Join Jon Peck for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with permissions and roles, part of Drupal 7: Custom Module Development.
This chapter will explore how to control access to site resources, demonstrate how to create …permission programmatically, then how to implement a functional administrative interface for …the cost of module. …Access control is an extremely low level yet important aspect of creating an application. …The user module in Drupal Core provides the mechanisms used by Drupal to manage user accounts. …Including account creation, logins, and logouts, and assigning a role and permissions to a user. …A Drupal role is a mechanism for assigning specific permissions to a group of users.…
In your browser, navigate to People then click on the Permissions tab. …You will see a list of the individual permissions available, and on the right, columns containing …the available roles. …By default, there are three roles that are available in a stock Drupal site installation. …Anonymous which indicates that the viewer has not logged into the site, authenticated …meaning a user has logged into the system successfully, and administrator who was assigned …
- Creating your first module
- Interacting with hooks
- Working with permissions and roles
- Controlling access
- Adding a menu item to an admin interface
- Using the Form API (FAPI) to quickly create a form
- Creating custom form validation
- Manually creating a custom content type
- Validating user input
- Importing content using feeds
- Creating a block
- Understanding best practices and coding standards
Skill Level Advanced
Q: gmap3_tools is not working the way I expected it to. What version of gmap3_tools should I be using?
A: Use the free exercise file containing the version of gmap3_tools used for recording; the published version of the module on drupal.org has changed since recording and is not backwards compatible.
Q: I attempted to run the Drupal site root from the project files, but the site isn't loading. Why not?
A: The Drupal configuration file in sites/default/settings.php contains database configuration specific to the environment used to record the movie. This may be different than your environment. Edit the file and search for "windfarms" - you may need to change the database host, username, password, db name and port to match your specific environment.