function file_entity_access


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cis7 file_entity.module file_entity_access($op, $file = NULL, $account = NULL)
cle7 file_entity.module file_entity_access($op, $file = NULL, $account = NULL)
elmsmedia7 file_entity.module file_entity_access($op, $file = NULL, $account = NULL)
icor7 file_entity.module file_entity_access($op, $file = NULL, $account = NULL)
meedjum_blog7 file_entity.module file_entity_access($op, $file = NULL, $account = NULL)
mooc7 file_entity.module file_entity_access($op, $file = NULL, $account = NULL)

Determine if a user may perform the given operation on the specified file.


$op: The operation to be performed on the file. Possible values are:

  • "view"
  • "download"
  • "update"
  • "delete"
  • "create"

$file: The file object on which the operation is to be performed, or file type (e.g. 'image') for "create" operation.

$account: Optional, a user object representing the user for whom the operation is to be performed. Determines access for a user other than the current user.

Return value

TRUE if the operation may be performed, FALSE otherwise.

Related topics

16 calls to file_entity_access()
file_entity_add_upload_multiple_submit in sites/all/modules/ulmus/file_entity/
Submit handler for the multiple upload form.
file_entity_admin_files in sites/all/modules/ulmus/file_entity/
Form builder: Builds the file administration overview.
file_entity_edit in sites/all/modules/ulmus/file_entity/
Page callback: Form constructor for the file edit form.
file_entity_field_formatter_view in sites/all/modules/ulmus/file_entity/
Implements hook_field_formatter_view().
file_entity_file_download in sites/all/modules/ulmus/file_entity/file_entity.module
Implements hook_file_download().

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4 string references to 'file_entity_access'
file_entity_entity_info_alter in sites/all/modules/ulmus/file_entity/file_entity.module
Implements hook_entity_info_alter().
file_entity_hook_info in sites/all/modules/ulmus/file_entity/file_entity.module
Implements hook_hook_info().
file_entity_menu in sites/all/modules/ulmus/file_entity/file_entity.module
Implements hook_menu().
media_menu in sites/all/modules/ulmus/media/media.module
Implements hook_menu().


sites/all/modules/ulmus/file_entity/file_entity.module, line 1614
Extends Drupal file entities to be fieldable and viewable.


function file_entity_access($op, $file = NULL, $account = NULL) {
  $rights = &drupal_static(__FUNCTION__, array());

  if (!$file && !in_array($op, array('view', 'download', 'update', 'delete', 'create'), TRUE)) {
    // If there was no file to check against, and the $op was not one of the
    // supported ones, we return access denied.
    return FALSE;

  // If no user object is supplied, the access check is for the current user.
  if (empty($account)) {
    $account = $GLOBALS['user'];

  // $file may be either an object or a file type. Since file types cannot be
  // an integer, use either fid or type as the static cache id.
  $cache_id = is_object($file) ? $file->fid : $file;

  // If we've already checked access for this file, user and op, return from
  // cache.
  if (isset($rights[$account->uid][$cache_id][$op])) {
    return $rights[$account->uid][$cache_id][$op];

  if (user_access('bypass file access', $account)) {
    return $rights[$account->uid][$cache_id][$op] = TRUE;

  // We grant access to the file if both of the following conditions are met:
  // - No modules say to deny access.
  // - At least one module says to grant access.
  $access = module_invoke_all('file_entity_access', $op, $file, $account);
  if (in_array(FILE_ENTITY_ACCESS_DENY, $access, TRUE)) {
    return $rights[$account->uid][$cache_id][$op] = FALSE;
  elseif (in_array(FILE_ENTITY_ACCESS_ALLOW, $access, TRUE)) {
    return $rights[$account->uid][$cache_id][$op] = TRUE;

  // Fall back to default behaviors on view.
  if ($op == 'view' && is_object($file)) {
    $scheme = file_uri_scheme($file->uri);
    $wrapper = file_entity_get_stream_wrapper($scheme);

    if (!empty($wrapper['private'])) {
      // For private files, users can view private files if the
      // user has the 'view private files' permission.
      if (user_access('view private files', $account)) {
        return $rights[$account->uid][$cache_id][$op] = TRUE;

      // For private files, users can view their own private files if the
      // user is not anonymous, and has the 'view own private files' permission.
      if (!empty($account->uid) && $file->uid == $account->uid && user_access('view own private files', $account)) {
        return $rights[$account->uid][$cache_id][$op] = TRUE;
    elseif ($file->status == FILE_STATUS_PERMANENT && $file->uid == $account->uid && user_access('view own files', $account)) {
      // For non-private files, allow to see if user owns the file.
      return $rights[$account->uid][$cache_id][$op] = TRUE;
    elseif ($file->status == FILE_STATUS_PERMANENT && user_access('view files', $account)) {
      // For non-private files, users can view if they have the 'view files'
      // permission.
      return $rights[$account->uid][$cache_id][$op] = TRUE;

  return FALSE;



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