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How do I restrict parts of my site to individuals or groups?

To restrict permissions for a section of your site, you need admin permissions for that particular section.

To control permissions for sections or a whole site, for multiple people, we recommend that you first use web groups to create your own custom group e.g architecture-site-admins. You can assign permissions to the group in SiteBuilder and maintain membership of the group in the WebGroups system. Changes to the group membership cascade everywhere. This means you don't have to update permissions for all related pages on your site when, for example, a staff member changes roles or a new starter joins.

Note there are many predefined groups you can use to assign permissions to. E.g. all students or staff in your department, any University member, staff only, alumni and so on.

  1. Browse to the topmost page in the section you wish to restrict access to.
  2. Go to Edit > Edit page permissions. The Edit permissions screen appears with current permissions at the right:

    Edit permissions screen

  3. Add permissions for the groups and individuals who should have access to the section.
  4. Remove permissions from any groups or individuals who should not have access to the section.
  5. When you have finished adding and removing permissions, select the Done button at the top right.

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