Setting Up Content Freeze
During a content freeze, only groups and users specified by the administrator can access the CMS client. We recommend using this feature when performing site maintenance.
You can pre-schedule content freezes for as long or short as necessary. The CMS can only schedule one content freeze at a time.
- Navigate to
- Enter when the content freeze will start in the Start Date
and Start Time fields. NoteStart Date and Start Time reflects the current user's timezone. After clicking Start Content Freeze, the time saves as the UTC time value.
- Enter how many hours the content freeze will last in the Duration (hours) field.
- Click Add Users and/or Groups. The Select Groups and/or Users dialog displays.
- Choose users and groups from their respective tabs and click Confirm
Selection. The selections display in the Allowed
Users and Allowed Groups fields.
- Optional: Enter a message about the content freeze details in the Message for
Content Freeze field. Upon log in, this message displays to users and
groups excluded from the Allowed Users and Allowed
Groups fields. NoteRegardless of whether you include a message, a content freeze notification displays to excluded users who attempt to log in to the CMS. If you enter a message, the message displays in the notification. For example:
- Select or clear the Send notifications to denied users upon content freeze invoke or change checkbox. If selected, this option sends a content freeze notification email to users excluded from the Allowed Users and Allowed Groups fields.
- Click Start Content Freeze.Version Notes: CMS 10.5
When a content freeze is active, the snowflake icon displays on the CMS Login page.NoteTo deactivate a content freeze, click Cancel Content Freeze.