I’m looking for some links to further info on how EE handles Member Groups in relation to the MSM.
In my case, I have two membership sites. Generally speaking, the two sites serve the same overall group of people, so the fact that the MSM shares the member database works in my favor. What I’m unclear about is how to manage the varying combination of access levels, ie:
Member of Site A but not B
Member of Site B but not A
Member of Site A and Site B
Since, as I’ve read in other forum posts, you cannot assign a member to belong to multiple groups, I’d apparently have to create 3 member groups in the above configuration and assign users accordingly. At least in the templates I can check for membership to group 1|3… right?
We’re planning on further dividing our membership to varying levels of access within a single site.
Full access to Site A
Access to a single month’s content of Site A
Access to a single month’s content + web tools
If I have to create groups that manage each combination of the above, in addition to access to Site B’s access levels, this will quickly grow to be unusable.
It’s starting to sound like I’ll have to use custom PHP code directly in the templates to manage my access levels outside of EE.
Does anyone have any experience with this kind of thing?
Would it be best to not use the MSM at all and just manage each site as an individual installation, with separate member groups? ( that would defeat a some of the reason for using EE in the first place for me, ie sharing of weblog content between sites )
Links to external resources or the documentation would be helpful. ( yes, I did check the docs first, but may have missed something.. wink )
posted date: 2008-12-15 17:17:00