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Greetings,

I need a way to access information about group membership on the template. I only want to show information to a specific group (that is not explizitely admin or moderator). How can I achieve this?
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Might have found a solution to it (not tested yet) by saving the User object in the session. There I have access to the list of groups that the user is linked with and just check if the given groupId matches a group in the list ...
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One question...

... I noticed that the "user" that is being set in one method of usersession has no groups linked to it at all.

So currently I query the database (getuserdao.seletbyid thing).. to retrieve the user with all his currently linked groups, whenever "user" is set to 'null' in the user session.

Not sure if there's a more suitable way to solve it... but it did the trick
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FWIW, I too have noticed this is something to be wary of. There are a lot of places where the entity objects are created a "lite" object. E.g., only a minimum of info and no real lookup of the full data.

Most of them make sense from a performance point of view, so it's not a complaint. Just something you have to be aware of if you splunk in the dark recesses of jForum's code.
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I guess a different approach would be having a full object in the session and using the observer pattern, so that the model gets updated whenever there was update queries to the database ...

This shouldnt have a bad impact on performance either I think
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