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To check if user can for example view other users profiles, use this code:
If he doesn't have permission to do it, he will see only error message and script will stop working after trigger_error.
If you want to check a local permission, for example to read posts on forum with ID 5, use this code:
if (!$auth->acl_get('f_read', 5))
Full list of existing permissions is in your database, in phpbb_acl_options table.
Adding a permission
Adding new permissions to Olympus is simple. NOTE: The permission can not contain a capital letter, this causes trouble later on if you try and create a module that needs this permission Example how to add a permission to control who can access and manage foo:
Using the API (recommended)
- Run this code in the installer:
// Setup $auth_admin class so we can add permission options
include($phpbb_root_path . 'includes/acp/auth.' . $phpEx);
$auth_admin = new auth_admin();
// Add permissions
'local' => array(),
'global' => array('u_view_foo', 'u_manage_foo')
You can also directly insert new rows into the phpbb_acl_options table:
INSERT INTO phpbb_acl_options (auth_option, is_global, is_local, founder_only) VALUES ('u_view_foo', 1, 0, 0); INSERT INTO phpbb_acl_options (auth_option, is_global, is_local, founder_only) VALUES ('u_manage_foo', 1, 0, 0);
Please note that you need to clear the cache by either:
... after inserting the SQL manually.
Language file (Adding tabs)
In both cases it is highly recommended to add language variables for the permissions just added. To do this, simply create a file named permissions_foo.php in language/xx/mods. It will automatically be included, don't worry about how.
* DO NOT CHANGE
if (empty($lang) || !is_array($lang))
$lang = array();
// DEVELOPERS PLEASE NOTE
// All language files should use UTF-8 as their encoding and the files must not contain a BOM.
// Placeholders can now contain order information, e.g. instead of
// 'Page %s of %s' you can (and should) write 'Page %1$s of %2$s', this allows
// translators to re-order the output of data while ensuring it remains correct
// You do not need this where single placeholders are used, e.g. 'Message %d' is fine
// equally where a string contains only two placeholders which are used to wrap text
// in a url you again do not need to specify an order e.g., 'Click %sHERE%s' is fine
// Adding new category
$lang['permission_cat']['foo'] = 'Foo management';
// Adding the permissions
$lang = array_merge($lang, array(
'acl_u_view_foo' => array('lang' => 'Can view foo', 'cat' => 'foo'),
'acl_u_manage_foo' => array('lang' => 'Can manage foo', 'cat' => 'foo'),
In this code they added the category "foo" (will be displayed as a new tab). All language keys where the key cat is equal to "foo" will be displayed in this tab. So you have created an new tab if you use that code.
The permission should be ready to assign to users/groups in the acp now. To check whether the logged in user has the nescessary permission to view foo, use this code:
Panels (in the ACP)
To get the permission to show up under the right panel you need to use correct naming.
a_foo_bar : Administrator permissions panel
m_foo_bar : Moderator permissions panel
u_foo_bar : User permissions panel
f_foo_bar : Forum permissions panel
If you use the correct naming and give the permission a category in the language file as described above the permission will show in the selected panel.