Much has happened since we released sklera 3.8.1 (and yes, we totally forgot to press the big 'publish' button on that particular news entry) into the wild. We've been hard at work these past few months to both improve sklera in its existing functionality, as well as to bring new exciting features to our cloud driven digital signage. Center stage for sklera 3.9.1: our completely revamped user management and permissions system!
A new permissions system
Before we dig into it: nothing's changing for you. While we completely redid the inner workings of our user management and permissions systems, existing users will retain their assigned roles and access levels they had up until this point.
One aspect which repeatedly popped up in feedback from our users and customers was that said user roles were not flexible enough for their needs - especially if a user was to have access to multiple channels within sklera.
Under the current regime a user had exactly one role assigned to him/her - e.g. 'user', 'editor', 'manager'. This was a static role with a static set of permissions which applied to every channel the user was assigned to. Our new system allows a user to be assigned permissions in one of two ways:
It'd exceed the scope of this blog post to go into more detail - it's release notes, after all. You'll find a more in-depth view of our new permissions system in a separate article, as well as in the help pages of https://my.sklera.tv/help
Tweaks of existing features
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