JWT reader group(s)
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The JWT reader accounts can be associated with any existing reader groups on the Document360 project and the group restrictions can be applied to access specific content in the knowledge base. The JWT reader group is the same as a regular Document360 reader group with the same restriction settings.


What are reader groups in Document360?

Reader groups function as assignable sets of permissions that limit what a user can read or view on any private knowledge base. Readers are required to log in with their credentials to access any private knowledge base on Document360.

For ex. The sales team requires access to the pricing and billing articles, but they do not need access to the API or any other core technical articles. To address this requirement, a reader group can be created in the Document360 private project with access limited to the pricing category, and then the sales team member can be assigned to that reader group.


Reader Group Ids

For JWT SSO-enabled projects, a user can view and obtain Group Id from Settings → Security → Access & Security → Access → Reader groups tab. The Group Id would be available below each reader group along with the copy icon at the right. Copy the required Group Id and configure it on your Payload.

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Reader Group Id availability

The reader Group Id would only be available for JWT configured projects and not regular private knowledge base projects.


Enabling JWT reader groups

  1. Obtain and copy the Reader Group Id by following the steps mentioned in the above section (Reader Group Ids)
  2. You can follow the below mentioned JSON format and configure the relevant reader Group Ids
Json Format

{
"username" = "firstname + lastname",
"firstName" = "firstname",
"lastName" = "lastname",
"emailId" = "user emailId",
"readerGroupIds": ["26b3812e-7879-4407-b1c9-5755c32b886a", "674eadcd-793f-4131-b1e0-c1f055cc83b7"],
"tokenValidity": 15 //minutes
}
  1. Paste the copied Reader Group Id in the ReaderGroupIds field like in the example shown above
  2. You can also add multiple Reader Group Ids using the comma (,) separation
    For ex.

"readerGroupIds": ["26b3812e-7879-4407-b1c9-5755c32b886a", "674eadcd-793f-4131-b1e0-c1f055cc83b7"]

  1. The token validity (in minutes) for the JWT reader can also be set

Add/Remove Group Ids in the Payload configuration

If a user adds or deletes a Group Id from the existing configuration on the Payload, this change would come into pass only after the current session (token validity) is completed.

For ex. Let's say the token validity is set as 30 minutes, the user decides to add a new Group Id in the Payload using comma (,) separation. This change would be amended only after the current session (30 minutes) is complete. The same case applies if a Group Id is removed from an existing configuration.

When the JWT reader in the group authenticates and accesses the private knowledge base, the existing reader group restriction would be applicable and the reader can only access the permitted project version, language, category, or articles.


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