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User Authentication and Security Permissions

CommonSpot provides a robust security framework that you can tailor to meet the needs of your organization.

This framework permits either a distributed or centrally controlled security model and gives you great flexibility in creating and managing content. 

CommonSpot security comprises two components:

CommonSpot offers flexible authentication options and supports:

In general, CommonSpot support two kinds of permissions:

General Security Permissions - General Security permissions are not specific to content and are assigned to users and groups  for activity and access-level privileges, such as site administration, page, template and Element creation, publishing images, creating keywords, uploading files, and more.

Set General Security permissions for individuals and groups at the following levels:

Content Security Permissions - These options control user/group rights to read, view history, comment, author, edit, design, approve, or administer content.  Set content security permissions at these levels:

NOTE: To better support workflow and element usability, contributors receive Design and Style rights for new sites by default. When creating new sites, administrators should review all site-level default settings to ensure that they meet site requirements.

For detailed information on CommonSpot Security, please refer to the Security sections of this guide.  For detailed information on User and Group Management, refer to User Administration. For definitions of programming interfaces and events, including login and authentication, see the CommonSpot Developer’s Guide.


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