Is there a way in Drupal 10 to programmatically check to see if the current logged in user can access the edit/create/view for each content type.


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Use the the access manager service:

$access_manager = \Drupal::service('access_manager');

To check if the current user can edit a specific node:

$has_access = $access_manager->checkNamedRoute('entity.node.edit_form', ['node' => '1']);

Or can create a node for a specific content type:

$has_access = $access_manager->checkNamedRoute('node.add', ['node_type' => 'article']);
  • That's perfect, does exactly what I was looking for. Thank you
    – Richard
    Commented Apr 30 at 12:50

If you have the entity object you can use access method:

$currentUSer =  \Drupal::currentUser();
// Check different access.
$hasEditAccess =  $entity->access('edit', $currentUSer);
$hasViewAccess =  $entity->access('view', $currentUSer);
$hasCreateAccess =  $entity->access('create', $currentUSer);

Otherwise you can create your own access check function that takes entity type and bundle to, something like:

   * Check user access.
   * @param string $operation
   *   The operation eg view|edit|create.
   * @param string $bundle
   *   Bundle.
   * @param string $entity_type_id
   *   Entity type.
   * @param \Drupal\Core\Session\AccountInterface|NULL $account
   *   User account to check access.
   * @return bool
  function checkUserAccess(string $operation = 'view', string $bundle = 'article', string $entity_type_id = 'node', AccountInterface $account = NULL): bool {
    $account = $account ?: \Drupal::currentUser();
    // Check if the user has the permission to apply operation of this type.
    return $account->hasPermission("$operation any $bundle $entity_type_id");

and then you can check with something like:

checkUserAccess('create', 'page','node', account: $this->currentUser());

  • checkUserAccess() assumes all entity types use permissions in the style of \Drupal\entity\EntityPermissionProvider, it ignores admin permissions, and it ignores custom access alters.
    – Andy
    Commented Apr 29 at 19:12

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