Admin: Security Groups

Security Groups govern what pages a user has access to.

Setting up a new security group

Create security group

  1. Go to the Administration section of the CMS.
  2. Select Users/Groups
  3. Select "New Group"
  4. The naming format is: s-[Division/School Abbreviation]: [Group Name]. e.g. s-PROV: Academic Central
  5. You don't need to change any of the check boxes in the "Permissions" section.
  6. Save your group

Note, during this process you can also add members to the group (assuming they already have their CMS credentials set up) by using the "Members" tab.

Add appropriate sections to security group

You will now be applying this security group to the appropriate sections.

The site itself: 
  1. Right click on the home page in question (this can also be done on a folder as well if you want to grant access to multiple sites).
  2. Select "Page Properties"
  3. Select the "Page Security" tab
  4. Uncheck "Inherit security settings from parent page"; select "OK" at the resulting warning message
  5. Select "Add"
  6. Select your security group from the list and select "OK"; select "OK" from the page properties tab.
  7. Your site is now in your security group

This process will be used for anything found in the CMS site tree, for example, components.


The images and documents folders for the site must also be added to the security group.

  1. Go to the Asset Manager
  2. Navigate to their image folder
  3. Right click on their main folder and select "Security"
  4. Uncheck the box that says "Inherit user group security settings from parent folder"
  5. Select "Add"
  6. Add your security group from the list. Select apply.
  7. Repeat the above steps for the user's documents folder.