Authoring - Security

HelpServer's concept is based on reusable and shareable content objects. But what's the point when a function such as the clone allows people to duplicate information as much as they want. This is where the security comes in. With the correct security options set on designated content objects you have control over which people can clone which part of the content. People who are not allowed to create a clone will be informed by a message box the moment they paste.

In the next example there are two projects 'Animals' and 'Other project'. Both folders have a different security profile. The security profile of 'Animals' prevents people from duplicating content outside the scope of the security profile . The 'Book: Birds' can still be cloned in the scope of the 'Animals' project.

Cloning in a folder with another security profile

But when someone tries to clone it in 'Other project' then a message box notifies him that he is not allowed to do so.

Cloning not allowed


 About HelpServer
 Starting up and logging on
 The basic working principles
 Using the content in help and documentation systems
 Formatting the content
 Searching and replacing text
 Reusing content with shares
 Navigating with hyperlinks
 Navigating with pointerpaths
 Using bookmarks and jumps
 Duplicating content with clones
 About cloning
 Cloning folders and topics
 Cloning projects
 How shares and hyperlinks are treated in a clone
 Indicating candidate shares
 Using tables
 Including media files
 Navigating to web pages
 Using embedded chunks
 Including html code
 Navigating with menus
 Using snippets
 Spelling checking
 Using the view mode
 Creating an index
 Creating a FAQ
 Creating a glossary
 Team authoring
 Working with projects
 Setting up structured authoring
 Generating file based output
 Creating printed output
 Importing files and folders
 Loading files in the project gallery
 Converting legacy content
 Including legacy content in real time
 Transferring objects between installations
 Customizing the look and feel
 User accounts
 Working with templates
 Working with metadata
 Workflow management
 Using event exits
 Appendix A: The URL parameters
 Appendix B: The object indicators
 Appendix C: Play Javascript