I have updated the parent of a menu item which is coming from a third party extension. I have updated the menu item by my custom module's menu.xml file.

For instance, the menu was coming under Marketing >> Promotions >> Gift Card History. I have changed the menu position to Reports >> Others >> Gift Card Accounting by using the following code:

<update id="Magestore_Giftvoucher::gifthistory" title="Gift Cards Accounting" sortOrder="40" parent="Stream_ChangeCoreMenuPosition::others"/>

Since the parent of the menu item has been changed, now I need to modify the ACL of this item also.

For this, I don't want to make changes in the extension's acl.xml file. So I have created my own acl.xml in my custom module, but when I add the ACL entry for the modified menu position, I get the following error:

ACL Error

Please help me, how can I modify the ACL of the extension using my custom module (without modifying the extension's files).

  • Dont know why ... maybe add some code from your acl.xml? However .... +1 – sv3n Apr 19 '19 at 13:52
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    Can someone tell me who are the people who are downvoting on this question and why? Till now there are 8 downvotes without any reason. – Mohit Kumar Arora May 20 '19 at 9:19

you need to create a plugin to disable the existing ACL record first

In di.xml

<!-- remove existing record from ACL -->    
<type name="Magento\Integration\Helper\Data">
    <plugin name="my-acl-data" type="VendorName\ModuleName\Plugin\Integration\Data" sortOrder="100" />


namespace VendorName\ModuleName\Plugin\Integration;

class Data
    public function beforeMapResources(\Magento\Integration\Helper\Data $helper, array $resources)
        $removed = $this->getIdsToRemove();
        foreach ($resources as $key => $resource) {
            if (in_array($resource['id'], $removed)) {
        return [$resources];
    private function getIdsToRemove()
        return [

This will remove Magestore_Giftvoucher::gifthistory

Then add your own records in acl.xml : VendorName_ModuleName::yourRecord

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  • Okay, thanks @melaxon. I will check and will get back to you soon. – Mohit Kumar Arora Apr 18 '19 at 11:56
  • Great @melaxon, it worked for me. But for that, I had to add the menu item instead of updating the existing one. Also, need to override/pluginize the controller also. – Mohit Kumar Arora Apr 19 '19 at 13:06
  • e.g. im menu.xml <add id="NewVendor_NewModule::some_id" title="My new item" translate="title" module="NewVendor_NewModule" sortOrder="1" parent="Another_Module::another_item" action="some_action/blah_blah" resource="NewVendor_NewModule::something_manage"/> The best way imho is to search through existing Magento modules for some examples that look like yours and can inspire your – melaxon Apr 19 '19 at 20:19

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