Setting group access levels

May 11, 2014 5:45 pm

Access levels let you control who has access to which features of the Blue interface. You specify access levels on a group basis, so each user in the group has the same access levels. For example, you can specify that all users in a group can only view, add, edit, and delete events in the Events module and cannot update any other features of the website.

To set user access levels, you must have rights to view and edit the Access Levels tab of the Security module. If this module does not appear in the Blue interface when you log in, or the Access Levels tab does not appear in the Security module, you do not have rights to change the access levels of user groups.

When you set access levels, you can give the users in a group access to:

  • Tabs of each module, and specify whether the group can view, add, edit, or delete information on the tab. If a user does not have access to any tabs in a module, the module button will not appear when he or she logs in.
  • Categories in a module. This limits a user to adding, editing, or deleting only webpages, news articles, events, etc. that are in a specific category.
  • Menu items, so the user can create new menu items only under specific parent menu items.
    To give the users rights to view the tab, category, or features, click the View checkbox
    To give the users rights to edit the tab, category, or features, click the Edit checkbox.
    To give the users rights to add to the tab, category, or features, click the Add checkbox.
    To give the users rights to delete within the tab, category, or features click the Delete checkbox.
    If you do not want users in the group to have access to a tab, category module, clear all of the checkboxes for the module.


Once you have set all of the access levels for the modules, and categories in each module, click the Save Changes button. Then, click on the Menus subtab, and for each menu in the system, set the access levels for the menu items that users in a group can edit or add submenus under. If you want users in the group to have access to all the menu items in a menu, click the All Menus checkbox. If you want users in the group to have access to only specific items in the module, click at least one checkbox next to each menu item in a menu.