Where do I start?
Start by making one usergroup, then link users to it and start giving access-rights.
You are adviced to work with 2 different browsers: one in which you are logged in as a super-administrator so you can play with the configuration and set rights, the other browser you log in as your unsuspicious admin-user.
Make a new usergroup:
- Go to tab 'usergroups'.
- Click on 'new'.
- Enter the groups' name.
- Click 'Save'.
Link users to the new usergroup:
- Go to tab 'users'.
- Select for one or more user(s) in column 'usergroup' the new usergroup.
- Click 'Save'.
Start giving access-rights:
- Go to each of the other tabs and tick boxes and click 'Save'.
- See how easy that is?
Now you made one usergroup with al sorts of access-rights. You can make as many groups as you need, each with their own set of access-rights.
- Log in as a 'super-administrator'.
- Go to 'Components > Admin User Access'.
- Click on 'configuration'.
- All options are explained with tooltips, so hover over the options for more info.
- Note: If you want Pages-and-Items to work with Admin-User-Access you have to tick the box ' necessary for Admin-User-Access. It is just a nice free content-manager which gives Admin-User-Accesss more control over the workflow related to publishing content.
- Admin-User-Access restrictions are set per usergroup. So all back-end users except for 'super-administrators' must be linked to a usergroup.
- Back-end users not linked to any usergroup, have no rights at all, as default all restrictions are active.
- Super-administrators have no restrictions.
You can set usergroup access for each component in the admin.
If you enable the Admin-User-Access-toolbar, each component-access-right will show up as a button in the toolbar. So you can make custom toolbars for each usergroup. You can choose to hide the Joomla-toolbar, so all components which are restricted for users are not accessible. The actual (deep)-links on the toolbar can be configured, as well as the order in which they appear.