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The first user account, the Root Administrator/Super User/admin, can do everything at any time in the system. This account is not bound to the permissions that are set. Users in the same user group (Administrators for example) do not have the same permissions as the super user. This means that you have to create a new user group (Administrators) and allow this group to do everything.

Because there are still some minor differences even then it's recommended that the daily administrator of the website uses the super user account.




Sitemap -> select a page -> Set permissions


Visit a page -> Edit mode -> Set permissions


Permissions are set to available user groups. On default a new user group has access to nothing and has the same rights as the "Guests" group.

Permissions work per page and they are also set to every page that is added beneath it (inheriting). When a subpage gets other permissions set to it all the pages that are beneath that page will get the same permission model when this is selected with the option: "Sub-pages added beneath this page inherit permissions of this page".

Warning!: Permissions can be set for subpages and then they will no longer inherit the permission model from their parent pages. A new tree with another permission model will start here. To revert this set the "By Area of Site (Hierarchy)" option to the page permission model.

  • Page permissions
    • Read
      • Reading a page.
    • Versions
      • Manage versions of the page.
    • Write
      • Edit pages and blocks.
    • Approve
      • Publish pages.
    • Delete
      • Delete pages and subpages.
    • Admin
      • All rights for editing a page.
        • All the above.
        • Change designs of a page.
        • Change permissions of a page.
  • Sub-page permissions
    • You can set for every user group here which designs/page types they can use when creating a new page.
    • When nothing is added here users won't be able to add pages.
  • Timed released settings
    • Set the time when a user group is able to see this page.



Sitemap -> select a page -> visit page -> Edit mode -> Add new block -> Permissions


Visit a page -> Edit mode -> Add new block -> Permissions


The same description here applies as for the page permissions, but also the following:

For every page multiple areas can be available (like: main, header, sidebar). Every area can have other permissions for every page. This gives you more freedom in setting permissions, but is also more difficult to maintain.


Here you can set which blocks are users able to use while editing pages.

Inheriting applies here again and WARNING! This is more difficult to control. All subpages will get the same permission model as their parent page and then only get a small message (in red) about the version permission model it inherits.

Open a page in edit mode and click on the "Add to [area]" link. A new window will appear and will contain the "Permissions" tab. In this tab you can set for every group which blocks they can add, edit and delete..

"This tutorial was originally written by Tom de Bruijn in 2009 and has been adapted in 2010 for Full Flavour Media's Concrete5 users"

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