Tree Actions

    Items in an Umbraco Tree can have associated Actions. The actions visible to the currently logged in user can be controlled via User Permissions.

    You can set a User's permissions for each item in the Umbraco Content tree from the User Section of the Umbraco Backoffice.

    If you are developing a custom section, or a custom Dashboard, you might want to display some different options based on a User's permission set on a particular item.

    For example, on a custom dashboard you might add a quick 'Create a Blog Post' button for an editor, but only if that editor has permissions to create a blog post. You could create some sort of API endpoint, to call from your AngularJS controller, that in turn uses the UserService to return the current user's permissions. Then you can see whether they have the required permission to 'create' within the site's blog section.

    bool canCreateBlogs = false;
    var user = _userService.GetByEmail(email);
    var userPermissionsForBlog = _userService.GetPermissions(user, blogId);
    foreach (var permission in userPermissionsForBlog)
        if (permission.AssignedPermissions.Contains("C"))
            canCreateBlogs = true;

    But how to know which letter corresponds to which Tree Action?

    Each tree action in Umbraco implements the IAction interface, and each Action has a corresponding 'Letter', and a boolean value describing whether permissions can be assigned for an action.

    public interface IAction : IDiscoverable
        char Letter {get;}
        bool ShowInNotifier {get;}
        bool CanBePermissionAssigned {get;}
        string Icon {get;}
        string Alias {get;}
        string JsFunctionName {get;}
        /// <summary>
        /// A path to a supporting JavaScript file for the IAction. A script tag will be rendered out with the reference to the  JavaScript file.
        /// </summary>
        string JsSource {get;}

    When you pull back the AssignedPermissions for a user on a particular item, it is these letters that indicate which actions the User is permitted to perform in the context of the tree item.

    User Permission Codes

    Here is a list of the tree actions and associated user permission codes shipped by Umbraco CMS and add-on projects (such as Umbraco Deploy), as well as those used by some community packages.

    If building a package or adding custom tree actions to your solution, it's important to pick a permission letter that doesn't clash with one of these.

    If you have created a package using a custom tree action, please consider providing an update to this documentation page via a PR to the documentation repository, such that other developers can discover and avoid using the same permission letter.

    Type Alias Letter Can Be Permission Assigned
    Umbraco.Cms.Core.Actions.ActionAssignDomain assignDomain I True
    Umbraco.Cms.Core.Actions.ActionBrowse browse F True
    Umbraco.Cms.Core.Actions.ActionCopy copy O True
    Umbraco.Cms.Core.Actions.ActionCreateBlueprintFromContent createblueprint ï True
    Umbraco.Cms.Core.Actions.ActionDelete delete D True
    Umbraco.Cms.Core.Actions.ActionMove move M True
    Umbraco.Cms.Core.Actions.ActionNew create C True
    Umbraco.Cms.Core.Actions.ActionNotify notify N True
    Umbraco.Cms.Core.Actions.ActionProtect protect P True
    Umbraco.Cms.Core.Actions.ActionPublish publish U True
    Umbraco.Cms.Core.Actions.ActionRestore restore V False
    Umbraco.Cms.Core.Actions.ActionRights rights R True
    Umbraco.Cms.Core.Actions.ActionRollback rollback K True
    Umbraco.Cms.Core.Actions.ActionSort sort S True
    Umbraco.Cms.Core.Actions.ActionToPublish sendtopublish H True
    Umbraco.Cms.Core.Actions.ActionUnpublish unpublish Z True
    Umbraco.Cms.Core.Actions.ActionUpdate update A True
    Umbraco.Deploy.UI.Actions.ActionDeployRestore deployRestore Q True
    Umbraco.Deploy.UI.Actions.ActionDeployTreeRestore deployTreeRestore Ψ True
    Umbraco.Deploy.UI.Actions.ActionPartialRestore deployPartialRestore Ø True
    Umbraco.Deploy.UI.Actions.ActionQueueForTransfer deployQueueForTransfer T True
    Jumoo.TranslationManager.Core.Actions.ActionTranslate translate 5 True
    Jumoo.TranslationManager.Core.Actions.ActionManageTranslation manageTranslations Ť True
    uSync.Publisher.Actions.PushToServer pushContent > True
    uSync.Publisher.Actions.PullFromServer pullContent < True
    uSync.Publisher.Action.PushButton pushContentButton ^ True
    Our.Umbraco.LinkedPages.LinkedAction linkPages l True

    Note: up until Umbraco Deploy 9.2.0, the letter "N" was used for the "Queue For Transfer" action. In 9.2.1 it was changed to be "T", to avoid clashing with the letter selected for the Umbraco CMS "Notify" action, introduced in CMS version 8.18.