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Assign contributor roles

Applies to:
All MindTouch Versions
Role required:
Admin
Assign roles to Pro Members to be able to contribute to your MindTouch site.

Assign roles when you add and configure users or assign a group role.

The Pro Member user type allows users to be able to draft, author, edit, or manage content. 

Control Panel role versus Page-Level role

Assign a role in the Control Panel for users to access:

Assign a Page-Level role for users to access:

If using Semi-Public, Semi-Private, and Private pages, assign the Viewer role in the Control Panel and assign higher roles to specific pages as needed.

Assign roles for site-wide or selective contributions

Depending on your organizational structure, you may want to allow contributions across your entire site or control contributions by sections.

Allow all users to contribute across your entire site

To maintain an open contribution culture and you have no private sections on your site, assign roles in the control panel as follows:

  • Make sure your pages are set to public.
  • In the control panel, assign the user role of Draft Contributor to your pro members.
  • Assign higher-level roles (such as Editor or Admin) to a few select site editors and administrators only. 

Allow select users to contribute in select sections

To maintain access control over sensitive, proprietary or departmental documentation, assign roles as follows:

  • Make sure your pages are NOT set to public. (They can be semi-public, semi-private or private.)
  • In the control panel, assign the user role of Viewer to your pro members. 
  • Assign higher-level roles (such as Editor or Admin) to a few select site editors and administrators only. 
  • Create your contributor groups (by section, department, etc.).
  • Assign the group role Viewer to your groups.
  • Grant appropriate group permission on the pages or sections as needed. 

If you ever need to change user or group roles in the control panel, remember that users are assigned the higher of the two roles.

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