Permissions for access to Kentico pages can be configured at three levels of a three-level permissions hierarchy. Click the links in the Page permission level column to learn more about each of them.
Page permission level
all pages of one particular page type
roles or individual users
one particular page
Pages application -> Properties -> Security
Permissions from these three levels are merged together when checking if a user is permitted to perform an action with a page. For example, to read a CMS.News page, a user must have the Read permission on at least one of the three levels: either on the pages-level, or for the CMS.News page type, or for all content.
There is also one special setting that allows hiding of pages in the content tree depending on page permissions granted to the current user. See the Hiding pages based on permissions for more information on this possibility.