Editing a Policy

Editing a Policy means checking and unchecking Permissions that determine what users in a particular User Group can do and see.

When editing a Policy, you will see a description of each Permission in the grid explaining what it does. The "Enabled" checkbox at the right side of the grid determines whether users will have that permission or not. If the checkbox is checked, the user will have the permission. Note that in some versions of MODX, Permissions may be on multiple pages. In that case, links at the bottom of the grid allow you to select other pages and determine how many permissions are shown on each page.

Here are the steps for editing an existing Policy:

  1. Go to Security | Access Controls in the Top Menu
  2. Click on the Access Policies Tab
  3. Right-click on the Policy you want to modify
  4. Select "Update Policy"
  5. Check or uncheck Permissions as needed
  6. Click on the "Save" button

Security Resources at Bob's Guides


My book, MODX: The Official Guide - Digital Edition is now available here. The paper version of the book may still be available from Amazon.

If you have the book and would like to download the code, you can find it here.

If you have the book and would like to see the updates and corrections page, you can find it here.

MODX: The Official Guide is 772 pages long and goes far beyond this web site in explaining beginning and advanced MODX techniques. It includes detailed information on:

  • Installing MODX
  • How MODX Works
  • Working with MODX resources and Elements
  • Using Git with MODX
  • Using common MODX add-on components like SPForm, Login, getResources, and FormIt
  • MODX security Permissions
  • Customizing the MODX Manager
  • Using Form Customization
  • Creating Transport Packages
  • MODX and xPDO object methods
  • MODX System Events
  • Using PHP with MODX

Go here for more information about the book.

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