I am using Finder, a great module for autocomplete searches. I am using it for autocompleting results from a taxonomy vocabulary. The way Finder works is it uses views for the autocomplete results. My view is a simple HTML list of all the terms from the vocabulary.

The taxonomy vocabulary is restricted only to logged in users. This causes the autocomplete to return empty results. I changed access settings in the view, but that didn't help.

Can anyone suggest a way around this?

I could simply redirect from the vocabulary path, but I'm not sure it's a good solution, since the data really needs to be private. How safe is it to just redirect?

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Changing the access settings didn't help because Drupal filters out items that are not accessible by the user currently viewing the view. There are a number of ways you can deal with this:

  1. Use Vocabulary Permissions Per Role which gives finer grained control of taxonomies
  2. Use Page Manager (part of ctools) to override the taxonomy page either by redirecting somewhere else or making your own page in Page Manager using Panels.
  3. As you suggest, use a redirection module (or Rules perhaps) to redirect users away from the page. The data will be safe as long as the rule or redirection fires before anything is rendered.

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