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Sections help in managing your Content tree and permissions.


When managing your Content tree, you can designate any number of Content items as a separate Section. You can then use Sections to determine which User or User group has access to which part of your Content.

A User (or User group) can be assigned Policies which allow them to use any set of Sections. You can also grant Policies only for particular operations on Content: for example you can give a user the permissions to edit one Section, but only to view another.


See Managing permissions for an overview of the access control system in eZ.
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Managing sections

Sections can be managed from the Admin panel. In it you can view all existing Sections and change Content items which are assigned to them.

To access Section options, click Admin panel in the Navigation hub and select Sections.

The Sections table shows a list of all Sections set up in the system and the number of Content items assigned to them.

List of Sections in the system

Click Section name or identifier to view the details of the Section.


Possible operations


  • Click Assign to contents to open the Universal Discovery Widget and choose new content to put in a given section.
  • Click Edit to change the name or identifier of a section.
  • Click Delete to remove the selected section.

You can only delete a section if no content is assigned to it, otherwise the button is grayed out.

  • Click Create new Section and provide a name and identifier to create a new section. You can assign content to it later.


Each Content item is assigned to a Section. By default new Content is placed in the same Section as its parent.

If you want to unassign a Content item from a Section, you just need to assign it to a different one.