WiscWeb CMS - Unable to Edit Document and "Not Authorized" Error
This document describes issues WiscWeb CMS users may encounter when attempting to edit documents.
Red Dot with Slash
If you open a content block for editing and see a red dot with a slash on it, it means that there is some restriction that won't allow you to make edits. Hovering your mouse over the slash will give you a message with more information.
You Have No Rights To Edit This Element
Page Saved As Draft By
Page Is Being Edited By
This Page is Waiting For Correction by Another User
Due to restrictions on your account, you do not have permission to make changes on this item. Usually, this is because an administrator has intentionally set limits on your group.
If it is an element that you are supposed to have access to, there may be an error in the configuration of the website's Authorization Packages.
Another user, who has the given netid, has been editing this element and currently has it saved as a draft. They must release it to workflow before anyone else will be able to make changes.
Another user currently has the element open. They need to close the element before anyone else may edit it. If that user has made changes, they will also need to submit it to workflow.
Someone else has edited the page, submitted their changes, and had those changes rejected by an administrator. That person now needs to correct any issues with their edit, so that it can be approved by an administrator and opened again for editing.
You Are Not Authorized for this Page
The error message "You are not Authorized for this Page" occurs in two situations.
- The page has never been fully published. The draft author will need to use the Tasks tab to submit the draft to workflow so that it can be reviewed by others. See WiscWeb CMS - Publishing Part 1: Submitting Changes to Workflow.
- The page has been deleted. If you need to access a deleted page to see its contents, please follow the instructions in WiscWeb CMS - Restoring a deleted page or block.