1.Click on Members
We first need to discuss "global" permissions via the Control Panel (Site Administrators have access to the Control Panel)
Think of permissions as a way to restrict (manage) access rather than grant access. The default arrangement for permissions, for members (all access levels), is set up to generally allow access to items. The Site Administrator restricts access by applying specific permissions (view, add, edit, del) to access levels, groups or individuals.
Control Panel: Modules & Permissions
- Skill Files
The Control Panel – System Permissions manage global settings for the section.
[Specific section permissions]
Skills: Settings/Category Permissions
Any section specific permissions, in this case “Category Permissions”, compliments the global setting. The permission you set, within a specific section, will generally over-ride the global setting.
In this example, there are no rules applied to the Category Permission
…they are able to click on “Skill Selection” and see all the Categories (no permissions are applied to any of the categories)
Once rules are applied to a category;
In this example, rules applied to the Category “*QUARTERLY ADVANCED AIRWAY”: Permission = DO NOT allow View, Add, Edit, Del for Self or Others…
…the member is now longer able to see the category nor access the items within it. (The first category/content they see in the dropdown is the next available category – not restricted for them)
For comparison, this is a screenshot of the user’s access to the category before the permissions were applied. (They used to have access to “*QUARTERLY ADVANCED AIRWAY” [image below] where they do not [image above] when the permission is applied to their access level.)