- Minimize content publications
- Minimize localization
- Make multiple schemas but reduce redundant work through embeddable schema
- Simplify selections by using Category and Keywords for text fields
Let's add one more: simplify permissions management. As promised, here's an implementation for a "brain-twisting requirement to manage permissions from a single parent publication." This can reduce the need to break inheritance or localize folders throughout the BluePrint and simplify your authorization model for the cost of some extra groups.
I really have to see and prove this out for more scenarios but so far this setup looks promising (i.e. test this out before going live).
- Use default rights groups as parents (e.g. Author, Editor, Chief Editor)
- Create subgroups for scope and permissions (e.g. Editor Global and Editor Local)
- Set these as children of the default groups, with scope set to a specific publication (level)
- Editor Global is a member of Editor with 020 Content scope
- Editor Local is a member of Editor with 040 Website scope
- Create "roll-up" groups such as All Authors and set these as children of the subgroups.
In your highest content publication, set folder permissions according to the following.
- Manage most author permissions in fewer (a single publication if you create most folders in 020 Content) publications
- Set users to an "all" roll-up group and get combined publication scope and permissions--add a user to this group and they get the combined, yet separately managed, permissions, rights, and publication scope
- Have the flexibility to mix-and-match subgroups if needed
Reminder: only change the "All Publications" scope setting for the subgroup membership. Leave the user membership, the roll-up group membership, and the "available for setting permissions" set to "All Publications."
See update below.* Manage your unique changes, not everything.
Now, anyone have some good tip on session and user management to test this all out?
Update: the full setup can include "ACL" groups for even read and write permissions across similar folders. Each time you set up a global folder, you could place it as part of (maybe a same-named) group for each. It's a bit extra work in the setup, but troubleshooting and managing this means you can add full sets of permissions just be adding/removing membership.
With an "ACL setup" you'd set "All Publications" for everything. But if only doing roll-up groups, you may need to adjust the scope membership settings as needed (e.g. the Editor All would belong to Editor Local with scope just set to the "Local" publication and so forth).