I've seen this question posted elsewhere here but I haven't seen an answer for it. I am new to Drupal and I'm interested in installing some modules via the Drupal interface, but I don't see the "Install New Module" link on the modules page. (Yes, update manager is already enabled, and going to admin/modules/install doesn't get me anywhere).
There are 2 components to the Install New Module UI access callback:
- It requires the Administer software updates permission for the user to be enabled. It can be enabled for any user role underneath the People > Roles administration section for the relevant user role.
- It requires
update_manager_accessvariable to be set to TRUE. By default, this should be
TRUE, but it can be overridden in settings.php or manually set (e.g.
drush vset update_manager_access 0). In which case, it needs to be adjusted in settings.php or by updating the variable in the database (
drush vset update_manager_access 1).