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Is there a way to temporarily remove access for all non-Administrator users?

SandraTerry_540791 Member Posts: 40 Blue Ribbon
edited Jun 29, 2017 1:22AM in WebCenter Content


There will be a major restructuring happening this following weekend that will affect metadata and document security.

Updating documents may take more than a day so I would like to prevent access to all users until after the update is complete.

Is this possible?

Kind  Regards,




  • Vikram Yadav
    Vikram Yadav Member Posts: 132
    edited Jun 27, 2017 12:48PM

    That depends how you have configured your authentication and authorization model.

    but in simple terms you can update all roles and temporarily removes access on all security groups from each role except admin/sysmanager which are normally given to admin users. Make sure you take back up of your roles by creating a CMU of roles before doing updates.

    Other way is, if downtime is allowed then you can stop the web server of your environment and you cna directly access the content server using application server urls e.g. http://<appserverhostname>:16200/cs

    Thanks & Regards,


  • Srinath Menon-Oracle
    Srinath Menon-Oracle Posts: 6,291 Employee
    edited Jun 29, 2017 1:22AM

    Hi Sandra ,

    I think you can create a credential map where in put all the non-admin roles and map them to be guest , something like this :



    Then from the user admin applet , you can select guest role and remove the access to all security groups.

    What this achieves is no major modification of your system roles and setttings but at the same time would remove all users access to contents and folders .

    Test this and update the results .



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