CM Download (CMDM) - Users - Access Permissions

Access Permissions Settings

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After installing the CM Download Manager, the admin can very quickly and simply change the access permissions to specify which users can view and download the files in the download manager. 

The admin can also restrict access to downloads based on user roles. For example, you could allow only users who are also editors to submit downloads. Or, you could limit the viewing of downloads to those users who have logged in. 

To adjust the access permissions settings, first, navigate to the Access and Moderation tab in the plugin settings.

Under the Access section, the admin can choose who can:

  • Add downloads
  • View downloads
  • Use preview and media player
  • Download files
  • Approve new downloads
  • Use the "Browse WP upload dir" (server-side file browser) on the upload page

The options depend on each permission, and can include:

  • If you choose the option "Users from specific user groups", you will then be prompted to select the user groups you would like to give access to.
  • You can choose to let the download author decide who has access to his/her download. This means that the "Add Download" form will include a field where the author chooses who can view/download the file. 

Creating Categories

Below the admin can allow users to create their own download categories on the upload page. Additionally, the admin can opt to use the custom WordPress page for the "Access Denied" view. 

Permissions For Each Category

It's possible to restrict certain roles from adding, editing and deleting files for each category. To do this, simply edit the relevant category. Check the specific guide for more information.

Displaying Only Files From the Admin

Starting from version 3.17.8, it's possible to show a user only files uploaded by the admin. This means files uploaded by other users won't be visible.

To configure this, head to Index Page → Index page general settings. From there, enable the option "Display only admin downloads to users", as shown:

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