Let's say I have a parent node with ID equal to 233 that has the following related nodes: 234, 235, 236 (in a relationship field).
Is it possible to restrict access to paths node/234, and node/235, if they are a specific content type, but still show them for the same users in a embedded view inside a local task of ID equal to 233?

  • Hello, cmos; welcome on Drupal Answers. By embedded view do you mean a view created with Views?
    – apaderno
    May 8, 2011 at 5:54
  • Possible duplicate of drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/324/….
    – Berdir
    May 8, 2011 at 7:15
  • @kiamlaluno: yes I am embedding related nodes in the node template by adding something like this: <?php $view = views_get_view('products_features'); print $view->preview('attachment_1', $node->nid); ?>
    – cmos
    May 8, 2011 at 19:08
  • @Bedir : the problem with hook_node_access() is that it removes the possibility of viewing the nodes in the embedded view. Because I can only check for the following operations: 'create','delete', 'update', 'view'. But when I am embedding the view I am actually in the 'view' operation and the nodes I am blocking for 'view' will be blocked in the embedded view aswell.
    – cmos
    May 8, 2011 at 20:12
  • @cmos: You could for example check the path in your hook_node_access() implementation, and deny access if viewed directly on node/x or only allow when viewed through a specific path. Also, please accept your own answer, so that this question is correctly marked as resolved.
    – Berdir
    May 8, 2011 at 23:15

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Looking at the comments I realized that in my case at least the best way of limiting the access for unauthorized users (anonymous mainly) is to not publish the child nodes. And I removed the 'published'='yes' filter in the view itself so I can show those nodes in the parent template. And it works nicely. Thank you for the tips.

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