This chapter describes the user roles and how to configure your users and groups to support the authoring and mangement of your mobile apps.
Members of the app-author group are responsible for authoring AEM mobile application content including pages, text, images, and videos.
Create a new user group called, 'app-authors':
Navigate to the User Admin Console: http://localhost:4502/libs/granite/security/content/groupadmin.html
From within the user group console, select the '+' button to create a the group.
Set the ID of this group to 'app-authors' to denote that it is a specific type of author user group specific to authoring mobile applications within AEM.
Members of the app-admins group can author application content with the same permissions included with app-authors AND in addition are also responsible for:
- Staging, publishing and clearing application ContentSync OTA updates
Permissions determine availability of some user actions in the AEM App Command Center.
You'll notice some options are not available for app-authors that are available for app-admins.
On the same Permissions console, add permissions to stage, publish and clear app content updates
- (Read, Modify, Create, Delete, Replicate) on /etc/packages/mobileapp
- (Read) on /var/contentsync
Package replication is used to publish app updates from author instance to publish instance
/var/contentsync access is denied OOTB.
Omitting the READ permission can result in empty update packages being built and replicated.