Security Categories allow you to restrict access to either the administrative or the constituent-facing pages of your site. The three basic security categories are:
- Administrators only - Pages or other objects (such as email campaigns or messages, donation forms, and news articles) that are placed in this category are only visible to Site Administrators
- General - Pages or other objects in this category are visible to any Site Visitor
- Registered users only - Pages or other objects in this category are not visible to end-users until they log in
When you create a web page or other object, you must assign a Security Category to specify who can access it. You can assign it to one of the three default categories or to a custom category.
Custom Security Categories allow you to refine access privileges. For example, you can make some end-user pages visible only to your Board Members; or you give a group of junior administrators the ability to author only a few PageBuilder pages for your Spring Gala. In these cases, you would create a Security Category for the pages and give a group permission to see (or manage) only the pages in that Security Category.