Content Type Permissions documentation for the dotCMS Content Management System

Edit <em>Content Type</em>

Content Type permissions can be inherited from the Site*, individual Sites,or permissioned individually. If you are hosting a single Site that all administrators have the same permissions for, then Content Type permissions might be more easily managed by editing the Content Type and using the permissions tab on the Content Type to set permissions. However, if you have multiple-sites that all need to be permissioned differently, it may be easier to manage Content Type permissions by setting inheritance at the System Host/Site Level using Role Permissions.

To view the permissions set on a Content Type:

  1. Select the Types & Tags -> Content Types Tool.
  2. Click on the title of the Content Type to be changed.
  3. Select the Permissionstab.

Content Type Permission Inheritance

By default, a Content Type will inherit permissions from the Site or folder in this it is located. Below is an image of a Content Type that is inheriting all its permissions from the “System Host”:

Inherited Content Type Permissions

Setting Individual Permissions

You may select the Permission Individually button in the Permissions tab to break the inheritance, so the Content Type no longer inherits permissions. Once you have permissions the Content Type individually, you may add and remove permissions on the Content Type directly.

Individual <em>Content Type</em> Permissions