Lock or Unlock Assets

You can lock an asset to keep users from editing the asset. For example, you may want to do this if you're waiting for approval or translation.

Here’s what you need to know about locking an asset:

  • Any user who can view an asset can lock it, but to unlock it you must have been the one to lock it, or you must have the Manager role for the repository.
  • You can lock or unlock multiple assets at the same time.
  • If the asset has dependencies, you can lock just the asset or the asset and its dependencies.
  • If the asset has translations, locking it from the Asset page will lock only the version selected in the language drop-down list. To lock translated versions, do so from the Languages panel.

To lock an asset:

  1. On the Assets page, right-click or select the asset.
  2. Choose Lock Assets or Lock Assets and Dependencies from the right-click menu or the Lock menu in the actions bar.

To lock specific translated versions of an asset:

  1. Right-click or select the asset.
  2. Choose Manage Languages from the right-click menu or the Languages menu in the actions bar.
  3. Right-click or select the language you want to lock.
  4. Choose Lock Assets or Lock Assets and Dependencies from the right-click menu or the Lock menu in the actions bar.

To unlock an asset, instead choose Unlock Assets or Unlock Assets and Dependencies.