If anybody has a large Joomla 3.x site, and is wanting an easy way to manage it’s access control lists, I recommend the ACL Manager by Sander Potjer. It makes it easy to figure out which group or user has access to any resource, including those on the administrator side of the site. Go check it out!
Joomla Extensions Directory: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/extension/access-a-security/site-access/acl-manager
(I am not affiliated with either Sander Potjer, or Open Source Maters, the people that maintain Joomla)
OK, I’ll admit that this one threw me for a loop at first. I was in the process of upgrading the ldsbc.edu site from Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3.x. To help with the process, I was using a tool called SP Transfer to migrate the data to a new database. The issue I was running into was that the global permissions didn’t seem to be migrating over. With the development site, I went through and manually updated the permissions of over 55 groups via the back-end user interface while having the old permissions settings open in another browser. There had to be a better way. Continue reading Joomla Global Permissions Database Location