What are the user roles and what is the difference between the abilities of each role?
Admin, Author, Owner, Editor, Participant, Viewer. These are the roles a user can have in Happeo and below, we will give you an explanation about the differences between these roles.
In an environment there is at least one user with Administrator rights, which means they have access to the Happeo Platform Administration sections, controlling topics such as access, security, permissions and analytics. Additionally, Platform Admins can access a so-called “Admin Mode”. This enables them to adjust the settings of any channel and content of a page. You can read more about this by browsing our Admin Guide.
The user who has created the channel (the owner) has the ability to add users and user groups (Google groups). The owner also has the ability to assign editors. When a user requests to join the channel, the owner gets an email notification. The owner can also assign permissions and adjust the settings. When the channel has commenting restrictions turned on, the owner is still able to post and comment. Moreover, the owner can create post drafts and collaborate with the Channel editors before posting and can post announcements to the Channel. You can read more about Channels in our article called Channel Owner Guide.
Editors are able to add Google users/groups, assign permissions and set Channel settings.
When posting and commenting restrictions are turned on, the editor is still able to post and comment. Editors also have the ability to create post drafts and collaborate with other editors before posting and also post announcement Posts to the Channel.
Participants are able to post and comment on the Channel as long as the posting and commenting restrictions are set appropriately.
The types of posting and commenting restrictions include:
- Anyone can post and comment
- Anyone can post and comment, but posting an announcement is restricted to channel editors
- Anyone can comment, but posting is restricted to channel editors
- Only channel editors can comment and post
The author is the initial creator of the page group and is also assigned the role of owner by default. No rights are attached to the title of author, however.
The owner has full editor rights to change the content and widgets displayed on the Page. They can archive the Page and they also have the ability to provide access to other users to view or edit the page. You can read more about Pages in the Page Owner Guide.
The editor also has full editor rights to change the content and widgets displayed on the Page. They also have the ability to archive the page and to provide access to other users to view or edit the page.
The users with the role of “viewer” only have the ability to view the content of the page.