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Create and use a Permission code

Have you wanted to add an extra permission code that you can add to groups and then use that to test whether a particular user has that permission? Here's how it's done. The permission code it self is added via the Controller class, then you use a permission check anywhere in your site code to check the current user. Like so:


class Page_Controller extends ContentController implements PermissionProvider {
	function providePermissions(){
		return array(
			"USER" => "Just a regular user",
			"SUPER_USER" => "A super-duper mega user"

Now, let's say we only wanted users with permission code SUPER_USER to be able to edit a particular page, we could do a Permission::check() inside the canEdit() function like so:


function canEdit($Member = null)
	return Permission::check('SUPER_USER');

For more info on using canEdit() and the other permission functions see this post.

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Aram Balakjian

Aram is a web developer running London based agency Aab Web. He has a strong passion for developing attractive, usable sites around the SilverStripe CMS.

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