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PUT /manage/v2/protected-collections/properties?collection={collection-uri}


This resource address can be used to update the properties for the specified protected collection.

URL Parameters
uri The URI of the protected collection.
format The format of the posted data. Can be either json (default) or xml. This value overrides the Accept header if both are present.
Request Headers
Accept The expected MIME type of the response. If the format parameter is present, it takes precedence over the Accept header.
Content-type The MIME type of the data in the request body, either application/xml or application/json.
Response Headers
Content-type The MIME type of the data in the response body. Depending upon the value of the format parameter or Accept header, either application/xml or application/json.


Upon success, MarkLogic Server returns status code 204 (No Content). If the payload is malformed or the protected collection does not exist, a status code of 400 (Bad Request) is returned. A status code of 401 (Unauthorized) is returned if the user does not have the necessary privileges.

Required Privileges

This operation requires the security and manage-admin roles.

Usage Notes

The properties that can be modified are listed below.

Note: The properties described here are for XML payloads. In general they are the same for JSON, with the exception that, in JSON, permissions is expressed in singular form. For example, in JSON, permissions is instead permission and the format is: "permission":[{"role-name":"name", "capability":"cap"}].


The collection uri.


The default set of permissions used in document creation.

This is a complex structure with the following children:


Permission representation.

This is a complex structure with the following children:


The Role name (unique)


The action/task permitted by a permission


curl -X PUT  --anyauth -u admin:admin -H "Content-Type:application/json" \
-d '{"permissions": [{"role-name": "view-admin","capability": "read"}]}' \
==>  Changes the permissions for the "http://example.org" protected collection. 

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