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What is this site?

  • This website is Hornbill's new product documentation website and is currently under development.
  • It is intended that all existing and future public-facing documentation we produce will be available to search, browse and share.
  • Hornbill's current documentation is available at Hornbill Wiki but over time this content will be migrated to this documentation site.
  • Please feel free to have a look around at any time.

Why has Hornbill created this site?

  • Hornbill's products have moved on considerably since we introduced it almost 10 years ago. At the time, the MediaWiki tool was sufficient, but we have outgrown it.
  • Our customers are more enterprise focused and more self-sufficient than ever before, so for 2023 and beyond we have established a new documentation platform and team to drive our documentation initiative forwards.
  • We are aiming to deprecate the use of Hornbill Wiki for most Hornbill related documentation.
  • We want to enable our growing partner network with product resources and information, documentation beyond our Wiki approach is required.
  • We could definitely do with some help, and may even pay for some! If you have domain knowledge and would like to help, please check out our Hornbill Docs Contributor Guide and contact the Hornbill docs team at

What will this site be good for?

  • Community contribution will be facilitated, encouraged, and most welcome.
  • High quality documentation, will be kept up to date as rapidly as our products evolve.
  • Real-time content search and discovery.
  • Articles organized into books, books into libraries, creating a more natural and logical structure to our documentation.
  • Legacy API documentation and various other documentation sources will all be consolidated into a single unified documentation system.
  • Documentation available in browser as well as printable/viewable as PDF on demand.
  • Personalized documentation experience, allowing dark/light mode, article subscriptions, social media sharing and other useful features.
  • Almost all publicly available documentation on will be open-source and available to fork on GitHub, allowing customers to derive their own custom documentation around Hornbill products should they wish to.

What is the timeline for this site?

  • We have taken the decision to publish and make available early, there is very little content at this time.
  • As and when we have completed/usable documentation, it will be published here.
  • We have a host of additional features we wish to add over time, so please watch this space.
  • We expect most of our existing documentation should be reviewed/migrated to over the coming months.
  • The documentation project will be ongoing, will continue to expand, evolve and improve day-by-day.

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Security Role - Docmanager User

Role Information

  • Application Reference: com.hornbill.docmanager
  • Type: Security - Roles of this type are shipped by Hornbill for the purpose of assigning platform and application rights to user sessions.
  • Privilege Level: User - The privilege level applied to normal user of the system. If a normal user is granted every right available then the user becomes a security equivalent to an admin user.

Role Rights

Application Rights

The following are the application rights assigned to the Docmanager User role.

Group A - Library

ID Description
viewTags Can view the tags sections
viewLibraryDetails Can view the Libraries sections
viewDocuments Can view document list and access documents
viewDocumentDetails Can access the document details and see the timeline etc

Group B - system

There are no Group B application rights assigned to this role.

Group C - Document

ID Description
createDocuments Can add and create documents
createCollections Can create document collections

Group D - Designer

There are no Group D application rights assigned to this role.

System Rights

The following are the system rights assigned to the Docmanager User role.

Group A - systemRightsAType

There are no Group A system rights assigned to this role.

Group B - systemRightsBType

There are no Group B system rights assigned to this role.

Group C - systemRightsCType

There are no Group C system rights assigned to this role.

Group D - systemRightsDType

There are no Group D system rights assigned to this role.

Group E - systemRightsEType

ID Description
deregisterActivityStream Can deregister activity stream

Group F - systemRightsFType

There are no Group F system rights assigned to this role.

Group G - systemRightsGType

There are no Group G system rights assigned to this role.

Group H - systemRightsHType

There are no Group H system rights assigned to this role.

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