Desktop User Guides > Author > Creating questions and responses > Protecting questions
 
Protecting questions
You can protect individual questions from being edited by other users when you create the custom property, IsProtected. The property is set within a selected question's Custom Properties tab in the Details pane. Once in place, only users with the role of Can edit protected questions (as defined in UNICOM Intelligence Interviewer - Server Admin's User Administration activity) can modify the protected question labels and/or properties when working in UNICOM Intelligence Author Server Edition or when connected to a UNICOM Intelligence server from Author. You must manually set the IsProtected property for each question that you want to protect; the custom property does not govern an entire routing or .mdd file.
For more information on working with roles, see ‘User administration’ on page 81.
To protect a question
1 Select the appropriate question from the Routings or Questions pane.
2 Display the question's Custom Properties tab in the Design pane. For information on working with Design pane tabs, see UNICOM Intelligence Author: Design pane.
3 Type IsProtected in an empty Name field.
4 Enter True in the Value field.
5 Enter Authoring in the Context field.
To unprotect a question
1 Select a currently protected question from the Routings or Questions pane.
2 Display the question's Custom Properties tab in the Design pane.
3 Enter False for the IsProtected custom property.
See also
Creating questions and responses