The new permissions system enables the website to support a number of users / roles where you can really control which users can access specific functions.
This is vital in a world where the distinction between an internet application and an intranet application becomes increasingly hard to define.
Specific groups of users expect to be able carry out their tasks through the ordinary connections to the internet without setting up special VPN’s to get to internal corporate functions.
In the same way it’s equally important for the web editors to be able to target information to specific groups of users without changing their working environment.
The permissions system is the key in this.
I am really happy to see that PostNuke has finally taken the step out of the “homemade” simple permissions system implemented in PHPNuke.
The admin interfaces could use some work, but the basic structure is there, and that is the most important thing.
I think that this release will bring a new type of sites into the community, a group that hasn’t been able to actually use this system to its full potential, and that is the corporate websites with clients and personnel geographically widespread.