1 node.module node_access_view_all_nodes($account = NULL)

Determines whether the user has a global viewing grant for all nodes.

Checks to see whether any module grants global 'view' access to a user account; global 'view' access is encoded in the {node_access} table as a grant with nid=0. If no node access modules are enabled, node.module defines such a global 'view' access grant.

This function is called when a node listing query is tagged with 'node_access'; when this function returns TRUE, no node access joins are added to the query.


$account: (optional) The user object for the user whose access is being checked. If omitted, the current user is used.

Return value

TRUE if 'view' access to all nodes is granted, FALSE otherwise.:

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core/modules/node/node.module, line 2912
The core module that allows content to be submitted to the site.


function node_access_view_all_nodes($account = NULL) {
  global $user;
  if (!$account) {
    $account = $user;

  // Statically cache results in an array keyed by $account->uid.
  $access = &backdrop_static(__FUNCTION__);
  if (isset($access[$account->uid])) {
    return $access[$account->uid];

  // If no modules implement the node access system, access is always TRUE.
  if (!module_implements('node_grants')) {
    $access[$account->uid] = TRUE;
  else {
    $query = db_select('node_access');
    ->condition('nid', 0)
      ->condition('grant_view', 1, '>=');

    $grants = db_or();
    foreach (node_access_grants('view', $account) as $realm => $gids) {
      foreach ($gids as $gid) {
          ->condition('gid', $gid)
          ->condition('realm', $realm)
    if (count($grants) > 0) {
    $access[$account->uid] = $query

  return $access[$account->uid];