Permissions in Deme control what users can see and do. If you are authorized, you can give other users permission to perform actions or take permissions away.
Let's say you're making a new text document and don't want anyone to see it.
- Open Permissions on the item.
- Under "Everyone", create a New Permission.
- From the new permission's dropdown menu, choose the "Do Anything" permission.
- Click the - Minus sign to make it a negative permission. This means that "Everyone" can not "Do Anything", hence won't be able to view, edit, etc our new item.
- Save your document. Since only you have the ability to "Do Anything" on the item, other users won't be able to see it, with the exception of the Admin.
Now let's say you want to show it to just one other person, Jane.
- Open the item Permissions.
- Click Assign a Permission to a User.
- In the popup, find Jane and add her.
- Go ahead and Show All permissions, and click the + Plus sign next to the ones necessary to show the text document, namely "View anything" and "Comment on".
- Save your document and now Jane will be able to view and comment on it.
You can also give a Collection of users permission to do something. Keep in mind that collection-wide permissions override permissions that apply to everyone, but individual permissions still over-ride Collection-wide permissions. To give a collection of users special permissions, simply click "Select Collection", select the desired collection of users, and then give the collection the desired permissions.