I suspect that I need to rebuild the permission for my site. The problem is that the option is not there (Administer » Content management » Post settings ).

I know I saw it there before - but now it is not. Any ideas on how to get the "Rebuild Permissions" link to show on the Post Settings page, why it's not there, or a another way to activate it?

Many thanks!


NancyDru’s picture

If your node_access table has only one row in it or if you don't have an access control module enabled, it won't show up. It would be on the admin >> content >> post settings page otherwise.

If you are really intent on rebuilding them, you can create a php page that calls node_access_rebuild().

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quantumized’s picture

Thanks for the reply!

I'm not familiar with the node_access table. Is there a way I can verify it? What puzzles me is that the option to rebuild was there before, but now it's gone. I haven't changed any modules since then.

I tried using the node_access_rebuild() snippet ,not sure if it worked though. I simply put the code in a page with php code enabled and accessed the page from the browser. I expect that worked, but I can't tell.

Any more info is appreciated!

NancyDru’s picture

Using phpMyAdmin, or similar, browse the table. If you have no access control modules, there should be one row in it. It should say "0 0 all 1 0 0".

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endorn’s picture

you're my hero, node_access_rebuild() worked perfect for me!

Do, or do not... there is no try.

Juhani’s picture

Just would like to share an easy way, if somebody still has got this problem: a temporary method how to access rebuild node permissions -page when the button has been disappeared is to go there directly like this http://yourdomain.com/?q=admin/content/node-settings/rebuild

thecalebrogers’s picture

I, too, suspect that my permissions need to be rebuilt. I've got a content type for a role, and I set the permissions for that role and then assigned that role to a user, and the user has no access. After rebuilding the permissions using the example above, I get the same results. Is there anything else I should be looking for?

thecalebrogers’s picture

Nevermind, I got it... I'm a noob.

mike211175’s picture

Please ignore this post - I found what I was doing wrong

concretebox’s picture

This is a great thing! But why does the button dissappear?

NancyDru’s picture

The rules are simple.

doublejosh’s picture

Rebuild Permissions I had forgotten about you!

I used the ACL and Content Access Modules to reduce access to profiles for "non-friends"... this module really takes over node access and uninstalling doesn't fix that.

Thanks for ending my day of suffering. I love Drupal.

kopo88’s picture

is easy! Go to admin/content/node-settings/rebuild.

It would still be nice to know why it randomly disappeared, though.

Summit’s picture

Bookmarking, greetings, Martijn

Drupa1ish’s picture

Rebuild permissions button drupal 7 /admin/reports/status/rebuild

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GraphicsAustralia’s picture

This method didn't work for me...
I'm still getting Drupals welcome page, even though I have set my page to frontpage.

drupal_whizz’s picture

Hello Juhani,

You previously posted a comment on how to run the process of rebuilding permissions on a website that was designed and or developed with Drupal. I am now thankful to you for previously doing that. I obeyed those instructions step by step and correctly and even successfully rebuilt those permissions on one website in this specific week.
You wrote and posted those instructions nine years ago. Would you now mind returning to Drupal in order to communicate, break ice, strike a rapport, find common grounds and make friends with me starting from this specific week

Sincere regards from me now,