Locking Your Catalog for Edits
November 3, 2022
When colleges and universities work on their staging site for the next year's course catalog, they'll often want to lock their current catalog for editing. Depending on your accreditation requirements, you may not be able to make any changes to your catalog after publishing without marking them as official addendum. Our course catalog software has an easy-to-use feature that lets you lock a site to unwanted edits, with bypasses for the cases where you need to make adjustments.
If you want to prevent any changes being made to your catalog site, you can fully lock it to all edits. Users who are currently logged in will be logged out, and no one will be able to log in to make edits.
The site lock is typically controlled by your catalog admin, who is still able to log in to lock or unlock the site.
What users see when they try to log in on a catalog site that's fully locked.
Enable Select Users to Make Edits and Addenda
In some cases, you may want to prevent most edits to your catalog, but allow a select group of users to still log in and make important changes. For that, you can configure what users — either by username or by role — can log in and make edits. Any other users will be prevented from logging in.
Configuration for locking your site, but allowing select edits.