Since the Zend Framework is mostly a library of components behind a framework structure, its parts can also be used individually if need be. In this new post Matt Stone shows how to combine the Zend_Acl component (for access control) with a CodeIgniter framework application.
In this post I will explain how to build simple access control functionality for your Code Igniter application using the Zend Framework ACL library. To follow this tutorial you will need a working installation of Code Igniter and a database. You will also need to download the Zend Framework.
He goes through the whole process - code and all - for pulling in and using the Zend_Acl library complete with a database (schema and inserts provided) as well as a sample controller for CodeIgniter to test things out.