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Managing a Category

You can move sub-categories or events by selecting them using the checkboxes and clicking on the horizontal arrows on your right. You are then prompted to choose the new location of the events/sub-categories.

To delete a sub-category and anything it contains or an event, select it and click on the bin. Categories cannot be deleted if they are not empty.


From the Management Area you can protect your category in terms of who can view it, who is its manager and who can create events in the category.

Manager(s) can be added to a category to allow access to the Management Area for modification. Category managers are either those listed in the category protection view or Indico administrators. The creator of a category will be able to modify it without being listed.

Protection mode: A category can be: - Public: Anyone can view events in it, or - Inheriting: The protection mode of the parent category (see breadcrumbs under the page top banner) applies, or - Protected: Only those users in the Access control list or administrators can access the category.

When a Category has Inheriting or Protected mode, the manager(s) can define contact information to be shown to non-authorised viewers, so users with no access will know who to contact in order to request access.

Important note for the Inheriting protection mode: Changing the parent's protection will change the protection of its sub-categories.

Event visibility: This is not related to category viewing rights - those are regulated by the Protection mode explained above. The choice offered, allows you to decide whether events in this category will be shown in Today's events and the Calendar from everywhere or from some parent categories only.

Event creation settings: You can restrict who is able to add events to the category. If you do so, you will need to add users or groups to the list in order to allow them to add events.