Access Permissions allow you to restrict the viewing of a page's content by forcing a visitor to login using a password that has been set or by using their member profile information. If you have given the member, or a group that the member belongs to, permission to access the page, they will see the content once they login.
Working with Access Permissions
First, access and edit the page that you are wanting to work with and then click on the 'Access Permissions' tab in the lower portion of the right hand column of the screen below all of the page options. A modal window will display allowing you to work with the Access Permissions for the page.
Next, check the box that states 'Activate Access Restrictions'.
You can now select to either password protect the page or select profiles from your members in your People area that should be allowed to log into the page to see content.
To set password protection for the page, select the option for Password Protection and then enter the password you would like to use for the page. Click the Save button.
To setup restrictions to particular groups or profiles within your People area, select the option for 'Selected People' and enter the name, email address, or group to begin to filter your list of members to provide access to. As you type, the system will instantly display the groups, individual profiles, or both that you would like to grant access to the page. Just because a profile exists in your database does not mean that they can access the page. Click the 'add' link on the profile to add the profile to the restriction set or the 'add' link on the group to give any profiles within that group (both now and any profiles added in the future) access to the page.The profile will use their username and password they setup during the registration process or that you assigned to them when you created them inside your People tab to gain access to the page's content.
You can check the box for 'Notify people via email' which will allow you to enter an optional message to be included in the email that is sent which will give them a link to the page on the site and tell them that they have been given access to it.
If your permission set also applies to the subpages of the page you are working on, you can click the "Apply to Subpages" button which will allow you to write the same permission set for the subpages so that you do not have to do it manually page by page.
If you need to make any changes to the permission settings, add or remove profiles, or remove protection completely, you can do so by clicking on the Access Restrictions tab again below the page options and adjust any setting that you may need.