I created a user role and operations. I tried assigning a group (access based) to the user role in the assignment section. It does not stick. I'm not sure what I am doing wrong. The role is set up as well as the operations. The group has the correct access checked off. Advice? Working on Drupal 7 and on the last 4.7 CiviCRM. enter image description here

  • Hi Danielle - setting up ACLs can be tricky the first few times as there are so many steps to work through, and some of them can seem like you do the same thing in several places. I would suggest you summarise the steps you took based on docs.civicrm.org/user/en/stable/initial-set-up/… and see if you can spot either where you might have missed a step, or where you are certain you took a step but it is not working. Other option is to set something up on the demo site so someone else can look over it (warning it refreshes every 24 hours)
    – petednz - fuzion
    Commented Aug 31, 2017 at 22:42
  • it would also probably help if you add screenshots for each step of the ACL construction you did.
    – petednz - fuzion
    Commented Aug 31, 2017 at 22:43
  • Thanks, I'll just wait a week for the new update that @Jon G had mentioned. Commented Sep 1, 2017 at 2:45
  • Cool. Sorry to wrongly imply you may not have done all the right steps.
    – petednz - fuzion
    Commented Sep 1, 2017 at 6:03

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This is a known bug in CiviCRM 4.7.23 - CRM-21076.

If you feel comfortable editing the PHP files, you just need to add one line to apply the fix.

Otherwise, hold tight for CiviCRM 4.7.24, which is scheduled for September 6th, 2017.

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