Controlling Access to Your Content Online with a Digital Publishing Platform

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Controlling Access to Your Online Content: Transcript

Access control is a topic we’ve touched on a couple of times, but what exactly does that mean? Well, let’s dig a little bit deeper. There’s a couple different ways your content can be viewed online. Whether or not you just allow access to your attendees and your members to physically view it on the screen. That’s all they can do. They can view it on their desktop, a laptop, a tablet or on their phone.

Do you want to give another level of access? Do you want to allow them to actually download this content? Take it off your site and do whatever they’d like with it? This is where you need to decide exactly how you want your members and attendees to view your content.

Now the next step is, who gets to view the content and what content do they get to view? What not necessarily is everything black and white. It’s not always just, this person has access, this person does not have access. Do you have different roles within your organization, different levels of memebership? A gold level member may get access to everything, forever. A silver level gets just the content from this year and a couple of previous archived years.

Now, you want to make sure you think your process through. Not only do you want to know the roles of membership, but also how long they get access. Do they get access just for a calendar year? Do they get access forever? These are all things you want to consider when you’re determining access control. How can they view the material? Who can view the material? And how long can they view the material? These are all ways that you can control your content and manage it as best as possible.

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