The authorization system with all roles and groups explained
You have control over who can import, see and edit files and in what way. There is an extensive permission system in Manja for this purpose.
What access control options are available to me and what are users, user groups and roles in Manja? We explain this and other topics in this chapter of our documentation.
In the User Accounts & Groups chapter of this documentation, we describe in detail how to create user accounts and organize them into groups. For more information on Access Control Lists (ACL), please refer to the Permissions chapter of this documentation.
Access control lists allow you to define exactly who is allowed to do something where, and who isn’t. Such lists specify rules, which allow or don’t allow a user or a group (who) to carry out actions (what), and are applied as a total to all files in a category or to an individual file (where).
preview with watermark
preview without watermark
download files (original format)
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upload files (managers only)
edit files (managers only)
edit categories (managers only)
You can define such a list for each category of the first category tree. You can thus use this category tree for an arbitrarily complex structure to organize your data.
You set up the authorizations for a “press” category: All regular users may find this category’s data, view their previews without watermark, and download them. Guests may only view previews with watermark in this area and are not allowed to download files.
Only Mrs. Smith from the press department receives permission to edit files in this category and to add new files. In addition, you create a “special affairs” category below the press category – as a rule, nobody may find, upload, or edit files here. Only selected users are allowed access.
Additionally, you can define a separate access control list for individual files, if required. This feature will be used automatically when sending files to other users or guests, or when publishing files.