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Granular permissions with module data

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  1. Jeff
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    13 Mar 2012
    05 Feb 2014
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    I am looking for suggestions on how I could approach this problem. I am developing a site with many different departments that all have similar structured data. I want to create a custom module, say "highlight" which would have an image, a title text, body text, and department dropdown. The department dropdown would specify which department owns/uses that highlight.

    Each department on my site will use this module's data data on their pages and each department administers their own content.

    I am wondering if there is any way I can have just the one module where I can control the permissions such that each department can only administer their own content? Otherwise, I would need to create a dedicated module per department. I have dozens of departments, so that's not workable.

    I was thinking I might be able to customize the backend pages perhaps? Maybe I can trap some type of PreLoad, PreSave, etc. events in the backend pages where I can do my own permissions checking? Is that feasible?

    Perhaps I am overlooking a simpler way of accomplishing this?

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