Forum Access Permission is a security rule that can be assigned to a particular forum and web role that can restrict particular users from viewing the forum or granting particular users the ability to moderate a forum within the website.

Managing Forum Access Permissions in CRM

Creating, editing, and deleting forum access permissions can be done within Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

  • Login to CRM
  • Navigate to Community
  • Click Forum Access Permissions

To create a new forum access permission

  • Click New

To edit an existing forum access permission

  • Double-click on an existing Forum Access Permission listed in the grid


  • Specify values for the fields provided
  • Click Save & Close


A Web Role must be assigned for the rule to apply for users associated with the given role. See Web Roles.

Attributes & Relationships

The table below explains many of the Forum Access Permission attributes used by Adxstudio Portals.

Name Description
Name A name used for reference within the CRM.
Forum The forum associated with the permission. 

The permission setting can be one of the following:

  • Restrict Read
  • Grant Change

Restrict Read prevents viewing of the forum for users in a web role associated with the rule.

Grant Change allows a user in a web role associated with the rule to moderate the forum. Grant Change takes precedence over Restrict Read.