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Permissions and controls

A control is an item in Brightspot that you click or select, such as a widget, tab, checkbox, or list. You restrict access to a control by setting a permission on it. Permissions are set at the role level, which apply to all users assigned to that role. Typically, not all users have access to all controls. For example, users in an editor role usually do not have access to the administrative-level controls for adding new users.

Scope of permission settings

Most permission settings have one of the following scopes:

  • All—The role has access to all controls within that feature. For example, if you select All in the Sites field, the role's users have access to all sites.

  • All Except—The role has access to all controls except the ones you select. For example, if you select All Except in the Sites field, and then select the site Pancake Syrups, the role's users have access to all sites except Pancake Syrups.

  • Only—The role has access to only those controls you select. For example, if you select Only in the Sites field, and then select the site Pancake Syrups, the role's users have access to only the site Pancake Syrups.

  • None—The role has no access to the controls within that feature. For example, if you select None in the Sites field, the role's users have access to no sites.

  • Inherited—Applies to site-specific permissions only. Inherits the global settings for the control (no override.) See Site-specific permissions.

Limiting access to sites
Limiting access to the Navigation menu
Limiting access to locking
Limiting access to content types
Limiting access to developer-level features

The Developer list limits access to developer-level features. These features provide advanced content editing or content management, and require a certain level of technical knowledge to use them correctly. However, using these features incorrectly can cause Brightspot to operate differently from expected.

In the following example, the role has access to all developer-level features except the HTML toggle in the rich-text editor.

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Contact your Brightspot representative to configure the list of developer-level features you want to control in this manner.

Site-specific permissions