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Assigning Permission Groups to Categories
Updated by River Sloane
HelpDocs supports article-level permissions so you can control exactly which users can see which articles.
Sometimes you want an entire category of articles to share the same permission groups. That's where Default Permission Groups for categories come in.
When you create an article in a category that has default permission groups set the article will inherit those groups.
But don't worry—the two are independent. An article can have different permissions to its category and we give you an easy way to spot the difference 🎉
Assigning Default Permission Groups to Categories
If you want all new articles within a category to take the same Permissions you can assign Permissions to a category itself.
- Head to Content
- Hit the Permissions Icon on the category you'd like to add Permissions to
- Add your Permissions
- Hit Apply Changes
Understanding Permissions Group Indicators
When you haven't got any permission groups assigned to a category the Permissions icon is hidden until you hover. Once you set permission groups there's two different indicators that'll you'll need to look out for.
You'll notice a pink indicator next to the permission icon if the category has Permissions and any of the following are true:
- it's a top level category
- its parent category does not have default permission groups
- it shares the same default permission groups as its parent category
A yellow indicator will show if the category has a parent category with permissions that differ from its own.
It's nothing to worry about. It just shows you that you've set different permissions on this category than its parent.