Sitecore Standard Template: Security Section

This blog post contains information about the fields in the Security section of the standard template in the Sitecore ASP.NET web Content Management System (CMS) and Experience Platform (XP). For more information about the standard template and topics mentioned in this blog post, see the links in the Resources section at the end of this page.

The Security section of the Sitecore standard template contains the following fields:

  • __Owner (Sitecore.FieldIDs.Owner): Identifies the CMS user that owns the item. From what I can tell, the owner is typically the user who created the item or its latest version in a language, although it is possible to change ownership of an item explicitly through the UI (or by changing the value in this field). Note that the owner does not necessarily own the current lock (the __Lock field in the Workflow section specifies the current lock owner, if any).
  • __Security (Sitecore.FieldIDs.Security): Defines access rights for the item. One key thing to remember here is that when you change access rights for an item, you must publish those changes to any relevant publishing target database(s).