A Guide to Permissions and Roles Management

Brightspot's roles and permissions capabilities allow for granular access control through an intuitive UI, making it easy for even non-technical admins to configure the settings. Want a reporter to be able to write and save an article but not be allowed to publish it to your site? As an admin, you can easily set those limitations. This quick video primer walks you through a couple examples, showing you how simple it is to make the changes yourself—no ticket to IT required.

The above demo explores permissions and managing what users can/cannot see and publish in Brightspot. Specifically, it walks you through how admin users can make changes themselves within the system, without any support from IT.

An admin user will have access to virtually all areas of the system, including all sites, areas and types. From the Brightspot dashboard, this admin user can navigate to the Users & Roles tab and then pull up a specific user.

If the admin pulls up a role of someone with more restricted rights—let’s say a reporter—the admin can view and then adjust the reporter’s rights as needed. For example, if the reporter needs access to additional sites or content types, the admin can adjust (or restrict) access. More granular configurations can be made at this point, as well. For example, if the admin wants the reporter to have “read-only” access or to have the ability to only publish images (but not articles), those rights can be adjusted. Multiple other options, including having the permission to save, submit, take bulk actions and delete can be configured, as well.

As the demo highlights, Brightspot’s intuitive UI and nearly limitless options for configurations give admin users the ability to quickly make granular changes within the system, without any assistance from IT.

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