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How do site-wide group roles affect the site-wide user role?

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

Site-wide roles can be applied to either a user or a group via the control panel. If a user is a part of a group, MindTouch grants the higher of the two roles across the entire site. See the following examples below:

User role Group role Resulting site-wide role
Viewer Author (higher role) Author
Author (higher role) Viewer Author
Viewer Admin (higher role) Admin

Setting site-wide roles is only possible via the control panel. If a user is granted a role at a page level, that role applies to that page only. For more details on the various levels of site privacy, please see our documentation on understanding privacy in MindTouch.