Understanding Joomla ACL

The official, online, Joomla documentation provides a general overview of Joomla ACL (below). This page will be continously updated to provide a better foundation for how Joomla's granular access control can be leveraged to create highly secure, discreetly controlled APIs.


Additional resources are included below (though they are a bit dated now):

Further reading

A Case for Role-based ACL

Implementing Role-based

Adding Access Control Through Overrides

Joomla ACL - Joomla World Conference 2015 #jwc15 | Download PDF


Access Control List Joomla 3.x

Access Control List Joomla 2.5 (Legacy)


Access Control List Tutorial Joomla 3.x

Access Control List Tutorial Joomla 2.5 (Legacy)