After upgrading to 4.7.1 (Joomla) I get the following error in the Mailing Scheduler log when activated by cron:

Finished execution of Mailings scheduler with result: Failure, Error message: API permission check failed for Group/get call; insufficient permission: require access CiviCRM

My cron job calls php to execute cli.php. I have checked the user & group permissions & have tried granting the cron job's Joomla user superuser status, manually adding 'Access CiviCRM'. No joy.

Any clues please?

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    Just to rule out other possibilities: can you manually run the job with "Execute Now" from the Scheduled Jobs screen? Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 21:38
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    Yes, this works fine.
    – Bryan
    Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 22:24

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This is a known bug in CiviCRM 4.7.1.

EDIT: Based on new information on this bug report, this problem does NOT exist when using wget. Also, someone in the community has stepped up to pay for this bug to be fixed, so expect a solution soon!


For cross-reference, it appears this was not resolved on Joomla and is still an open bug. See dev/joomla#6

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