Securing Content Pages

Access to content pages can be restricted through the use of an Access List. You can assign an access list to a content page by going to the Drafts tab and clicking the Advanced Draft Settings button. Once an access list has been assigned to a page, the page will require users to login to view it. If a user attempts to acces a page that they have not not been granted access to via an access list, they will be redirected to the login page and informed that they do not have access to the page.

Understanding the Security Hierarchy

There are 3 levels to the Cyber Publisher security hierarchy:

  1. Users
  2. Roles
  3. Access Lists

Users are assigned to roles. Roles are assigned to access lists. Access lists are assigned to content pages. In other words:
Users > Roles > Access Lists > Content Pages

The reason for the 3 level hierarchy is to allow greater flexibility when securing resources. For example, you may have a content page called Sales Reports. You may want to restrict access to this page to the accounting department and all sales managers. This can be accomplished by following these steps:

  1. Create roles called Sales Manager and Accounting.
  2. Assign users to their respective roles.
  3. Create an access list called Report Viewers and assign the Sales Manager and Accounting roles to it.
  4. Assign the Report Viewers access list to the Sales Reports content page.