Global 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 global 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 site privacy in MindTouch.