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Kentico CMS 6.0 brings you a great new feature that allows you to only display content to your editors if they have the needed Read permissions. To enable this feature, simply follow these steps:

Step 1: Enable the "Check document permissions" setting


Go to Site Manager, Settings, and select your site. In the Content, Content management section find and enable the "Check document permissions settings":

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According to the help, this setting does the following:

"If enabled, only documents for which the current user has the Read permission are displayed in the content tree (in CMS Desk -> Content, in document listings and in various dialogs where the content tree is displayed)."

While this is simply awesome and a must have, please take notice of the following information:

"In case that a user doesn't have the Read permissions for any document at all, a message is displayed instead of the content tree, saying that they are not authorized to modify any document. If a user has the Read permission for a child document but not for its parent, the child document is not displayed as well."

In other words: the user always needs Read access to the parent node.

Step 2: Configure the document permissions


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Notice that I denied Andy read permissions on the Home page.


Step 3: View the result


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Note: I configured the permissions of multiple documents and denied Andy Read permissions for them resulting in the illustration above.


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