Workbench Access creates editorial access controls based on hierarchies. It is an extensible system that supports structures created by other Drupal modules.
When creating and editing content, users will be asked to place the content in an editorial section. Other users within that section or its parents will be able to edit the content. A user may be granted editorial rights to a section specific to his account or by his assigned role on the site.
The module supports Taxonomy and Menu modules for the management of access hierarchies.
Note that the module only controls access to content editing. It does not provide any content filtering of access restrictions for users trying to view that content.
Workbench is a suite of modules which provide easier content management for content administrators. Each of the "Workbench" modules has been tested to work with the main Workbench module, and with the other modules in the Workbench suite. The Workbench suite is modular, allowing site builders to build the workflow that best suits the content administrators on their site. The Workbench suite provides authors, editors, and publishers with a unified interface for managing content relevant to them. It allows people to focus on content, rather than on learning Drupal.
Workbench Access may be run as a stand-alone module with no dependencies; however, certain features are available only when the Workbench module is also enabled.
This module is the replacement for Menu Node Edit in Drupal 6, and an upgrade path will be provided.
Development is sponsored by Palantir.net.
- Maintenance status: Actively maintained
- Development status: Under active development
- Module categories: Administration, Content, Content Access Control, Taxonomy, User Access & Authentication
- Reported installs: 3,026 sites currently report using this module. View usage statistics.
- Downloads: 78,765
- Automated tests: Enabled
- Last modified: May 11, 2012