Restricting a single user from a category



  • There seems to be no easy way to restrict a single user from a single category.

    For example, say I have "General" category that I want everyone to have access to, even new users, but I want "UserX" to only have read-only access to it. It seems the only way to accomplish this would be to create group for EVERYONE on the board EXCEPT UserX. This, of course, would also mean manually adding new users to this group as well.

    Is there a better way to do this?


  • Community Rep

    Couldn't the user just create a new account?

    fyi, this could be done with a simple plugin.



  • There is a "new user" plugin that puts "unapproved" users in a group and after an admin approves the new user they are moved into an "approved" group.

    You could exclude access to a category for the "unapproved" group. Possibly this plugin would give you the result you are looking for.



  • @yariplus said in Restricting a single user from a category:

    Couldn't the user just create a new account?

    fyi, this could be done with a simple plugin.

    Of course, but that is not the point. The admin could have closed registration but would still be required to add/remove every single user to/from a group.


  • Community Rep

    @zethon Okay, that makes sense. I don't know of any way to do this without a plugin.



  • Well, phooey.

    What would be a good way (Mongo statement, I suppose) to add every user to a group?


Log in to reply
 

Looks like your connection to NodeBB was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.