Page Ownership

Unlike most wiki systems, Doc5 has the underlying concept of page ownership and permissions. Only the owner of a page has the ability to change the permissions of that page.

When a page is first created, the creator becomes the owner of the page. The owner of a page has some special abilities that others do not. They can change the permissions assigned to the page; i.e. protect the page, mark it as private (hidden), assign other users access to private pages, and pass ownership of the page to another user.

All of the pages that a person owns will appear on their own preferences page.

Page ownership also allows users to claim ownership of categories.

Changing Page Ownership

If, for whatever reason, you want to pass ownership of a page to another person it is a simple change. You must obviously be the owner of the page and you must know the name of the person you wish to transfer ownership to.

View the page and click on the ‘Edit’ button. By clicking on the 'More' menu button below the content area, you will see a Change Ownership link which you can click on.

A new pop-up window will appear with an important message and a field to type in the new owner’s name. Read the message carefully, it’s important. As you type in the username, the system will check it matches a known user and auto-cpmplete the name and user name (e.g. Joseph Blogs (jbloggs)). 

If you click the ‘Change Owner’ button now, you will pass ownership of your page to the new user.

Important: Changing the ownership of a page is final. Once you save the changes you will not be able to do anything other than edit the page if it is not Protected. Only the new owner has the ability to give you back ownership.

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