Permisssion introduction

  1. Permisssion introduction
    1. Policy example
    2. Role variables
    3. Typical permissions
    4. Refererances

The permission system of digimaker is essential for data management. The principle is to have the power of access control, at same time make it easy for developers to develop, maintain.


  • Define permission rules in json file(configs/policies.json)
  • Content related permission like read/create/update/delete. Also customized permission&rules are supported
  • Support attribute-level permission, eg. some user can only create/update some fields
  • Support custom variables in role, which are role content fields
  • Can debug permission

Main concepts:

  • Role, which can be assigned to a user, and include policies
  • Policy, which defined a set of accesses

Policy example

Below is a policies example, under configs/policies.json. It means the user with this policy will be able to create and read article without other restrictions.

    "operation": ["content/read", "content/create"],
    "limited_to": {
      "contenttype": ["article"]

Role variables

Since role is a content, it’s fields can be extended. It’s possible to use role’s field value as ‘variable’ in policies. This is useful for example multi-site editors, members, temporary access, where the real context is better done in administration console instead of config file.

In screenshot above, we set a role’s “under folder” to be “Demo” folder. In the poclies if we have policy like below, users assgned to the editor role will be limited to read content under “demo”.

  "operation": ["content/read"],
  "limited_to": {

See how to define and use role variable

Typical permissions

Typical permission are like

  • fetching based on content type, parent,etc
  • operations(eg. create content, update, delete) based on content type, parent, author(self)
  • updated fields when updating - attribute level permission
  • non-content operation like login, left menu of eui, etc