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Backend & Full Access Control, Frontend Access Control, Login Restriction

ACL Manager is the award winning Joomla extension that will save you a lot of time managing and understanding the Joomla ACL system. Set the permissions easily via the clickable permission grid that provides a great single page overview of all ACL settings across your website.

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Discover & fix issues with your Joomla assets (permissions) table you may not even be aware of and even configure the backend access to 3rd party components without basic Joomla ACL support.

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.

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.

Enhanced Joomla ACL

A selection of powerful additional ACL features on top of the Joomla ACL system like: Permissions per Module, Show Editable Modules only, Show Editable Articles only and Permissions for the Category Manager.

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!

Reset Permissions

Easy reset Joomla! permissions for User Groups. Revert the default Joomla! permissions or clear all current permissions.

Available in 28 languages

ACL Manager is available in 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.

Best spent 15 euros ever!

Posted on 15 September 2014

I have to say that 15 euros used for your extension is best 15 euros that I spent in a long long time!!!

I had a lot of problems after upgrade from joomla 1.5 to 3.3. with database errors, moving articles from one to another category ect ect.

I had almost 2000 articles with errors and ACL fixed all my problems in just 20 minutes.


ACL Manager is one of the best purchases I've done.

Good and quick help when needed. Now I can give clients entrance as Administrator for editing only their part of the website.

In Frontend and Backend. ACL is now understandable!

I have to echo many reviews. ACL Manager is the perfect solution to controlling Joomla access. I had a couple of minor issues (my setup errors) and the response to my support request was practically instantaneous and solved the issue. They even solved another non related issue! That response is so appreciated these days, I'd highly recommend this product.

Excellent ACL manager, highly recommended. Great time saver and simplifies the ACL management so it's no longer a headache.

Thanks for a very professional product and the friendly and effective support! 10 out of 10!

Well, the title speaks for itself, doesn't it? I messed up the user rights big time. The ACL manager fixed a few of my blunders and when I failed to make everything work again, the developer fixed everything for me in no time. Chapeau!!

Thank you

Posted on 20 May 2014

ACL helped me get the permissions right in fifteen minutes where I was at it for two days and I couldn't seem to get it right.

It also made me aware of some errors wich are fixed now.

Avesome !

Posted on 19 May 2014

I thank you for your imediat support !!! It's avesome.

ACL manager is exceptionnal in my case, where i need to control precisely permissions !!

Thank you and continue like this: excellent product and service !

So So

Posted on 15 May 2014

I think almost the same with other reviewers and love ACL Manager. It does a very nice job in most of cases. But I almost went crazy with my latest site because of some database conflicts and I had to restore my old back-ups. It took a couple of hours until I succeeded but I'm happy to have my site back. The support helped me a lot to solve this problem. It's a nice tool but as I said, use it careful.

I am not a programmer, I just work with Joomla as an integrator using third party modules. When these modules don't work, I rely on the developer to assist to get things going.

After installing this application, it found numerous issues with the permissions and links for all sorts of assets for the site. I had problems getting the issues resolved as the built in fix didn't work (through no fault of the application, just issues with the sample data from a template). I contacted Sander through the site and was contacted with the hour with an offer to assist. It took two or three emails, and access to the site, but he had it sorted out quickly.

After getting those repaired using the built in tool, I was able to play with the permissions quite easily. I found that I really don't know much about the new permissions and the application made it VERY simple to sort out. Even for an app that doesn't use Joomla permissions that it added automatically for me.

Great application and very helpful support. Highly recommend for all Joomla 3 admins!

ACL Manager just makes it so much easier to deal with your ACLs. It is quite possible to do ACL work without ACL Manager, but this is just such a -huge- time saver.

Then there is also the extra features, that are built into ACL Manager, that lets you hide articles which the user is not permitted to edit. Not to speak of the module benefits as well.

My advice, go get it right away if you work with ACLs, best purchase you'll make!

I recently contacted the ACL Manager support, regarding an issue that they really could just reject since it was slightly outside their support. But within 30 minutes they had skimmed through code and worked out a way for me to deal with the issue. Brilliant support, i would never except any seller to provide support that lies "beyond" their product, but it's just such a HUGE help when they do feel charitable ;)

Thanks ACL Manager!

ACL Manager

Sander Potjer
Last updated:
Dec 17 2014
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Paid download
Uses updater:
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