Permissions in EasyDNNnews - who can see or post articles and much more

Author: EasyDNNsolutions/Wednesday, February 05, 2014/Categories: EasyDNNnews, How to

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EasyDNNnews provides advanced setting of permissions for visitors and authors. Permission management allows for a large number of permissions, so it is possible to strictly determine who may see certain articles, or who can publish and manage articles, and how.

What can be set?

  • who can see articles in all or certain categories
  • who can publish and edit articles in all or certain categories
  • certain additional permissions can be set:
  • Who can comment articles
  • Who can approve pending articles
  • Who can approve pending comments
  • Who can create a new category or edit an existing one
  • Who can add documents into articles
  • Who can see Paid Content
  • Who can use images from Shared gallery
  • Who can use the Custom gallery option
  • Who can set permissions related to articles
  • Who can automatically post articles at social networks and DNN journal

Who can permissions be set for?

  • permissions can be granted to desired DNN roles
  • permissions can be granted to individual users

Note: permissions can be set for the entire portal, or individually for an instance.

How to set permissions in the EasyDNNnews module?

Permissions are set in the EasyDNNnews module's settings (1 – News settings). Settings can be set to be valid across the entire portal, or only for a particular instance of the module.

After clicking on Permissions option, a new table is opened – Role permissions – where we can set permissions for each DNN role. In the first column of the table there is a list of all security roles existing on the portal. In the first row there is a list of all available permissions.

After that, each role can be granted the desired permissions by adding a check mark for each permission we wish to grant.

Exempted from this are the permissions Enable add/edit articles to selected categories and Select categories to view articles from, where we can select All categories, Selected categories or None. If one of these needs to be selected, it is necessary to mark Select categories and click on the link below Select categories. A new pop-up window will open, where we can select desired categories. After selecting them, we close the pop-up window by clicking on Close.

Permissions can also be granted to individual users. It is necessary to enter the individual DNN username into the field Add user by username, then click on Add. The user will be added to the list of users who can be granted individual permissions. The user will keep his or her permissions granted within a particular DNN role, and the user can also be granted additional permissions. Permissions granted to a user as a member of a DNN role cannot be withdrawn.

After setting up permissions, all the changes will be saved by clicking on the button Save settings or Save & close. The button is all the way down at the bottom of the EasyDNNnews module's settings.

A guide to all permissions that can be granted:

  • Approve articles
    A user or a role this permission has been granted to may approve pending articles.

  • Document upload
    A user or a role this permission has been granted to may add documents into articles. This permission can only be used by those users who are entitled to add or edit articles.

  • Document download
    A user or a role this permission has been granted to may download documents which had been added to articles.

  • Add/Edit Categories
    A user or a role this permission has been granted to may add or edit categories.

  • Allow To Comment
    A user or a role this permission has been granted to may comment articles.

  • Approve Comment
    A user or a role this permission has been granted to may approve comments (if comment moderation has been set).

  • View Paid Content
    A user or a role this permission has been granted to may view the Paid Content.

  • Show Shared Gallery
    A user or a role this permission has been granted to may use the Shared gallery whilst adding and editing articles. (Only available if EasyDNNgallery has been integrated with the EasyDNNnews module.)

  • Show Custom Gallery
    A user or a role this permission has been granted to may add and use custom galleries from the EasyDNNgallery module.

  • Add permissions per article
    A user or a role this permission has been granted to may add permissions at the level of an individual article.

  • Social Autoposting
    A user or a role this permission has been granted to may use autoposting to social networks and the DNN journal, if allowed in the settings.

  • Enable add/edit articles to seleceted categories
    A user or a role may be permitted to add or edit articles in all categories or selected categories. If None option has been set, the user or the role can't add or edit articles.

  • Select categories to view articles from
    A user or a role may be permitted to view articles from all categories or only from selected categories. If None option has been set, the user or the role can't view articles.

 

 

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