Is there an easy way to enable devMode only to users logged in with specific permissions?

  • What exactly do you mean by „show devMode“?
    – Johannes
    Apr 19, 2020 at 7:47
  • I want to enable dev mode, which is usually done in the config file. But I only want to show it to people logged in as admin.
    – 4midori
    Apr 19, 2020 at 15:29
  • If you mean the visual devMode indicator you may be able to inject some CSS that hides it for some users. You may write a small module for this. Note that the devMode is not meant to be used in production environments. Maybe there is another solution to your problem.
    – Johannes
    Apr 19, 2020 at 15:35
  • No, not dev mode in the control panel, but on the live site. For example, users who are not logged in as admin should see a regular 404 page when they hit something that would trigger it. But logged in admin users would get the dev mode messaging, for troubleshooting.
    – 4midori
    Apr 20, 2020 at 15:02
  • I see, if Craft allows you to set config values during runtime then you could set the devMode variable to true or false based on the current user.
    – Johannes
    Apr 20, 2020 at 16:35

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The goal for enabling dev mode so I can troubleshoot things while not showing those ugly errors to anyone else.

If that's all you're looking for, there is a per-user account setting for this under the user account's preferences:

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  • How did I miss that? Excellent, thanks.
    – 4midori
    Apr 22, 2020 at 15:14

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