Tutorials

Restrict DocMan Categories and Files

Joomla! 1.5.x

You can use JUGA to restrict DocMan categories and files, enabling you to create groups with very specific downloading rights.  This is one of our most frequently asked questions, so we've created a video tutorial that will walk you through configuring JUGA for DocMan.  The video is an swf and is 8 minutes long, but if you work alongside it, we believe many of your configuration issues for not only DocMan but all of your components will be addressed.

Text Instructions

These are the same steps followed in the video

Make sure that you have the necessary JUGA groups already set-up and understand how to create JUGA Variables and Site Items before beginning this process. Click here for instructions on setting up JUGA and JUGA groups properly.

Restricting Docman Categories

01Confirm/Create the necessary variables

In JUGA>>Variables, confirm that you have created the following variables for "com_docman" for your Front-End

  • task, AutoAdd=YES
  • gid,ForceInteger=YES, AutoAdd=YES

02Confirm that your JUGA System Plugin is published

  • In the Joomla Plugin Manager filter on "juga" and/or select the "system" type
  • Locate the Juga - System Plugin
  • Make sure the Enabled column has a green check mark

03Enable Front-end Restrictions

  • Open the plugin
  • Set Enable Front-end Restrictions to Enable
  • Save the changes

04Browse through your DocMan categories (on the front-end of the site)

As you browse through the categories on the front-end of your site the JUGA System Plugin will automatically create Site Items for each category.

If you wanted to, you could manually create them with the following query:
option=com_docman&gid=x&task=cat_view

05Assign the desired JUGA Groups to each DocMan Site Item
On the admin-side

  • open JUGA>>Site Items
  • filter the site items on com_docman and front-end
  • apply the appropriate groups to the docman category entries

Restricting Individual DocMan Files

Make sure that you have followed steps 1-3 above before doing the following steps.

01Confirm that each of your files requires that a License is agreed to before download

  • Create at least one license in Docman>>Licenses
  • Open each document, select the License tab (at the bottom), set "Display Agreement/License when viewing" to YES

02Browse through you Docman Files

As you browse through the docman entries on the front-end of your site the JUGA System Plugin will automatically create Site Items for each item.

If you wanted to, you could manually create them with the following query:
option=com_docman&gid=x&task=doc_download

03Assign the desired JUGA Groups to each DocMan Site Item
On the admin-side

  • open JUGA>>Site Items
  • filter the site items on com_docman and front-end
  • apply the appropriate groups to the docman item entries

This tutorial is valid for JUGA version 1.5.2a+

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