Directory Access Settings

Overview

Access settings at the at the directory level override settings for a site. A new directory, page, or file inherits its parent directory's access settings if directory access settings have not been explicitly set. An existing directory's access settings can be overridden with a site level recursive modification. Existing directories can have access settings that override settings from the site level with the use of templates. This is useful when controlling which groups can access pages in the directory, as well as who has permission to publish and approve specific content.

Directory Access Settings Modal

Assigning Access to a Directory

Access settings for a directory can be changed both non-recursively or recursively. Non-recursive modification changes only the directory and new content created within, while recursive modification affects all extant pages within the directory. The following instructions are for non-recursive modifications.

  1. Navigate to the Pages list view for the directory.
  2. Hover over the directory row, and from the Edit menu, choose Access.

    Edit Access Settings from the Pages List View
  3. For Recursive Modification, leave at the default, which is Apply All Settings to This Folder Only.
  4. Change the setting as needed. The following access settings are available:
    • Access Group
    • Approver
    • Enforce Approver
    • Bypass Approval
    • Template Group
    • Extensions
    • Toolbar
    • RSS Feed
    • URL Type
    • Exclude Search
    • Exclude from Sitemap
  5. Click Save.

Additionally, see the following topics for more complicated scenarios and additional functionality regarding access settings: