Defining content authority groups

Creating content authority groups help control who has access to edit specific areas of content within iMIS. Content authority groups contain several group roles that allow for different content permissions. To learn more about what each specific group role can do, see Understanding the edit permissions.

Although you can add anyone in your iMIS database, including members, to a content authority group, you will want to be cautious when specifying members of the group. Adding the wrong person or designating the wrong role to someone can grant an user edit permissions that you generally wouldn’t want them to have.

There are two types of content authority groups that you can create:

  • Content Management Admin (master admin group) - Members of this group can have access to all navigation within iMIS, but their group role determines if they can edit the content. Adding members to this group should be rare. Although members within this group have access and can view content in all sites, including the Staff site, they do not have as much authority as system administrators.
  • Other content authority group - The second group you create is where you should do the majority member adding and permission setting. This is where you will ensure that certain members are never limited in any way by the Access Control settings of RiSE definition objects.