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Element Inheritance Security

Use this dialog to view or change settings for Elements that inherit security.

While viewing a template in author mode, select an Element and choose Inheritance Security from the Element dropdown.

You can change general restrictions, which control the rights that can be assigned for this Element, by clicking the Change button.

Groups and users display with associated permissions. Click column heads to sort by Type, Name, or Permission. Permission type is indicated by display:

To edit permissions for an existing user or group, click the edit icon to invoke the Edit Inherited Element Permissions dialog. (See the CommonSpot Content Contributor's Reference.)

To grant permissions for a new user or group, click the Add Group or Add User links.

Click the Apply Permission icon to make new permissions apply to all descendant pages, as shown above for Connie Contributor.

Remove individual items by clicking the associated delete icon , or select multiple items, click Delete Selected from the More Actions dropdown, then click Go. CommonSpot confirms deletion to enable you to manage any links to this file. You can optionally Select/Deselect all.


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Edit Inherited Element Permissions

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