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A role is a group of users who perform similar functions. In many cases, there are at least two roles: administrative and editorial. Users assigned to the administrative role typically have access to more features in Brightspot than users assigned to the editorial role.

Roles greatly simplify system administration. If you have ten editors that have the same responsibilities, you can configure each of their accounts individually; however, you can create and configure a single role for the editors, and then assign all the editors to that role. In this approach, you configure only one role, and all assigned users inherit the role's configuration.

Below is a description of a role's fields.

  • Name: A required text field that allows you to name the role.

  • Permission Settings: Allows you to determine which sites, areas, UI elements, content types, developer tools (HTML toggle in rich-text fields), as well as any site-specific permissions.