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Sector Guide

The Sector guide provides step-by-step guidance for your Sector Projects.

Preconfigured user roles, user profiles and permissions

The Drupal permissions and user roles management governs user access to both sitebuilding and editorial tasks. The Sector Starter Kit includes preconfigured user roles, users, and permissions that can be used as-is or easily adjusted to support your specific workflow. 

In Drupal, permissions are set per user role, and the individual user profiles (e.g. Content Editor) are assigned to one or more roles. The user roles are integrated with the Sector text format configuration. We have also added a few contribution modules to allow more granular permissions for specific editorial tasks. 

For security reasons, the user profiles included in the Starter Kit - Support Agent, Content Editor, and Content Administrator - are disabled by default.

Table with high level description of roles and their users. 

User name  User role  Responsibilities 
Support Agent Drupal site builder (site architects and developers only)

The default administrator role in Drupal. Used in Sector  as Site Builder and Administrator role with full access to all site building features.*

Content Administrator Content Administrator Sector advanced Content Administrator role - an editorial role with advanced access to authoring tools.
Content Editor Content Editor Sector basic Content Editor role. 
Robot (Sector D7 only) -

The Sector robot user is used for all automated tasks e.g. content imported via feeds.

- Anonymous user  Drupal Core user role for public website users. 
- Authenticated user Drupal Core user role. A one-catches-all user role for all users authenticated against the user management. 

Drupal UID1 is not part of the permission management and not listed here.

*Warning: Give to trusted developers and sitebuilders only; this permission has security implications.

Additional modules related to user permissions

View unpublished

View unpublished, added to Sector D8 in beta 2, allows specific user roles to view unpublished nodes - draft content - of a specific type, even if the content was added by another user. 

The Sector Starter Kit allows Content Administrators to see all unpublished content, while those with the Content Editor role can only see their own unpublished content.



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