Overview of Assigning Permissions

When assigning permissions, you'll follow these basic steps.

While you can assign permissions to individuals, you'll most likely need to assign the same permissions to several users in the form of a user group. Each user group you create can represent a different category of people, from a permissions perspective. For example, you might have user groups for administrators, managers, moderators, bloggers, people in the HR department, people in the Products department, and so on. You create user groups based on how you want to structure access to your community and its features.
  1. Create user groups.
  2. Add user groups to the different areas: system administration, spaces, social groups, blogs, and home page. For each user group you add, assign permissions for their access level.
  3. Assign permissions in one of the following ways:
    1. Assign a permission level. Note that administrative permissions and spaces have several bundled permissions levels. You can also create custom space permission levels.
    2. Assign one or more access permissions. For blogs, social groups, and the rest, you work in a more a la carte way, assigning access by choosing from a list of fine-grained options.
    3. Create a user override for special cases. For example, you might want all but one or two people in a particular user group to have the permissions you assigned to the group. For those one or two, you can create a user override that assigns specific exceptions.