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Use case: user X creates a node and wants to give user Y the ability to edit the node as well. Think page administrators on Facebook. An Entity Reference field can be used to allow the node author to associate other users with the node, but how to provide edit rights for selected users?

A simple and common use case is a business directory website where Employee X creates a listing for Company Y and wants to allow Employee Z to edit the listing as well. There are several similar solutions out there but I've not been able to find a specific module or recipe for this common use case. Any ideas?

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As is usually the case, "there's a "module for that": Node access user reference meets the requirements for this use case by allowing node authors to select other users from a user reference or entity reference field and assign view, update or delete rights to the referenced users. Hope this is useful for anyone else who runs into this issue.

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