Despite claims to the contrary Joomla 1.5 does have an ACL system. It may be rudimentary but when fully understood can be very useful.

To help you here is a simple table with an overview of who can do what.

Joomla ACL explained

  Front-end GroupsBack-end Groups
  Un-
registered
RegisteredAuthorEditorPublisherManagerAdministratorSuper-
Administrator
View "public" content Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
View "registered" content - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
View "special" content - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Create new content - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Edit own content - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Edit all content - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Publish new content - - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes
Access the Admin page - - - - - Yes Yes Yes
Create new users - - - - - - Yes Yes
Install extensions - - - - - - Yes Yes
Change the template - - - - - - - Yes
Change site settings - - - - - - - Yes
Originally published by Brian Teeman
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