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Can anyone tell me how you can set up a new CMS Group in Episerver that will allow them Save and Publish to a specific location in the Site tree, for example I have a new Group call "Contact Us" group - these guys should be set up to allow them Save rights to this page only. The rest of the site should be locked down so they cant edit or publish any other content.

I have added a user to this new group but they can't log in to the CMS - if I set them up with the WebEditor group too then they can login but they also have access to the rest of the site (Save).

Can I set this user up so they can only have Save permissions to a specific page?



Jun 03, 2014 13:30

Hi Jonathan,

In web.config file you have something like this:

<location path="episerver">
      <allow roles="WebEditors, WebAdmins, Administrators" />
      <deny users="*" />

If you add your ContactUs group isnide 'allow roles' element, they'll be able to access epi edit mode.

Edited, Jun 03, 2014 13:45

Check in admin mode if you have webeditors set in to have editing accesrights. You should use the WebEditors or some other group set in web.config as descripbed above. Then you create a new group in adminmode i.e ContactUsEditors. This group you will use to add accessrights to edit specific content. The "WebEditors"-group is only for giving access into the system, as decribed in the previous post.

You will need to clear the access rights for WebEditors and only use that group for accessing the system and not use it to give editors specific rights to pages.

It is a common mistake to use the WebEditors to give specific editorights in the tree. There are some great information about access rights on the SDK for Editors:

Jun 03, 2014 14:00

Here's an explanation with images:

1. Create Contact Us group in admin mode:

2. Click on Set Access Rights, select Contact Us page and uncheck Inherit settings from parrent item:

3. Click on Add Users / Group and add Contact Us group:

4. Set permissions you want and click save:

5. Modify web.config file so that Contact Us group has access to epi edit mode:

6. When you log in as Contact Us user, you'll be able to edit only that page:

Hope this helps!

Jun 03, 2014 14:28

Many thanks - all your replies have helped a lot


Jun 03, 2014 14:51

Hi guys

Is it the same thing for EPi 9+?

Mar 14, 2017 4:36

Hi, yes it is except that you also control mediadate in the access rights tree as well.

Mar 14, 2017 8:22

Thanks Eric

So for giving the access to specific group we have to modify web.config?

I'm just looking a way that make CMS admin able to giving access for specific  pages to a group of editors through CMS  without modfiying the web.config 

is  it possible?

Edited, Mar 15, 2017 6:10
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