On the attribute exclusions page you are able to exclude access to certain assets based on the attribute values of that asset.
This is a useful way of hiding certain assets from groups of users, in addition to the general folder permissions structure. By default there are three attributes that relate to this functionality - "Active Status", "Activation Date", and "Expiration Date". The standard behaviour is that your public and logged in users cannot see assets where the Active Status is set to "Inactive" or "Expired". It is possible to change the Active Status from Inactive to Active, and Active to Expired, using the two aforementioned date attributes. This means you can both reveal and subsequently hide an asset when the specific dates are met.
On this page you will see a list of relevant attributes and their potential values. Put a tick next to each value for which you would like the asset to be invisible to users in this group. For example, most Asset Banks will contain a dropdown list attribute called Active Status. This has the potential values: 'Inactive', 'Active' and 'Expired'. If we only want assets with this attribute set to 'Active' to be visible to users in the current group then we would put a tick next to 'Inactive' and 'Expired'.
Note: If a user is a member of another group for which the attribute exclusion settings allow the asset to be seen, then that takes priority and the user will be able to see the asset. This also applies to the *Logged In Users group - any attribute you want excluded from any other group must also be excluded from *Logged In Users.