ACL Manager for Joomla!®

Easily manage the permissions of Joomla websites with the clickable permission grid of the award winning ACL Manager.
A great overview of all Joomla ACL settings and discover & fix issues with the Joomla assets table easily.

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Joomla Access Control List (ACL)

Joomla has an advanced permission system, called Access Control List (ACL). This allows you to define which group can perform what actions on your website.
The available Joomla core actions are: Site Login, Admin Login, Offline Access, Super Admin, Access Administration Interface, Create, Delete, Edit, Edit State and Edit Own. You can set permissions for these actions on four levels: Global configuration, Components and if applicable for a Categories and Items. The Joomla ACL system is a great way to define groups with their own set of permissions.

Unfortunately you will probably not enjoy the Joomla ACL system immediately due the difficulty to comprehend. The inheritance of permissions between groups and levels, and the need to check the settings for a group on many areas makes it hard to keep overview of your permission settings.

This is where ACL Manager comes in!

ACL Manager Key Features

Clickable permission grid

The powerful clickable permission grid allows you to easily manage Joomla permissions of your website. The overview with clear icons helps you to understand the Joomla ACL system easily. See this video for a quick impression.

Understand Joomla ACL

Dozens of permission screens, nested User Groups, inherited permissions...
It can be very confusing. Use ACL Manager and you will quickly understand the concept and power of Joomla ACL!

Fix issues with your assets table

The Joomla assets tables is often messed up by Joomla 1.5 to 2.5 migrations or 3rd party extensions. Easily detect and fix these asset issues in a few clicks via the diagnostic tool of ACL Manager.

Basic ACL support for any component

With ACL Manager you can set basic ACL permissions for any component. Even when the component does not support Joomla ACL by default. This allows you to set custom backend access to components for your users.

Manage User Group permissions

Easily manage User Group permissions via the single page overview with all possible core & 3rd party permissions. The sidebar shows additional information about the group, like all assigned Users.

User permission overview

User in multiple User Groups with combined permissions of the assigned User Groups? No problem for the ACL Manager! See exactly which actions the selected User can & can't perform on the site.

Huge Time Saver

Managing the permissions settings for your entire website via a single screen, extended with practical information about the selected User or User Group will save you many hours. ACL Manager is a real time saver!

Available in 28 languages

Translated into: Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai & Ukrainian

Absolutely Brillant!

Am going to keep this short and sweet. There is no better way to understand Joomla ACL with out this component. A MUST have!


First Impressions

I subscribed to this extension as I was having trouble understanding the detail of how J1.7 permissions operate. It was worth the subscription just for using this use as a live visual aid. [...]


ACL Manager screenshots

ACL Manager control panel. Manage the permissions for a Joomla User Group. View the calculated permission for users. The ACL Manager diagnostic tool detected some issues with the assets table. The diagnostic tool fixed issues with the assets table. Easily update ACL Manager to new versions via the build in update tool.

ACL Manager Demo

Experience the powerful ACL Manager yourself! Check out the demo at Select your preferred language and login.

username: demo
password: demo

Note: You are not able to set the permissions for the Public, Demo and Super Users groups in the demo.

System Requirements

The requirements for PHP and MySQL match those for Joomla itself.

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  • PHP 5.2 or higher (working with PHP 7)
  • MySQL v5.0 or higher


ACL Manager is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 3. This license allows you to install ACL Manager on an unlimited number of websites. Moreover the ACL Manager will continue to function after the expiration of your subscription. ACL Manager is an Open-Source extension.

Questions? Please look at the FAQ or contact me directly!