How do User Roles and Permissions Work?
Mukurtu CMS includes a wide range of user rules so that each user can take appropriate actions, dependent on their role (or roles) within the site as a whole, and more narrowly within individual communities and cultural protocols.These roles and permissions are not mutually exclusive - authenticated site users may have multiple roles and permissions within communities and cultural protocols, depending on their responsibilities. More information on each role is provided below.
The attached User Roles graphic provides an overview of the privileges of each user role, and the attached Permissions matrix indicates those privileges in depth.
Site-Wide User RolesSite-Wide User Roles reflect the actions that users can take across the entire site. These include Mukurtu Administrators and Community Administrators are responsible for site and community setup and maintenance; Curators are responsible for managing site-wide collections; and all users with a username and password are Registered Users.
Mukurtu AdministratorMukurtu Administrators have a lot of site-wide controls at their disposal, but in theory, Administrator responsibilities will fade over time – they are key to setting up the structure of the site, and maintaining user access, but each community will be responsible for managing their own content.
Mukurtu Administrators are responsible for adding and approving new site users, creating the major communities, cultural protocols, and categories, as well as some access to customizing the overall site design.
Community AdministratorCommunity Administrators have quite a bit of control over their respective communities within the site.
Community Administrators have similar control within their communities as Mukurtu Administrators do across the entire site, but they cannot make site-wide changes like adding new categories.
Most Mukurtu sites will probably have more Community Administrators than Mukurtu Administrators, and they will be more involved in day-to-day work, and less on major maintenance.
CuratorCurators are able to create and arrange collections of pre-existing digital heritage items.
Collections are a way to create an exhibit, by gathering together digital heritage items that might be in several different communities and presenting them in another way.
Registered UserRegistered site users can view and interact with digital heritage on the site, and that access is managed by the communities and cultural protocols they are members of.
All the previous roles are also by default registered users.
Anonymous UserAnonymous Users may be able to view some of the digital heritage on the site, depending on protocols.
Anonymous Users have no role in content creation or site management - they are just visitors, and can only view content within public protocols.