Node View Permission Restriction for Drupal
March 7, 2011 3:38 PM Subscribe
What is the best solution for my problems with allowing users (students) to restrict view permissions of their own content in Drupal?
posted by Chanther to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have the latest version of Drupal 6.x installed. On my site, I have two roles, Student and Teacher. For the classroom work I'm doing, it's important for me to allow students the option (for every individual assignment submitted) to choose to post content so that it either is viewable by all Students (and me), or viewable only by themselves and me.
I'd been using node-privacy-byrole for this for several past versions of classroom websites, and all had been working well. In fact, the reason I didn't upgrade to Drupal 7 is that there isn't a version of the node-privacy-byrole module out for it. In the past, students would check the View permissions for Students to set their assignment as viewable by all, and uncheck it to leave it viewable only by themselves and me.
With my most recent website, however, restricting the ability of Students to view content (unchecking the View permissions for Students) doesn't just hide content from other students, it hides it from the submitting student, too - so their submission is posted but they immediately get a "you do not have permission to access this node" error. I can see their content, but they are unable to see their own content.
I'm willing to fix node-privacy-byrole if there's a solution out there (I'm a reasonably proficient coder, but not an expert. It's also possible I'm just blind to something I've misconfigured).
I'm willing to consider another node access module if there's a better solution (and I'm willing to upgrade to Drupal 7) if that's the best option.
I'm interested in the shortest route to a solution, because the course started today - I didn't catch the bug until they started using the site - so I'd prefer to avoid any extended downtime.