Glossary

A-Z glossary of PageSeeder concepts

Group folder

Group folders are the main containers for URIs (essentially documents) in a group and can belong to different schemes, hosts and/or ports.

All documents and folders belong to at least one group folder. Each group folder contains its own tree of documents and folders.

Purpose

Because a group folder can be bound to its own scheme, host and port, it can be used to associate a set of documents within a group to another host or server.

It is also the primary mechanism for sharing documents and for providing public access to documents within a group.

Default group folders

Every group comes with two predefined group folders. These group folders are created when a group is created inheriting the default PageSeeder scheme, host and port defined for your system. 

Document rootThe document root is the default top level folder for the documents.
For example:
[psaddress]/ps/[project]/test/*
Comment rootUsed as a container to attach all general comments.
For example:
[psaddress]/ps/servlet/com.pageseeder.general/[groupid]/*

Public group folders

A public group folder can provide public access to a set of documents within a group even if that group is "private" (that is requiring login to access).  

Group folders vs folders

Both group folders and regular folders are used to organize documents.

Group folders are directly associated to documents: every document (and folder!) belongs to a group folder. This is a strong and direct association.

A regular folder shares the same scheme, host and port as its ancestor group folder. The documents within a regular folder share the same group folder, but apart from the sharing the same subpath they have nothing more in common: there is no direct association between a folder and the documents it contains, it is a weak association.

Group folder administration

Group folders can only be configured by administrators and group managers.

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