From the very earliest days the Affino Solution has been imbued with the facility to make significant wide-ranging impacts through changing just a few settings. This philosophy is rooted in ’Global Controls’ on the Channel level - which then filter down / trickle down through underlying hierarchy and content. This means for instance that you can secure and lock down large parts of your sites very quickly and through the fewest of key-strokes.
There are an equal amount of occasions when you desire very fine granular control over your content - meaning that each article can have its own unique Security Right or be opted in or out as required. These two approaches work in tandem to provide you with the ultimate in flexibility and productivity.
You can fine-tune your Security Protocols and easily change and adapt security models based on the relevant context. At a core level, the permissioning exists of assigning securities to content, as and where they are required on your site, and conversely to individuals as permissions, directly, or through security group memberships which can be permanent or assigned temporarily. The granularity means that different user interface elements as well as the content can be secured - so that different user groups not only get presented with different content, but a differentiated interface too.
Content Security Rights can assigned in the guise of subscriptions and memberships, even temporary download rights, all of which can be sold either online but also directly through the Pro Forma sales. So much in Affino has Security and permissioning at its core which allows for great flexibility when it comes to your commercial models.
As with most things in Affino, it is the scale and scope covered, and how integral and pervasive security is across everything. When compared to Enterprise Stack solutions using multiple API and different connecting databases. Affino has just a core singular database, managed by a core single CRM - meaning that you are instantly and immediately connected to all activities.
You apply the same logic and same security policy throughout all the different types of content, which gives you much better overview and control over who should be able to do what. Only Affino gives you that instant at-a-glance status where you can be 100% of what is going on on your site.
The dynamic mix of Global Settings with granular refinements allows you to get the best of both worlds - blanket-setting security via Channel or Section Level and filtering further with individually applied securities. In security it is the API points - the transitional points which have historically been the main weaknesses - with is single customer records, tight controls, and with all related information available Affino minimises the points at which security can be intercepted or altered without being clearly visible.
Nearly all Affino Sites feature Registration and Login, many feature blogs and collaboration groups, relatively few use Public Profiles actively. We've always liked the way FG Insight do their Login page, Registration is a bit of a different matter - like checkout - where you want to focus the user on a single task - with no distractions, so Registations tend to be very vanilla. Procurement Leaders make use of nearly every Affino component, Inside Housing is classic Professionals' Resource, and of course we would like to thing we've got most things right on Affino.com