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Deploy IMCE profile-role setup

April 29, 2014

By default IMCE only allows user 1 to access it, leading to the User 1 trap: it all works on developers’ machines, but as soon as a non-user-1 administrators to use IMCE, it doesn’t show up.

Setting up IMCE correctly requires assigning an IMCE profile to administrators. The easiest way to do this, if you don’t need fine-grained control over what your users do, is to assign the User 1 profile to all admins. However, IMCE is designed for this to be done in in the GUI. If you are using a site deployment module, however, you have to do this in a hook_update_n() so it can be deployed automatically to all your environments (dev, stage, prod, jenkins, your developers’ computers…). Here is how:

/**
 * Set correct role-profile setup in IMCE
 *
 * See http://dcycleproject.org/blog/59
 */
function mysite_deploy_update_7123() {
  variable_set('imce_roles_profiles', array(
    user_role_load_by_name('administrator')->rid =>
    array (
      'public_pid' => 1,
    ),
    user_role_load_by_name('authenticated user')->rid =>
    array (
      'public_pid' => 0,
    ),
    user_role_load_by_name('anonymous user')->rid =>
    array (
      'public_pid' => 0,
    ),
  ));
}