Data Manager customization: checkPermission

Data Manager customization: checkPermission

The checkPermission customization allows you to completely override the Data Manager permissions checking for any object.

Depending on the arguments, it is either expected to return a boolean value to indicate whether or not the user has the asked for permission, or throw an event.adminAccessDenied() when the user does not have permission. It is provided with the following in the args struct:

  • object: Name of the object
  • key: Permission key, will be one of add, datamanager, delete, edit, manageContextPerms, navigate, presideobject, publish, read, savedraft, translate, viewversions
  • throwOnError: Whether to throw event.adminAccessDenied() when not permitted, or just return false

For example:

// /application/handlers/admin/datamanager/blog.cfc

component {

	private boolean function checkPermission( event, rc, prc, args={} ) {
		var key           = "blogmanager.#( args.key ?: "" )#";
		var hasPermission = hasCmsPermission( key );

		if ( !hasPermission && IsTrue( args.throwOnError ?: "" ) ) {

		return hasPermission;



See CMS permissioning for a full guide on setting up your own permissions.