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About pro member roles and permissions

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This article lists the roles and associated permissions you can choose to assign to your internal, contributing MindTouch site users or groups (a.k.a. your pro members).
 

Which role should I assign to a pro member?


Whether you assign roles globally or grant special permissions on a page, the assignment of roles depends on the structure of your organization, your internal workflows, and on how much access your pro members require.

Only pro members can be assigned global roles or on-page permissions. Community members CANNOT be assigned roles.

 

Pro member roles


Roles are additive. Higher roles inherit the abilities of lower roles while also gaining the abilities of their specific role.

Pro member role Reason for assignment
None Rare edge case. Not allowed to see or access content, except where specified through page permissions. 
Viewer Allowed to see content (except for private content).
Draft contributor Allowed to create and edit drafts of new and existing pages.
Author Permitted to publish drafts.
Editor Allowed to delete pages and restrict other users from accessing pages.
Admin Assign sparingly. This user is omniscient. Allowed full control over content. Pages can never be hidden from this user.


Pro member permissions


When you create a user in the control panel, associated access levels and abilities are applied globally. To allow or restrict users from performing tasks on a specific page, you must assign the appropriate roles on the page itself. Note that global Admin roles CANNOT be restricted and that admins assigned on a page-level are NOT granted access to the control panel.

  None Viewer   Draft Contributor  Author Editor   Admin
Log in  green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png
View pages red checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png
Subscribe to pages red checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png
Rate articles red checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png
Provide feedback red checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png
Create drafts red checkmark.png red checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png
Edit drafts red checkmark.png red checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png
Delete drafts red checkmark.png red checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png
Publish drafts red checkmark.png red checkmark.png red checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png
Create pages red checkmark.png red checkmark.png red checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png
Edit pages red checkmark.png red checkmark.png red checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png
Copy pages red checkmark.png red checkmark.png red checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png
Move pages red checkmark.png red checkmark.png red checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png
Tag pages red checkmark.png red checkmark.png red checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png
Unpublish pages red checkmark.png red checkmark.png red checkmark.png red checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png
Delete pages red checkmark.png red checkmark.png red checkmark.png red checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png
Restrict page access red checkmark.png red checkmark.png red checkmark.png red checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png
Content management reports red checkmark.png red checkmark.png red checkmark.png red checkmark.png green checkmark.png green checkmark.png
Access control panel red checkmark.png red checkmark.png red checkmark.png red checkmark.png red checkmark.png green checkmark.png
View site-wide reports red checkmark.png red checkmark.png red checkmark.png red checkmark.png red checkmark.png green checkmark.png
Full site admin  (no restrictions) red checkmark.png red checkmark.png red checkmark.png red checkmark.png red checkmark.png green checkmark.png

 

What's next?


Learn what to consider when assigning pro member roles.