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Step 6: Assigning User Authorizations

Step 6: Assigning User Authorizations


This is step 6 of setting up a fully working Brand in Enterprise Server 9 for everyday use in a standard workflow environment. (See a list of all steps)


When users want to use Content Station, Smart Connection or any other application that is based on Enterprise Server, they need to be added to at least one Brand that is set up on that server.

Adding a user to a Brand is done by making that user part of a user group and assigning that group to the Brand. This is accomplished by setting up an Authorization Rule: a combination of a Category, Workflow Status and an Access Profile. Together, they define what a user can and cannot do when working on files in that Category/Workflow Status combination.

Example: An Authorization Rule could for instance look as follows:

Category 'Finance' + Status 'Ready for Publishing' + Profile 'No Publishing' (in which the functionality of publishing is disabled)

This means that when a user group is added under this rule, users of this group cannot publish any files that belong to Category 'Finance' and are in a Status of 'Ready for Publishing'.

Note: As the first step in setting up your authorizations, we strongly advise to analyze your workflow, user groups, and the required access control on paper.

Creating User Authorizations is done in the following locations:

  • For periodic Brands (such as magazines and newspapers), User Authorizations are created on the Brand Maintenance page.
  • For project-oriented Brands (typically used by book publishers and advertising agencies), User Authorizations are created on the Issue Maintenance page.

Step 1. Make sure that the following is in place:

  • Each user is added to the Enterprise system as a user. See Managing user accounts.
  • User groups have been created that hold all users who will be granted access to a Brand using a specific Access Profile. See Managing user groups.
  • Access Profiles have been set up, each defining what a user can and cannot do. See Managing Access Profiles.

Step 2. Do one of the following:

  • For periodic Brands: access the Brand Maintenance page for the Brand in which you want to add User Authorizations.
  • For project-oriented Brands: access the Issue Maintenance page for the Issue in which you want to add User Authorizations.

Step 3. Locate the User Authorization options.

The User Authorizations section on the Brand Maintenance page

Since we are working with a newly created Brand/Issue, no User Authorizations exist yet.

Step 4. Click Add.

The Authorization Maintenance page appears.

The User Authorizations page

Step 5. From the User Groups list, choose the group for which Authorization Rules need to be created.

Lists appear in the Category, Status, and Profile columns for setting up the rule.

Step 6. Make the relevant choices from each list.

Step 7. Add the Authorization Rule by doing one of the following:

  • Click the Add Authorization button. This will save the currently added rule and automatically display a new row of lists for adding a new rule.
  • Click the Update button. This will save the currently added rule without displaying a new row of lists.

Step 8. When finished adding rules, return to the Brand Maintenance page.

Next step

Step 7. Assigning Admin Authorizations

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