User rights & roles
- Last Modified:
- 27 Nov 2018
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For TERMINALFOUR to function as a coherent system, there are roles and rights assigned to each type of user account. We have five types of user accounts ranging from the 'visitor' to the site, to the Administrator. Below describes each user role / type, and the typical rights assigned to that user.
TERMINALFOUR User Roles
As with any organization, people serve in different roles to perform their duties. The users of the TERMINALFOUR system are also assigned specific roles that entitle them to perform various duties associated with the use of the system. With the exception of the Administrator, not all roles can have access to all functions.
The primary role for the system is held by the Administrator, followed by the Power user, Moderator, and Contributor, as shown, is the graphic above. In general terms, the roles are defined as:
Administrators have access to everything in the system. Some of the rights only an Administrator has are as follows:
A Power User can be viewed as a "Local Administrator" and they are designed to have some Administrator privileges but based around Channels/Microsites & Groups, rather than globally.
In addition to the rights of a Contributor:
*These roles are configurable with customization. You can also impose local practices regarding roles and access.
Please see the matrix of user rights and roles.
In what can be called a 'sub-role' is the Visitor. As they view the organization's published material and complete eForms on the site, they become participants in the site, and their actions complete the loop from creating the site to the audience.
In some cases, they would have controlled access, as an example: the staff would have access to staff areas that the student would not.
Accounts access is made using a traditional format of username and password pairs. Username and password combinations must be unique within the system. Local security practices for username and password prevail.
Users can be combined into groups to simplify assigning rights and roles within TERMINALFOUR. The system also supports LDAP and NTLM single sign-on functionality where users can use their existing network usernames and passwords.