User security affects how a user views and interacts with the CMS. Security is differentiated into Groups, Roles and Privileges. A Group can contain several Roles and a Role can contain several Privileges. A Group has default roles and privileges that are inherited by its members.
To access User Security, click the User Security icon on the home tab of the CMS.
TIP: If the icon is not visible, your user login does not have security access. You will need to log in as a different user (ie. admin) to access the security settings.
The Security Maintenance page opens.
You can now view and amend Users, Privilege, Role and Group. When a user is granted a group/role/privilege, the setting is bolded.
Clicking on Users takes you to the Select User page where you can search for users and create new users.
Clicking on Privilege outlines the current privileges and their descriptions. You can create a new privilege from here.
Clicking on Role lists the roles and their descriptions. You can create a new role from here.
Clicking on Group lists the groups and their descriptions. You can create a new group from here.
Individual privileges can be assigned to users. Clicking on the privilege name shows the Roles that include that privilege and also all of the users that have the privilege granted.
|admin||Basic access to the admin console/CMS. All users of the CMS need this.|
|createArticle||Able to create a new article.|
|deleteArticle||Able to delete any article.|
|editArticle||Able to edit any article. WARNING - this is a powerful privilege.|
|editContent||Able to access the CMS editor. This is a prerequisite of all users.|
|previewArticle||Able to preview articles.|
|publishArticle||Able to publish any article. WARNING - this is a powerful privilege.|
|useAllTemplates||Able to use all templates.|
|viewArticle||Able to view articles.|
|viewReports||Able to view reports, security settings and access logs.|
|createPrivilege||User can create new privileges, roles or groups. Used rarely.|
|maintainSecurity||User can maintain users, roles, groups, privileges.|
|securityEditUserDetails||User can edit user details.|
|securityGrantAll||User can grant all privileges. It is possible to restrict privileges or roles despite a user's default security permissions.|
|viewSecurity||User can view security settings.|
|modifyWorkflowTemplates||Able to modify workflow templates and roles.|
|reindexSearch||Able to reindex the search database.|
|previewSiteOnly||Able to preview the site only, after logging in.|
|Role Name||Description||Default Privileges|
|publisher||Able to commit and schedule article commit.||
|contentEditing||Can edit article content.||
|securityAdmin||Can administer security.||
|generalAdmin||Can access CMS-non-content admin.||