Is there a way to give non-Administrator groups/roles ability to use the Access tab?

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25 Jun, 2014 09:41 PM


We looking at ways to improve the general site manager experience when it comes to refining levels of access for their site's users. In experimenting with the Groups and Roles section, we determined that only Administrators (what we consider a super-user systems admin role limited to our team) can see the More | Access tab and affect permissions on assets. Is there a way to manipulate the Administrator or Manager roles to allow a user to use the Access tab without granting access to the Global | Users, Groups & Roles section?

Thanks so much,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Tim on 26 Jun, 2014 04:10 PM

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    Hi Jessica,

    I believe that you'll need to allow them to access to the Users, Groups, & Roles section in order for this to work as expected. What you'll probably want to do in addition to that is set up the Global Role abilities for these Users to look something like this:

    (under the Security Area Abilities section)


    View users that share groups with current user: Enabled 
    View all users: Disabled 
    Create users: Disabled 
    Delete users that share groups with current user: Disabled 
    Delete all users: Disabled 
    Edit all users: Disabled 
    Edit users that share groups with current user: Disabled
    View groups to which current user belongs: Enabled 
    View all groups: Disabled 
    Create groups: Disabled 
    Delete groups to which current user belongs: Disabled 
    Delete all groups: Disabled 
    Edit all groups: Disabled 
    Edit groups to which the current user belongs: Disabled
    This way, if they decide to access the Users, Groups, & Roles area directly, they'll only be able to view Users and Groups that are related to their department (but not edit them). In addition, they'll only see these Users/Groups in the Access tab for assets to which they have write access. Does that make sense?

    I hope this helps. I'll wait to hear from you.

  2. 2 Posted by christianco on 26 Jun, 2014 04:53 PM

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    Hmm, isn't this what we did?


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Tim on 08 Oct, 2014 06:16 PM

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    Hi Jessica,

    I was going through some older posts and noticed this one was still open. Did my previous comment help at all? Let me know if you need more assistance.


  4. 4 Posted by jlhayes on 08 Oct, 2014 10:04 PM

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    Hi Tim,

    Thanks for following up. I think this was the answer we were looking for. If you like, you can close the ticket/comments.

    Much appreciated.

    Jessica Hayes
    Web CMS Analyst
    University Communications
    University of California, Davis
    [email blocked]

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Tim on 09 Oct, 2014 12:05 PM

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    Glad to hear it. Thanks for the update, Jessica! Take care.

  6. Tim closed this discussion on 09 Oct, 2014 12:05 PM.

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