Permissions and Site Hierarchy

Permissions and Site Hierarchy

All groups/sites added to the system are added within a hierarchy. This is done for several reasons:

  1. To organize the sites based on where they are in the university, and to style them appropriately based on that location.
  2. To allow global web admins permission to all sites in the system

The top level of the hierarchy is a group called "Global Web Admins". It is not a subgroup of any other group.

Underneath this group, there are five groups at the same level:

  • University Level Sites
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • Evening Weekend Online
  • Associate.

All other sites will be assigned to one of the five groups above, depending on where the department falls. These sites will gather their display/theming information from whichever parent group they are a part of.