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Preconfigured user roles, user profiles and permissions

User role
Drupal Sitebuilder
Sitebuilding Backend
User roles and permissions
Sector Starter kit

The Drupal permissions and user roles management governs user access to both sitebuilding and editorial tasks. The Sector Starter Kit includes preconfigured user roles, user profiles, 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. Jon Snow) are assigned to one or more user roles. The 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. 

Note - The user profiles set up in the Starter Kit are named based on their roles - Support Agent, Content Editor, and Content Administrator. For security reasons, the user profiles are disabled by default and roles removed. The user profiles are set-up for testing purposes only and should never be active on LIVE/production environments! 

Table with high level description of roles and their users. 

User profile (name)  User role  Responsibilities 
Support Agent Drupal sitebuilder (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. Warning: Give to trusted developers and experienced sitebuilders only; this permission has security implications.

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

The Sector's 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 (i.e. the user has a user account). 

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

Permissions for Content Editor and Content Administrator 

For editorial staff the important roles are the Content Editor and Content Administrator roles.

Read more about Understanding permissions for Content Editor and Content Administrator roles.

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. 


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