Awhile ago I was trying to find a database driven CMenu system to add to my web applications. This always seemed to me that it would be a lot easier to manage if it where in a database. So the following is the results of that effort:
Once you have installed and configured the rights extension in your application, you can change the table name from 'User' to any table name you want and similarly for 'username' column to any other column name.
This article shows one of possible ways to implement menu items (as well as links), which displays a progress / wait dialog and are redirecting browser to destination URL in the same time. This is especially useful, for links or routes that are know to be loaded for a prolonged period of time (i.e. getting a lot of data from database).