actually permitted.

Related Information:

User Manager

User Manager Add/Edit  

note icon NOTE: If you have any comments or suggestions regarding this Help screen then please post them in the Suggestions, Modifications, and Corrections forum in the User Documentation Work Group.

Thank you!


The User Documentation Team

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 April 2007 )
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