Brightspot CMS User Guide

Setting 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.

Site hierarchy

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.

Advanced Brightspot deployments have richer hierarchies that define settings at site-role pairs, site-role-content type triplets, and other combinations.

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