HooBlong brings two powerful new capabilities to ExpressionEngine®:
- Front end content access security based on time-honored need-to-know principles
- The ability to assign members to more than one member group
With HooBlong you can assign individual users to any number of available user groups so that their access permissions are combined in a logical way.
HooBlong also provides a unique new access control feature - Need-to-Know Access Control whereby you can specify a unique set of access levels for each site, each group/site combination and each channel, which are used by HooBlong to control access to channel content in the front end.
Why Not Just Stay With the EE Way?
There is no equivalent EE way!
However, EE does an excellent job of organising content for presentation via the channel. HooBlong leverages this strength to deliver multiple membership and graduated access control.
So what, and Who Cares?
Enterprises routinely assign employees (and contractors and clients) to multiple roles. Multiple roles, and therefore multiple group memberships are the natural architecture of the enterprise. At the same time, enterprises want to control sensitive information on a need-to-know basis. IT systems simply have to meet these needs to compete in the enterprise world.
An Enterprise-ready Content Managment System must therefore master at least these access control disciplines:
- The ability to filter content by group membership according to a suitable need-to-know policy
- The ability to assign users to more than one group
- The ability to easily swap group assignments in and out
- The ability to gracefully and securely redirect the users if access to content is denied
HooBlong does all that!
And if you want to really enjoy the world of multiple memberships but you are still trolling through umpteen different member group CP displays, then just add HooKan to your HooBlong. HooKan is the easy way to manage member group permissions with all member group permissions on a single page.
HooBlong is MSM-aware
"HooBlong" is short for "Who belongs" to what.
yes - Cheezy - we know.
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