You can use the Site shield feature to protect a website that is under development from unauthorized access, but to allow users without backend permissions to view it while it is been developed. For example, when stakeholders want to evaluate the progress of a website, but they do not have backend permissions.
PREREQUISITES: To use Site shield, you must have Multisite license and you must have configured your system to send emails. For more information, see Notification service: Send emails.
To activate the Site shield and allow certain users to view the site behind the shield, perform the following:
To browse the website, follow the link that you received by email.
The link contains an access token in the form of yoursite.com?accessToken=***. When you open the link in a browser, a cookie is added to the browser. You can continue to browse the website without the token. If you want to change the browser, you have to use the link with the token again.
After you have granted access to users, a list of all users that have access appears on the Site shield settings page.
The list displays the following information:
Using the Actions menu of each user, can perform the following:
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