Permissions for files without a set in Concrete5
Concrete5 community member BlueFractals asked:
In Dashboard > File Manager, is there a way to prevent specific users or group from accessing 'Files in no sets'?
After digging through the advanced permissions I discovered it wasn't possible; permissions are assigned to file sets and not files themselves.
By hooking into certain events we can seamlessly manage our files which aren't assigned to a set, by adding them to their own set!
- If the file does not belong to a set, add it to a new set titled 'Setless' (on_file_add & on_file_removed_from_set)
- If file is in multiple sets and 'Setless' is one of them, remove from 'Setless' (on_file_added_to_set)
If you would like to take a closer look at the code or use it on one of your Concrete5 sites, I've made a packaged version on GitHub. View the 5.6 branch if you have a legacy 5.6 site, otherwise the master branch is for 5.7+.
Update 1: Updated for 5.7+