function _menu_check_access

Checks access to a menu item using the access callback.


$item: A menu router or menu link item

$map: An array of path arguments; for example, array('node', '5').

Return value

$item['access'] becomes TRUE if the item is accessible, FALSE otherwise.

Related topics

2 calls to _menu_check_access()
_menu_link_translate in drupal/includes/
Provides menu link access control, translation, and argument handling.
_menu_translate in drupal/includes/
Handles dynamic path translation and menu access control.


drupal/includes/, line 630
API for the Drupal menu system.


function _menu_check_access(&$item, $map) {
  $item['access'] = FALSE;

  // Determine access callback, which will decide whether or not the current
  // user has access to this path.
  $callback = empty($item['access_callback']) ? 0 : trim($item['access_callback']);

  // Check for a TRUE or FALSE value.
  if (is_numeric($callback)) {
    $item['access'] = (bool) $callback;
  else {
    $arguments = menu_unserialize($item['access_arguments'], $map);

    // As call_user_func_array is quite slow and user_access is a very common
    // callback, it is worth making a special case for it.
    if ($callback == 'user_access') {
      $item['access'] = count($arguments) == 1 ? user_access($arguments[0]) : user_access($arguments[0], $arguments[1]);
    elseif (function_exists($callback)) {
      $item['access'] = call_user_func_array($callback, $arguments);