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How do roles work when a user is part of a group?

Written by James Valent
Director of Support at MindTouch
This page applies to:MindTouch Responsive

When applying a role in the Control Panel, you have the option to set the role both for a user as well as a group. If a user is a part of a group, MindTouch will grant the user the highest of the two roles across the entire site. See the following examples below:

User Role Group Role Resulting Site-Wide Role
Viewer Author Author
Author Viewer Author
Viewer Admin


Important: Setting site-wide roles is possible only within the Control Panel. If a user is granted a role at a page level, that affects that page only. For more details on understanding the various levels of site privacy, please see our documentation on understanding privacy in MindTouch.