Creating Teams to Empower Site Members

If you have an ad hoc group of Users who perform the same set of tasks in a Site, you can organize them into Site Teams, and then assign the team permissions for various site-specific functions. Site Teams are the preferred method for collecting permissions within a single Site. Some common functions to assign a Site Team include

  • Moderating site Wiki content
  • Managing Message Boards threads
  • Writing blogs
  • Editing a specific page in the site

If your Site has Message Boards, you might want to enable a subset of the Site’s members to moderate the categories and threads, and perhaps to ban abusive/offensive posters. To do this, you could create a Site Team named Lunar Resort Message Board Moderators, define the team’s permissions in the Message Boards application, and assign the desired Site members to the team.

The permissions assigned to a Site Team only apply to that Site. The two key features of Teams are that they are limited to their Sites and that they empower Site Administrators to manage permissions for their Sites since Site Administrators cannot create new Roles.

To create a team within a Site,

  1. Go to the Site Administration page of your Site.

  2. Select PeopleTeams.

    It’s important to note that configuring other Site membership groupings, such as Users, Organizations, and User Groups can be done in the Site Memberships app, which is also in the Members tab. You can visit User Management for more information on how Site memberships work.

  3. Finally, click the Add Team icon (Add Team).

    Figure 1: Creating teams within your site can foster teamwork and collaboration, as team permissions enable team members to access the same resources and perform the same types of tasks.

    Figure 1: Creating teams within your site can foster teamwork and collaboration, as team permissions enable team members to access the same resources and perform the same types of tasks.

  4. Enter a name and a description and click Save. Your new team shows in the list.

  5. To add members, click on the team name link and then select Add Team Members.

To manage a team’s permissions, click the Actions icon (Actions) and select Permissions for that team. Setting permissions for the team assigns those permissions to all the team’s members. Only administrators who can edit/manage the team can manage team permissions.

If you created a team whose task is to moderate the Message Boards, for example, you’d want to give the team all the permissions they’d need.

  1. Go to Site AdministrationContent & DataMessage Boards.

  2. Select Home Category Permissions from the Options icon (Options) in the top right of the screen.

  3. Find the Team in the Role column and select the appropriate permissions.

Figure 2: The Lunar Resort Message Board Moderators Site Team has unlimited permissions on the Message Boards application.

Figure 2: The Lunar Resort Message Board Moderators Site Team has unlimited permissions on the Message Boards application.

That’s it! It’s easy to give groups of Site Users permissions to perform their tasks.

These tutorials have introduced you to Liferay DXP Site management. You’ve learned how to use Liferay DXP to create multiple Sites with different membership types. You’ve also seen how easy it is to create and manage Sites and to create and manage pages within Sites. Next, you’ll begin working with web content.

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