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Jomatu Wiki: How to restrict website access for an editor

Introduction

In the previous manual we added an editor for our website with unrestricted access - allowing them to edit all the pages in the website. In this tutorial, we're going to add a new editor, but restrict the web pages that they are allowed to edit.

Firstly, make sure you're logged into your Jomatu Administrator's account and you're at the Jomatu Main Menu.

Step 1: Click on the 'Manage Editors' link or icon

Add a New Editor - Step One

This takes you to the 'Manage Editors' page.

Step 2: Click on the 'Manage Editors' link or icon

We can see the previous editor that we added, who now appears in the list of all editors that we've added to the system. In this example, we're going to add a new editor. We shall assign this new editor to the same website, but restrict access to which pages he can edit.

Add a New Editor - Step Two

This takes us to the 'Add new editor' page.

Step 3: Enter the email address of the Jomatu Administrator

This must be your editor's email address as registered with Jomatu.

Add a New Editor - Step Three

When you click the 'Add new editor' button, and assuming that the email address is one that is registered with Jomatu, you will be returned to the 'Manage Websites' page.

Step 4: Check that your editor is in the 'managed editors' list

Your editor should now appear in the 'Your managed editors' list.

Add a New Editor - Step Four

You can perform the following actions from this list of managed websites:

At the moment, we've added our new editor, but haven't assigned him to any website(s) that we own. So our next step is to link this editor with our website.

Step 5: Select our editor

Add a New Editor - Step Five

This brings us to the 'Manage Editors: Editable Websites' page. On this page we can see all the websites (that we own) that this editor can edit. At the moment, of course, this editor hasn't yet been assigned to any websites, so the list is empty.

Step 6: Add a website (editable by this editor)

Add a New Editor - Step Six

This brings us to the 'Manage Editors: Add new website' page. Here we can select which website we'll allow this editor to be able to edit. Additionally, we can choose to restrict which web pages in the website she'll be able to edit. In this example, we'll allow full access.

Step 7: Select our website from the pull-down menu

Add a New Editor - Step Seven

In this example we're going to restrict this editor to certain web pages, so we tick the 'Restrict access?' checkbox. Selecting our website from the pull-down menu and clicking the 'Add new website' button then takes us to the 'Manage Editors: Editable Web Pages' page.

Step 8: Click on 'Add a new page' to add an editable web page

Add a New Editor - Step Eight(a)

At the moment, there are no pages in the list which are editable (we need to specify which pages this editor is allowed to edit, rather than assuming he can edit all pages, then specifying which pages he is not being allowed to edit). So to add an editable page, click the 'Add a new page' link or icon. This brings us to the 'Manage Editors: Add New Editable Web Page' page.

Step 9: Enter the full URL of the web page our editor can edit

Add a New Editor - Step Eight(b)

The URL must of course be a web page within the website that's currently assigned to this editor (example.jomatu.com in this example). Then we click the 'Add new web page' button to add this web page to the list of pages our editor is permitted to edit for this website.

Step 10: Enter more pages, then return to the Editable Web Pages List

Add a New Editor - Step Eight(b)

We can keep adding new pages on this page. When we've added all the pages we want, we can return by clicking the 'Return to Editable Web Pages List' link.

Add a New Editor - Step Eight(b)

We can now see all the editable pages for this editor (for this website) in the list. In this example, we've added three pages for this editor for this website. Note: we can always delete or add new editable pages in the future if we require.

This completes the 'How to restrict website access for an editor' documentation.


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