Coveo Cloud V2 Management of Security Identities and Item Permissions

Many enterprise systems are secured, meaning that users must authenticate to access the system and have the appropriate permissions to retrieve a specific item in the system. Each secured enterprise system type has its own permission model, i.e., a set of rules determining who can access an item.

Coveo Cloud can fully respect the permission model of each of its supported content sources, thus ensuring that every search result is returned only to the search users allowed to access it. To achieve this level of protection, Coveo Cloud V2 crawlers extract the permissions associated to each item at the same moment they extract the item data, which ensures that every piece of information is correctly protected.

This series of topics provides an overview of the permission management within Coveo Cloud, as well as a glossary of the most important related terms (see Glossary).

To place the focus on item permission management, all the examples in this series of topics assume that the query made by the search page user matches the title of the desired items.

What’s Next?

In a basic secured search scenario, a user makes a query using a security identity allowed to access an item, and the desired item is returned in the search results (see Basic Secured Search).