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Update Space & Tool Security Settings
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Written by Toshi Dávila
Updated over a week ago

Assembla Spaces are designed to allow you to regulate which information you want to share and which you want to keep private.

When you create a new Space, it is Private by default (Non-Member Access = None), but you can change it to Public from the Admin tab. A Private Space is invisible to people who are not a member of your Space. It will not appear in searches by non-team members. If you change your Space to Public (Non-Member Access = View or Edit), your Space can appear in search results for anyone, including non-Assembla users.

Permission Levels in Assembla

  1. All: The default permission for Owners. It grants the user access to all of the settings in a Space, including taking ownership. So you should be careful who you grant ALL permissions to.

  2.  Edit: The default permission for Members. It allows them to create, edit, or remove content such as tickets, code, files, etc.

  3. View: The default permission for Watchers. It allows them access only to view the Space, but not to make changes.

  4. None: The default permissions on all new Spaces. If this one is changed to View, your space will change from Private to Public and users outside your space will have access to your content.

Permissions at the Space Level

To access your Space’s security settings, you must be an Admin for that space. Open the Admin page and then click on the Security section. 

Levels of access (either View, Edit, or All) can be set for team members, watchers, and non-members. Additionally, IP addresses can be designated as Watchers.

Non-member access can also be set as either View, Edit, All, or None and the Space can be made public by checking the Anybody can join this space box. 

Finally, IP addresses can also be whitelisted and allowed to connect to the Space.

Additionally, the level of access required to view the “Team Tab” can be set to None, Owner, Member, or Watcher.

To ensure your changes are kept, make sure you click on Save Changes before leaving the page.

Permissions at the Tool Level

You may want to choose a specific permission for each of the Tools. For example, you might want your Watchers to be able to see the Wiki Page but not the Tickets Tool. Custom Permissions can be set for each tool installed in your Space, including individual repositories of any type. Access can be changed (to None, View, Edit, or All) for Team Members, Watchers, as well as Public Access.

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