Hide, Remove, or Limit Access to a Page

Created by Margie Wylie-Petruzziello, Modified on Thu, 18 Feb 2021 at 04:09 PM by Margie Wylie-Petruzziello

Hide a Page from Navigation-Menus (top and side)

1. Open the page you wish to hide from navigation in the CMS.

2. Select the "Settings" tab.

3. Check the box labeled "Hide from Menus"

4. Select the "Save" button to save your changes to the draft site (to preview) or "Save & Publish" to save to BOTH draft and published sites.

IMPORTANT: "Hide from menus" does not affect visibility in Index type pages. If your page is nested under any Index page, it will be visible on that Index page. This behavior cannot be modified.

Unpublish a Page

To remove a page from public view, but keep a copy in draft form, select "More options" at the bottom of the page near the "Save & Publish" button. From the menu, select "Unpublish." 

This action doesn't affect the draft version of the page. 

Archive (Remove) a Page

The Archive function will hide a page completely from both published and draft sites. It's the closest thing you'll get to "delete" on this system. The page contents will still be retrievable until the site history is purged, so you can expect an archived page to be retrievable for a year or two, depending on the site.

Limit Page Views to Logged-in Users

You may publish pages that require a login to reach. Under "Settings" find "Who can view this page?"  and select the radio button next to "Only logged-in users." 

Page Behavior

Users who visit a restricted page are routed through Berkeley Lab or NERSC authentication first. Depending on how you want to handle it, you can either hide the page from menus (see the first section of this help article) so that users must have a link to reach the page (which offers a little bit of "security through obscurity").

You may also choose to show the link in menus. Users will know the page is there, but cannot use it without logging in first. (For an example, see the page for requesting a CS Seminar https://cs.lbl.gov/computing-sciences-seminars/)

Security Options

Bear in mind that anyone with a Berkeley Lab ID can log in and view content on the CS, CRD, and ESnet sites. NERSC requires a NERSC ID. 

You can narrow down which logged-in users can see your page using "Only these people" to select a predefined group from the CMS. For more information about using this option, please but in request for help at https://cscommshelp.freshdesk.com

 If the content is of a sensitive nature, consider sharing it from Google Drive, Box, or another filesystem with more granular security controls.

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