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How to Create a Restricted Help System

Follow the steps below to restrict an existing help project. All content will be hidden until the user logs in.

Create Skins 
1. Login to the project as 'admin'.
2. Click ‘Tools > skins’ 
3. Select the ‘blue’ skin and click ‘copy’ 
4. Enter the name ‘hidden’ and click the ‘copy’ button 
5. Select the ‘blue’ skin again and click ‘copy’ 
6. Enter the name ‘visible’ and click the ‘copy’ button 
7. Close the ‘manage skins’ form 

Create Security Groups 
1. Click ‘Tools > Security Groups’ 
2. Click the ‘Add’ button 
3. Enter the name ‘public’ 
4. Select ‘hidden’ for ‘default skin’ 
5. Click ‘Save’ 
6. Click the ‘Add’ button 
7. Enter the name ‘authorized’ 
8. Select ‘visible’ for the ‘default skin’ 
9. Click ‘Save’ 
10. Close the ‘Security Groups’ form 

Create Usernames 
1. Click ‘Tools > Users’ 
2 Click the ‘Add’ button 
3. Enter the username ‘public’ 
4. Enter ‘public’ for full name 
5. Select ‘public’ for security group 
6. Click ‘Save’ 
7. Click the ‘Add’ button 
8. Enter the username ‘authorized’ 
9. Enter ‘authorized’ for full name 
10. Select ‘authorized’ for security group 
11. Click 'Save'
12. Close the ‘Users’ form 

Hide Pages 
1. Select the ‘Getting started’ node in the contents 
2. Click the ‘Page Properties’ icon 
3. Expand the ‘Visibility by Skin’ section 
4. Check the two checkboxes beside the ‘hidden’ skin 
5. Select the ‘Basic Functions’ node 
6. Check the two checkboxes beside the ‘hidden’ skin 
7. Do this for all folders in the contents that you want to hide from the public 
8. Click ‘Save’ 

Test it 
1. Click the ‘logout’ link (at the top of the screen) 
2. The pages and folders that were marked as hidden should not be visible 
3. Click the ‘login’ link (at the top of the screen) 
4. Enter the username ‘authorized’ (with no password) and click ‘login’ 
5. You should see all pages and folders 

 
Applies to: HelpConsole 2010

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Created Date: 5/1/2013 3:15 PM
Last Modified: 11/13/2014 2:13 PM
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