Brightspot CMS User Guide

Permission control types


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.


The following table lists the types of controls on which you can set permissions.

  • Sites—Limits the sites to which a role has access.
  • Areas—Limits access to selections from the Admin menu.
  • UI—Limits capability to ignore content locking and field-level locking.
  • Types—Limits access to tab and widget controls on the content edit page by content type.
  • Developer—Limits access to developer-level features.

A role’s permissions apply to all sites to which the role has access. For example, if the Editor role is limited to working on articles and images, then those limitations apply to all sites to which editors have access. You can override this default by setting site-specific permissions for a role.

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