Can I have access to some other users records?

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Last Post: December 26, 2022   (RSS)

By andreasml - December 14, 2022


I wonder if it is possible to let users access specific records of other users.

Here is a description of the case:

I have created a section that contains data on patients who have an operation in a hospital. Each surgeon logs in to the CMSB with their username/password and inserts data regarding their patients who had an operation. Suppose that Surgeon A logs in to the CMSB with his/her details and inserts the data of Patient X. As Surgeon A has Author privileges for this section, he/she is the only user who can view and edit the details of Patient X. One of the fields of the section, lets the user choose from a drop-down menu the name of another surgeon (Surgeon B) who has assisted in the operation.

My question is whether it is possible to let Surgeon B have access (with view and edit privileges) for Patient X, as does Surgeon A. 

Kind regards, 

Andreas Lazaris

By Dave - December 22, 2022

Hi Andreas, 

It's possible if you make both the Surgeons editor access.  They'll be able to see everything in a section, though, but any edits they make would update the "Last Updated by [Username]" field so there's some tracking.

Other options would be to create a custom plugin to override how the access controls work in the CMS, or to make some custom front-end pages where patients/doctors can login and access things.

Hope that helps, let me know any questions.

Dave Edis - Senior Developer