The m_acl model gives access the id of the currently logged in user, and provides a mechanism to do basic access control checks.

The following m_acl model properties are available in templates:

Property Description
user Returns the current user id. If not logged in, this returns undefined.
is_admin Check if the current user is alllowed to access the admin. Internally, this checks the use, mod_admin_config ACL.
use, admin, view, delete, update, insert, link These properties are shortcuts to check if the current user is allowed to do some action.
is_allowed Perform custom ACL checks which are different from the ones mentioned.
authenticated Used before the other ACL checks to check if a typical user is allowed to perform some actions. Example: m.acl.authenticated.insert.article If an user is logged on the that user’s permissions are used.

This example prints a greeting to the currently logged in user, if logged in:

{% if m.acl.user %}
    Hello, {{ m.rsc[m.acl.user].title }}!
{% else %}
    Not logged in yet
{% endif %}

This example checks if the user can access the admin pages:

{% if m.acl.is_admin %} You are an admin {% endif %}

This example performs a custom check:

{% if m.acl.is_allowed.use.mod_admin_config %}
    User has rights to edit the admin config
{% endif %}

And to check if a resource is editable:

{% if m.acl.is_allowed.update[id] %}
   User can edit the resource with id {{ id }}
{% endif %}

A short hand for the above is (assuming id is an integer):

{% if id.is_editable %}
   User can edit the resource with id {{ id }}
{% endif %}

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Access control

Access control is about defining who is allowed to access certain resources. It takes two steps: