Exploring Drupal, so still lot of unknowns.

Drupal 7 out of the box can do the following :

  • Authenticated users can create/edit/delete "their own" article content. - works out of the box
  • Admin can create/edit/delete "any" article content - works out of the box.

Wondering if Drupal 7 out of the box can do the following?

  • Authenticated users can "only" view their "own" article content. I only see the option "View Content" but it seems to be for "any user". So when the "auth user A" creates an article it's available for "any" user. Is there a way to restrict view. This goes for both published and un-published article.

  • Does the access control extends to any content types as per above or custom code is required?

Thank you for your clarifications.

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Out of the box, no it does not. For that you need to use an add-on module:

All the modules that implement an access control system.

  • Thank you Geoff. Do you use it in production? I read in description "Drupal 7 version of Content Access is not yet considered stable"
    – wailer
    Commented Jun 17, 2015 at 12:04
  • well, that's one major problem with contributed modules, the contributor stops contributing - the last update was two years ago, so there isn't likely to be any more updates coming. There are other options if the beta is concerning, but I have personally used it without issue on production sites, as have thousands of other people
    – Geoff
    Commented Jun 17, 2015 at 16:07

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