Admins see all Categories no matter the permissions?



  • hello everyone,

    I'm trying to create a category that only one or two users (non-admins) can see/post. So I create a new category and then I go to access control and search for those two users and select their appropriate privileges (find, read, post, etc). So as my understanding, after I set those permissions, everyone else should not be able to find or read that category, including the admins since they're privileges were left blank. But as it turns out the admin is able to find/see the category, although I do get an error message if i try to click on it (not enough privileges to open the category). Is it intended that the admins see ALL categories even if their privileges say otherwise?

    thanks, in advance :)



  • @agarcia17

    I could be wrong but I don't remember any type of forum that would restrict admin access. They are admin for a reason.



  • @peter you actually can restrict admin access to a category but it seems like you can't restrict him from "finding" the category and showing up on his home page even though there's an privilege option for it. that's why I'm wondering if it's a bug or just the way it was intended to work.


  • Admin

    @agarcia17 Most likely a condition that wasn't checked because...

    @peter said:

    I don't remember any type of forum that would restrict admin access. They are admin for a reason.

    :smile:



  • @julian how difficult would it be to implement that check..? It's because the way I'm using NodeBB, each member has his own personal category and only a certain group is able to create topics in it. Since each member has his own category the admin home page is cluttered with every member's personal category. So it would be awesome if those categories don't show up in the admin's home page. :)


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