JGU Auth: Visibility / Intranet settings

By default, all new WordPress blogs are public.

How do I get an Intranet?

WordPress is not an Intranet, it is not made for this goal. At this time (April 2020), Sharepoint is the Intranet we offer.

Kind of an Intranet with WordPress and JGU Auth

The activation is done by the Webmaster. 'JGU-Auth' can be deactivated at any time. It was developped as a help for situations where blog posts and pages are (initially) intended only for members of the university, but not (or not yet) for the general public.

All  pages and posts should be only accessible after a login with the university account

We are setting this for you. Media (Pictures, PDFs etc) are not secured by this!

This content will not be indexed by public search engines.

All pages/posts should be accessible to a group of people

We are setting this for you. We should talk. It depends, whether there exists a Rights Group that we can use.

Only some pages and posts should be accessible after a login

After activating the JGU Auth Plugin for you, you decide which page to protect.

On each page you enter (as a minimum protection) "alle" at Access restrictions for groups of the JGU active directory

You may enter an AD group name. Contact your local administrator, she will know about group names.

Protext pages without JGU-Auth

Even if 'JGU-Auth' is not activated, WordPress has its own built-in functionality for reducing the visibilty of posts or pages from 'public' to  'private'.

You will find these settings when editing pages or posts in the upper right corner of the dashboard inside the 'Publish' box:
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'Password protected' it is not advisable to choose this setting unless you know what you are doing. Works only inside the university! If you are outside and do not use VPN, the user will always get a "password ist wrong"!

'Private' means that only autors logged in to the backend/dashboard of your blog (and system administrators) will be able to see this. If you are not logged on, you will receive a "Page not found" error message.

Both settings will exclude public search engines from indexing the content of these posts/pages.