Authoring - About the security

HelpServer allows administrators to set up basic to advanced security profiles for all people that use and work on the content. Security profiles assign permissions to user accounts and/or to user groups and are attached to the content objects. In this way the security settings are separated from the content which allows the administrator to create and to maintain the security model in a simple but effective way.

Implementing a security model in HelpServer's involves the following steps:

Deciding which part of your web content is meant for the public (your web visitors) and which part is to be kept private for people you know (users, customers). Based on that decision you can


Distinguish public from private content


And/or engage the logon procedure for specific content objects


Determine which of your authors is allowed to perform the Workbench functions and the various authoring tasks.


Defining user groups and user accounts.


Defining security rules.


Verifying the security profile



 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
 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
 About the security
 Engaging the logon procedure for specific content objects
 Security rules
 Determining the Workbench functions
 Verifying the security profile
 Disconnecting content objects
 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