I'm setting up a site for a charity with a national branch and several sub-chapters. I'd like users of a particular chapter to be able to add/modify users, but only within their chapter's user group. It seems like with the current structure of admin permissions, I'm only able to say whether or not a user can add/edit users, and not restrict that to a particular group.

Is this possible and I'm just not seeing a setting somewhere? If not, does anyone know of a plugin that provides this functionality?


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This is not currently possible through the CP (as far as I know anyway). You would need to write a plugin; and I haven't seen any plugins on straightupcraft that address this particular need, but have a look. You could also contact someone through the professionals section that might be able to help.

If you were to write your own plugin you might have a look at the documentation on hooks and events. In particular the onSaveUser event, where you could potentially force a user into a particular group, based on specific conditions that you establish.

In your plugIns init function you could create a listener for the onSaveUser event.

public function init()
    craft()->on('users.saveUser', function(Event $event) 
        $user = $event->params['user'];
        if ($allMyConditionsAreMet) 
                $groupId = 1;
                $groupId = 2;
            craft()->userGroups->assignUserToGroups($user->id, $groupId);
  • Thanks for the help. It looks like a custom plugin will be the way to go in this case.
    – Coppa
    Oct 18, 2014 at 21:57

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