Enterprise Grade Advanced Permissions in concrete5 Version 5.6

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Fastest growing open source CMS is ready to handle the largest of challenges.

Concrete CMS was originally developed to deliver pixel perfect websites that required no training to manage for brands including Kettle Foods and the National Guard. When the software went open source in 2008, hundreds of thousands of smaller clients engaged with the intuitive in-context editing experience. With this new release, the granular advanced permissions a large organization needs to manage a complicated web presence have been rethought from the bottom up, and can now easily handle the most complicated of workflow scenarios.

“We’ve been helping several internationally well known brands migrate their web presence to concrete5, which has afforded us the opportunity to really build a very powerful permissions system the right way from the bottom up.” says CEO Franz Maruna. “We’ve always known there’s a huge benefit to an organization if editing their website is as easy as editing a Word document, but sometimes it’s been difficult to temper that ease of use with the accountability and control a larger company or government agency needs. Now we can deliver all of the speed to market benefits of a middleware-based CMS, but with the control and workflow requirements of an offline enterprise web publishing system like TeamSite or RedDot.”

“Advanced permissions in version 5.6 are extremely detailed and very extendable,” says CTO Andrew Embler. “Right out of the box you can assign different groups, users, combinations of groups, or even access entities like ‘Page Owner’ or ‘File Uploader’ to permissions as granular as changing the page name or a specific attribute on the page. You can go deeper, though, and create exclusions, timed permission sets, workflow triggers or even build new permissions to manage functionality that you’re creating as a developer. It’s really a very powerful and very flexible way of handling any and all access to a concrete5 site.”

Just like its namesake, concrete5 is a building material for the web that is flexible and beloved by customers operating at vastly different scales.

About concrete5
Concrete CMS Inc. is a leading developer of next- generation open source solutions for web sites. The company's flagship product, concrete5, combines the ease-of-use of a blogging platform with the flexibility and power of a web development platform. To date, hundreds of thousands of advertising and creative agencies and web developers around the world have downloaded concrete5 for free and used the technology to quickly and inexpensively build enterprise-quality web sites that can be updated by end users. concrete CMS is a privately held company based in Portland, Oregon, and manages the concrete5.org project. For more information, please visit http://www.concrete5.org.

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