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Faq I receive authorization denied message when editing modules, why?

I receive authorization denied message when editing modules, why?

Created on:Wednesday, 28 January 2015 20:31

If you are performing some operations during modules editing such as access the media manager component of Joomla! to upload images, it could be the case that an error message will show up as:'You are not authorised to view this resource'

This happens because Visual Template Studio works using a bridge between backend and frontend side to edit modules on the live frontend template. When accessing the media manager component during modules editing, default permissions of Joomla! requires that you are logged in even in the frontend side with a valid user and permissions.

If you prefer not login to frontend, another solution would be grant permissions to guest users to the media manager component as in the following screenshot.


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As a rule of thumb, if you experiment some restrictions about permissions access during modules editing in the Modules Dashboard, you should login with the same valid user account both to backend and frontend side. Visual Template Studio uses a mixed mode being a backend application but working also with the Joomla! frontend layouts, because of Joomla! ACL and action performed this may require login to both backend and frontend side.