Edit filters

An edit filter works like the search filters, but is used instead to determine if users in the group can edit resources based on the metadata in the resource. The existing 'e0' (or e1, e2 etc.) permissions must be used first to open up edit access. The edit filter is then used to restrict access to specific resources.

Filter builder support

Edit filters use the same filter building tool as search filters, provided that the following configuration option is enabled:-

$search_filter_nodes = true;

The creation of filters is described here.

Restrict by resource type

An additional feature for edit filtering only, is the ability to restrict editing by resource type. This is done by using 'resource_type' as the field name and the resource type reference as the value. For example, the following will restrict edit ability to resources of resource type 2 only (the default 'Document' type):


This can be used in combination with metadata filters.