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

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. ACLManager 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

ACLManager 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.


Well built and works perfectly

Ease of use

One click fixed all my issues


Had an issue due to unusual setup, which I anticipated. However, developer was very responsive and sent me a new version that worked great.

Value for money

Great price for a great tool


I purchased the ACL MANAGER component and after installing and configuring it I understand how easy it is to manage and useful to use.

Ease of use

Great after sales service and great component.


I had some problems with the categories and articles (25,000) immediately resolved by Sander Potjer.


the documentation and the provision of written texts and videos on youtube

Value for money

the value of the component and the service is worth much more than the sum of the expense

I used this to: I use it to manage and facilitate the work of my collaborators


Genial Joomla! Access Control List usage complexity reduction, providing very helpful insight, understanding and management of ACL aspects.

Ease of use

Couldn't be simpler.


Simply great! Not only going far in helping to sort things out, but displaying a drive and desire to understand and resolve client problems.


Clear, but hardly necessary. Provides helpful extra background articles on access related subjects.

Value for money


I used this to: Analysing access authorisation problems.


It works very well...

Ease of use

Control panel is intuitive...


I had what I thought to be an issue with ACL and Sander was able to troubleshoot it and it was not even related to ACL! Great customer care.

Value for money

Great value

I used this to: Multi department hospital website with partitioned access levels by dept.

simply GREAT

Posted on 08 July 2017

Makes managing and repairing joomla's ACL as easy as possible

Ease of use

Easy - nothing more to say


Frindly, fast - realy TOP support


I do not need any documentation. For myself it was self-explanatory

Value for money

If you juggel with Joomla ACL this extension is not a 'nice to have' it's a 'must have'.
Its worth every cent I spend.

I used this to: My community page. Therefore managing of rights is an important part.

Just excellent!

Posted on 02 May 2017

Used it for years and works as expected. Great support.

Ease of use

Interface is very intuitive!

Value for money

Worth the price.

Ease of use

The real reason for its use: The ease of it...

Value for money

Perfect. As little as it is, it is well spent. Saved me a lot of time

I used this to: All of my Joomla websites.

Simply outstanding

Posted on 04 November 2016

This component simply does what's promised: it gives you full control of ACL.

Ease of use

Easy to use, visual dashboard. You see what users may or may not see or do in a glance. And sedttings are easily changed to your liking.


Outstanding and fast support. Sander has never let me down since I started using ACL Manager.

Value for money

This component saved me tons of time.

I used this to: I use ACL manager a lot, but it really proved itself in a complex projectsite. Now I am in control of what projectmanagers or -users can contribute, download, or even just see.


100, Full ACL control

Ease of use

You don't have any problem to use it the interface is clear


I had a little issue, and after all it was not related with the extension but the team help me and solved it just in minutes


Enough, and in any case you have the support team

Value for money

100% or more

I used this to: My site. I have an insurance site. So I need full control of my register section. Each customer could have different privileges www.aseguratemexico.com.mx
I use in Spanish and its fully translated


The database repair functionality is amazing. My database is heavily corrupted, and the developer offered to login and help out!

Ease of use

The database fix is straightforward, and gives you clear directions for everything. Very easy and worth the money.


As mentioned before, the developer has been extremely responsive to my questions and even offered to login and take a look himself.

Value for money

Since Joomla doesn't have a built in fix, this is a must have if you have asset table issues.

ACL Manager

Sander Potjer
Last updated:
Jul 13 2017
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Paid download

Uses Joomla! Update System

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