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Kunena 5.1.14 Released - Security release (13 Aug 2019)

The Kunena team is proud to announce the arrival of Kunena 5.1.14 [K5.1.14] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for Joomla 3.9.x. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 5.1 and issues discovered during the development stages of K 5.1.14. This update fixed 1 security issue.

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6 years 5 months ago #1 by Rexi
How can i set access to some subforum (for moderators) for only few ppl.
Moreover, how to be able so only they can see it?

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6 years 5 months ago #2 by sozzled
This is done by changing the permissions for the specific category. Use Joomla ACL, create a user group and assign your moderators to that group, and then define the category permissions so that only members of that user group can view, post new topics or reply to topics as you want.

This is covered, in general, in Simple forum setup instructions

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6 years 5 months ago - 6 years 5 months ago #3 by ClydeTACH
Hi sozzel,

I have a problem regarding this option... I want to have a section and categories in that section visible only to a certain group of users so, I've created a user group in Joomla called "Knights". Then in Kunena I've set a section Access level type to "User Groups" and selected "Knights" in the Primary user Group option and also set the"Primary includes Child Groups" to NO. Then I've tested it with one of my users that is not in the "Knights" user group and he tels me he can see the forum section that is suppose to be hidden. Even categories in that section (that are set to "Knights") he can see the topics.

Am I missing something?!

EDIT: I have Joomla 2.5.9 and Kunena 2.0.4
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6 years 5 months ago #4 by coder4life
Just curious, even though it is visible can the individual post a topic?

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6 years 5 months ago #5 by sozzled
This is a 30-second tutorial in how to use Joomla ACL to define your users and create a category that only those users can access.

First of all you need to define your user group as a sub-group of the Registered user group. In your case, you want your new group to be called "Knights". This is how the "Knights" user group should be created (as a sub-group of "Registered"):



The next step is to allocate those users to the "Knights" user group, like this:



The final step is to set the permissions on the category so that only members of the "Knights" user group can access. Like this:



That's the general idea. Try it out.
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6 years 4 months ago - 6 years 4 months ago #6 by QuakeLive
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Hi,

First of all, I apologize - my English is bad but I hope you will understand me.

Is it possible to create a private part (section/categories) of forum, so only users that I allowed can see what's inside and create threads and posts (other users can only see that there is private section/categories - but they cannot see threads, posts... ) ?

Thanks in advance!
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6 years 4 months ago - 6 years 4 months ago #7 by sozzled
*** Topics merged ***

G'day, QuakeLive, and welcome to Kunena.

(1) It is possible to create "private" categories (and sub-categories) within your forum so that only users that you allow will be able to view the topics and post messages in them. This topic explains how to set up "private" categories.

(2) if you define these private categories so that only specific types of accounts can view the list of topics then other users will not even be be aware that such categories exist. In other words, if you have categories that are only accessible to certain uses, other users will not know that there are private categories/sub-categories within your forum; other users will definitely not be able to see a index of topics or the details of messages posted within those topics.

I hope this helps to explain how "private" categories work.
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6 years 4 months ago #8 by QuakeLive
Hi sozzled,

Thank you very much for response! :)

other users will not even be be aware that such categories exist. In other words, if you have categories that are only accessible to certain uses, other users will not know that there are private categories/sub-categories within your forum;

So, if I understood well - it is NOT possible to have such categories that are visible to all visitors, but only specified users can see what's inside (can see topics and can post there)?

Again, thanks!
Sorry, my English is bad.

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6 years 4 months ago #9 by sozzled
You have understood correctly.

"Private" means private; "secret" if you like.

You may also be interested in reading this topic, too: Teasers - Read list of topics but not be able to view the contents unless you are registered that is about a slightly related, but different, question.

In the end, bie ere, it is not completely possible to achieve the complete solution that you are looking for but I reapt what I wrote to you before:

sozzled wrote: It is possible to create "private" categories (and sub-categories) within your forum so that only users that you allow will be able to view the topics and post messages in them. This topic explains how to set up "private" categories..

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6 years 4 months ago #10 by QuakeLive

sozzled wrote: You have understood correctly.

"Private" means private; "secret" if you like.

You may also be interested in reading this topic, too: Teasers - Read list of topics but not be able to view the contents unless you are registered that is about a slightly related, but different, question.

In the end, bie ere, it is not completely possible to achieve the complete solution that you are looking for but I reapt what I wrote to you before:

sozzled wrote: It is possible to create "private" categories (and sub-categories) within your forum so that only users that you allow will be able to view the topics and post messages in them. This topic explains how to set up "private" categories..

Than you sozzled! :)
Btw, I've never used Kunena before, and this is by far the best free extension that I used.

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