A later and more refined version worked with Civi 2.0.7 and could be installed as a standard joomla component. If you install this on 2.0.8 it effectively downgrades to 2.0.7 as the security panic that created 2.0.8 broke any editing on the Joomla front end CiviCRM component. This will NOT work with any later version of Civi than 2.0.7
This whole area needs revisting with CiviCRM v3.1 - but it is probably worth waiting for Joomla 1.6 which has a more sophisticated access control system
This is a modification to two civicrm 2.0.4 files used in Joomla 1.5 which allows you to use CiviCRM groups as access control to front end CiviCRM menu items.
As an additional benefit this gives a warning (but does not stop the user proceeding) if the Joomla and CiviCRM email addresses do not match. There may be users who want to use different emails for the website and whatever you are using CiviCRM for.
Be warned - this works with CiviCRM 2.0.2 and Joomla 1.5.3 - I have no idea if it is good for J1.0
The two files you need to modify are civicrm.xml which is found in
and civicrm.php which is found in
The mod to the xml file adds two new parameters when creating or editing a frontend CiviCRM menu entry from the adminstrator backend.
The second parameter allows you to customise the message that the user sees if they do not have permission.
Here are the files - unzip, rename the originals so you dont loose them, and upload these joomlaCiviACL.zip
Here is the detail of the changes:
In civicrm.xml after about line 28
INSERT the following
This adds the new parameters. For the aclGroups parameter the value 'public' (the default) will bypass any access control. You can of course use the Joomla Access Level public/registered/special to control visibility of the menu item as well. If you put '0' for the group then any registered website user who is also a CiviCRM contact will be able to access the item. Registered users without a matching CiviCRM identity will be barred.
In civicrm.php about line 25 AFTER the line
INSERT the following lines:
then around old line 54 AFTER the lines
and BEFORE the line
INSERT the following lines
Since this only affects the Joomla specific files could it be checked, tested, improved and incorporated as it provides good additional functionality.