All new pages created in a directory (i.e. from a single parent page) will inherit the permissions of the parent page automatically. The permissions of a new page can, however, be changed when it is created or at some later time. It is also possible to change the permissions on a number of pages at once.
You can set the access permissions of a new subpage when creating the page (see Adding New Pages). When creating a new page the last page of the wizard is the Control Access page. Permissions are set in the Grant Access section. Permissions can be granted to groups using the browse groups button.
This will display the groups browser. To find the group you can search for the group in the browser by entering, for example, “e-dep-bioeng” in the search box – this will display all groups belonging to Bioengineering. Other groups derived from the College Directory can be found by setting “All” instead of “Local” in the search dropdown. See also Group Naming Conventions. The group “imperial-users” contains everyone with a College network login.
To select a group in the groups browser click the radio button next to the group name and click the Select button. The groups browser will close and add the group to the Privilege list under Change Access.In the example shown above, “E-DEP-BIOENG-M” refers to the Department of Bioengineering; “MMHOLL” is an individual user. Both have permission to manage the site. Note that if the page had been made visible to the “imperial-users” group, or was visible to the public, it would not normally be necessary to apply any further view permissions.
You can grant access permission to an individual user by using the browse users button in the Grant Access section.
This will display the user browser. Enter the surname or email address of the user in the search box to find a user, then select them from the list. As with groups, that user will now be added to the Privilege list and their permission level set.
Clicking the red cross in the Change Access area next to a group or user will remove the set privilege of that group or user.
In the Change Access area you can select which the different permissions levels or privileges you wish to to grant that group over this page (and any subpages of the page that may be added later.) See Setting Permissions for information on the different permission settings.
To change the permissions on a page, browse to the page in the website and click the Access link at the bottom of the page. If you do not see the Access link then you either are not logged in or do not have manage permissions (see Obtaining Permissions).
You will now see the Access tab of the Page Properties.
Set the permissions for groups or individuals using the methods described above for new pages.