Magnolia 4.5 reached end of life on June 30, 2016. This branch is no longer supported, see End-of-life policy.

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A role is a function a user performs in the management of a Magnolia website. It reflects the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a user. For example, the role Editor is responsible for day-to-day editing of content displayed on the site. Permissions granted to the editor role allow users in this role to edit content and submit it for review. The role Publisher on the other hand is tasked with reviewing content and publishing it from the authoring instance to public instances.

Creating roles

  1. Click Security > Roles.
  2. Click New Role in the toolbar.
    A new role named "untitled" is added to the list.
  3. Double-click the word "untitled" and type the role's name, then press ENTER.
  4. Select the new role and click Edit role in the toolbar.
    The Edit Role dialog is displayed.
  5. Fill in the role's details:
    • Full name
    • Description. Purpose of the role plus some information for other users who have permissions to edit this role.
  6. Click Save.

Editing roles

  1. Click Security > Roles.
  2. Double-click the icon of the role  you want to edit.
  3. Edit the role details.
  4. Click Save.

Deleting roles

  1. Click Security > Roles.
  2. Right-click the icon of the role  and select Delete role.
  3. Click OK in the confirmation dialog.
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