Security Domains

Security Domains

Security Domains

  • Used to administer a group of Sitecore user accounts and roles as a unit
  • Contain user and role definitions, including user profiles and passwords
  • Function and behave similar to Active Directory domains
  • Must contain a unique name
  • Do not contain access right settings

Context Domains

  • The domain associated with a particular logical Web site
  • The two context domains included with Sitecore are Sitecore and Extranet
  • A Sitecore solution can also contain any number of custom context domains

Sitecore Domain

  • Context domain associated with the CMS users and roles
  • Contains the security information for content authors, developers, and administrators who build and maintain the Web site
  • Used to administer the user accounts for users who need access to the Sitecore client tools
  • Used to administer the Sitecore Client roles for accessing the Sitecore client tools
  • Used to administer custom roles for managing access to items in the Content Tree

Extranet Domain

  • Context domain associated with Web site users and roles
  • Contains the security information regarding who can access the published web site
  • Used to administer user accounts for site visitors
  • Used to administer custom roles for managing read access to site content
  • Members can access the Sitecore client tools when they are assigned to roles that provide permissions to the Sitecore tools

Domain Types

  • Global means that the domain shows information about accounts defined in all the domains on the system to users who are members of the domain
  • Locally Managed means that the domain only shows information about accounts defined within the domain to users who are members of the domain

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