We currently run IPB 3.1 and IP.Blog 2.2.1. As we are hosting this within our intranet, hooking on to a LDAP server for authentication, we would like to have the ability to control access to different blogs depending on the users' permission set. (Different groups has been set up already and they work as intended for forums).
Take the following 3 groups. Contractors
Assume that all external employees such as contractors and subcontractors belong to the group Contractors and established employees belong to the group Established and so on.
We would like to block Contractors from seeing ALL blogs.
We would like Temps to be able to read some blogs (eg: Company news blog) while blocking them from some other blogs (eg: Engineering blogs that contain sensitive information).
I cannot find a way to achieve the access control mentioned above with IPB 3.1.1.
1. Is this at all possible in IPB 3.1.1? If so, how do I do it?
2. If not, then is it possible in IPB3.3/IP.Blog 2.5.2?
Has there been any update in this regard? Maybe in version 3.3? I'm writing a custom login module that uses my company's LDAP directory for authentication and authorization (permission roles based on LDAP groups) and would like to have to ability to black/whitelist groups from all blogs, individual blogs or blog categories. As for version 3.1.1, I cannot see such feature. I intend on buying 3.3 but would like to know whether the group permissions have been extended to blogs as well.