Managing space permissions

Spaces are places where users can post content such as documents, discussions, and blog posts. You can assign users or user groups a variety of space permissions to control their level of access to the space.

Space permissions have various levels and customization options. For more information, see Overview of space permission levels.

At a high level, setting up space permissions typically includes these steps:

  1. Create user groups that capture how you want to grant access to the community's features. For more information, see Overview of user groups.
  2. Set the default space permissions. These should represent the access you most commonly want to provide for new spaces in the community.
  3. As you add spaces, decide how to handle setting permissions for each. When someone creates a space, their options typically are:
    • Inherit from the parent space
    • Start with the parent space's permissions, then customize
    • Start with the default space's permissions, then customize
    • Start from scratch (no permissions assigned), then customize
Note: Projects and sub-spaces inherit the permissions of their parent space. Social groups, however, are independent of spaces. For more information, see Managing social group permissions.