Managing the Product Directory

Use the Directory Management screen to organize your Product Directory structure.

For more information, see Directory Management.

  • Apex Central prevents multiple users from unknowingly making changes at the same time through use of a function-locking mechanism. Apex Central informs you if another user is already using the Directory Management screen. If you still want to make changes to the Product Directory and possibly affect the other user's changes, click Break to immediately access the screen.

  • Changing the Product Directory structure may affect how Apex Central users can access the managed products. User accounts have specific access permissions assigned based on Product Directory folders.

    For more information, see User Accounts.

  1. Go to Directories > Products.

    The Product Directory screen appears.

  2. Click the Directory Management button.

    The Directory Management screen appears.

  3. Enable the Keep the current user access permissions when moving managed products/folders check box if you want to maintain the current user access permissions for all managed products.

    If you disable this option and move a managed product to a new location, the managed product inherits the permissions of the new folder location.

  4. To organize the Product Directory, you can perform the following tasks:
    • Add Folder: Creates a new custom folder in the Local Folder node

    • Rename: Renames an existing custom folder

    • Delete: Deletes an existing custom folder


      Apex Central cannot delete a custom folder that contains a registered managed product.

    • Move managed products or folders: Drag and drop a managed product or folder to a new location


    You cannot rename, delete, or add new products or folders to the "root", Cascading Folder, or New Entity folders.

  5. Click Back to apply changes and return to the Product Directory screen.