Now Available in DPS 2015: Restricted Collections


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We’re very happy to announce that the latest DPS 2015 feature release in late December included the much anticipated Restricted Collections feature. With this powerful new feature, content producers and administrators have the ability to control the exact content that each user is able to see within an app, creating endless possibilities for delivering highly customized and targeted user experiences.

Let’s explore a few scenarios where this feature can make a big impact on your business. If your sales organization has an app that contains information on multiple product lines, you can used Restricted Collections to customize content for individual sales reps based on what is relevant to them. Rather than clutter up their app experience with every product line, simply set the Restricted Collection rules to select the right content for the right people. Perhaps your company has an app that the HR team uses as a recruiting tool and is available publicly. With Restricted Collections, you can easily add internal content that only employees could access once they sign in.

Example of restricted collections within a browse page

Example of restricted collections within a browse page

How It Works

Restricted Collections operates off of a user’s sign-in credentials. Once authenticated, the application viewer will check to see which collections a user is entitled to see. To take advantage of this new Restricted Collections feature within your application, you must first enable Direct Entitlement within the project settings. The entitlement database that the user is authenticating against must return back a listing of collection product IDs that the user has access to. A content producer using the DPS 2015 dashboard can edit a collection’s product ID (under the products and subscription dashboard panel) to specify it as restricted. Keep in mind when editing product IDs that multiple collections can use the same product ID.

Product ID settings to define a collection as restricted

Product ID settings to define a collection as restricted

We’re really excited to bring you Restricted Collections within DPS 2015. This opens the door for enterprises seeking additional flexibility in delivering content to large and varied audiences. Check out this video for more details:

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