Understanding Site Hierarchy

There are several levels of entities in Brightspot, each with its own level of settings. System administrators can make settings at the top-most level, and then override those settings at the site, role, and user levels.


Referring to the previous diagram, there are three groups of settings.

  • Role and user settings—These settings impact how users work with Brightspot. The settings in this group include the Dashboard’s appearance, Two-Factor Authentication, and notifications. Many of these settings can be overridden at the role and user level.
  • Site settings—These settings include how a site’s widgets appear within Brightspot, the URLs with which the site is associated, and some security settings. Many of these settings can be overridden at the site level.
  • System-wide settings—These settings include broadcast messages, debugging settings used by developers, integration settings with other web services, and general configuration. These settings cannot be overridden.