Inside | Intranet

With WordPress it is not possible to restrict access to individual pages of a site.

If, however, you need pages or an entire site with restricted read access, you must submit a site request.

You will then get a new site with all the functionality of a standard site, but for which you can restrict read access to the group(s) of people of your choosing.


  • The site will have an address of type
  • The read access applies to the whole site.
  • Read access is granted to the group(s) of people of your choosing and must be specified in the administration interface.
    (See below Granting access rights)
  • By default, a site is accessible in read mode to the whole EPFL community
  • The access rights to a site in edit mode have not changed and are still managed by Accred.


The creation and management of groups is available at You can find documentation on the help page (French only 🙁 
Warning: Make sure that the LDAP and AD option is enabled, otherwise the group cannot be used with WordPress

Who can access ?

The table below shows the requirements for access to an inside site. Regardless of their status, people must belong to a group.

It is not possible to grant individual access.

Statut On campus Outside of campus
Personnel / Student Yes Yes with VPN
Hôte / EHE Yes with GASPAR account Yes with GASPAR account and VPN (under conditions)
Guest No No

Granting access right

  • In the Main Navigation Menu, mouse over Settings and then Intranet settings
    • To limit reading access to the entire EPFL, leave the field blank
    • To limit reading access to one or more groups, enter the name of each group separated by a comma, no space
      group1,group2, group3
  • Click on Save changes