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Message Boards Permissions Reference

This article documents permissions in the Message Boards widget and serves as a reference when assigning permissions to users and roles. To learn more about DXP Roles and Permissions in general, see Roles and Permissions.

Home Category Permissions

The Message Boards permissions screen is for granting and revoking access to Message Boards functions.

  1. Navigate to the Site Administration for the host site (for example, Liferay DXP’s guest site).

  2. Click Content & DataMessage Boards.

  3. Click the Options icon (Options) then Home Category Permissions.

    Assigning Permissions to Site Roles

The permissions enable users who have a particular Role to perform the following actions:

Permission Name Description
Permissions: Grants the ability to view and modify permissions.
Add File: Grants the ability to attach a file to a message.
Ban User: Grants the ability to forbid a user from participating in the message board.
Add Category: Add a new category to the message board.
Reply to Message: Respond to an existing message.
Lock Thread: Stop any further additions or modifications to a thread's messages.
Subscribe: Receive notifications on new and modified posts.
View: View all the contents of message threads.
Add Message: Post a new thread.
Move Thread: Move a thread to a different category or subcategory.
Update Thread Priority: Modify a thread's priority.

Widget Permissions

After adding a Message Boards widget to a page, administrators can access that widget instance’s general permissions. To do so, select the widget’s Options menu (Options) and select Permissions.

Assigning Widget Permissions

Permission Name Description
Permissions: Grants the ability to view and modify the widget's permissions.
Preferences: Grants the ability to view and modify widget's preferences.
Configuration: Grants the ability to view and modify the widget's configurations.
View: Grants the ability to view the widget.
Add to Page: Grants the ability to add the widget to a site page.

General Category Permissions

This set of permissions determine what changes Guests and Site Members can make to a Category.

General Category Permissions

Permission Name Description
Delete: Remove the category.
Permissions: View and modify permissions.
Add File: Attach a file to any of your messages.
Reply to Message: Respond to existing messages.
Lock Thread: Stop any further additions or modifications to a thread's messages.
Update: Edit the category.
Subscribe: Receive notifications on new and modified posts.
View: View the category.
Add Message: Post a new thread.
Move Thread: Move a thread to a different category or subcategory.
Add Subcategory: Add a new category within this category.
Update Thread Priority: Modify a thread's priority.

Thread Permissions

This set of permissions determine what changes users can make to a Thread.

Permission Name Description
Delete: Remove the thread.
Permissions: Grant/revoke thread permissions.
Update: Edit the thread.
Subscribe: Receive notifications for thread activity.
View: View the thread.