Manage knowledge articles by using content access levels

Content access levels give another level of control separate from web roles to be able to control access to knowledge articles in a portal. Content access levels make a well-designed knowledge base more capable to provide the right content to the right audience. This allows for more structured learning paths that keep irrelevant content from surfacing.

To turn on the content access level based filtering of knowledge articles on your portal, set the value of the KnowledgeManagement/ContentAccessLevel/Enabled site setting to true.

Create content access levels

  1. Log into Dynamics and navigate to Portals > Security > Content Access Levels.
  2. Click the New button in the ribbon.
  3. Fill in the Name and Description.
  4. Change Default Access Level from No to Yes if it should be the default.
  5. Click the Save button in the ribbon.

Assign content access levels to knowledge articles

  1. Open the Interactive Service Hub.
  2. Select the Knowledge Article you wish to edit or create a new article.
  3. Click Summary just above the progress bar.
  4. Under Related Information (third column) select the symbol that looks like a lock.
  5. Press + to add a new Content Access Level or the Trash Can symbol next to a Content Access Level to remove it.

Assign content access levels to portal users

  1. Log into Dynamics and navigate to Portals > Security > Contacts.
  2. Select the Contact you wish to edit.
  3. Under the Details tab, find the Content Access Levels section.
  4. Press + to add a new content access level or the Trash Can symbol next to a content access level to remove it.
Note

Content access levels can also be inherited to a user if assigned to a Web Role, Parent Contact, or Account that the user is connected to. This inheritance avoids the need to reassign/update content access levels at an individual level. Web Roles are assigned a content access level by navigating to Portals > Security > Web Roles and then following the same steps. Accounts are assigned a content access level by navigating to Sales > Accounts then selecting the account to edit. After the account is selected, find the Content Access Levels section on the right side of the screen and use the + and Trash Can buttons to add or remove a content access level.