Access to the CMS and various parts of the CMS are determined by various user privileges.
Each individual with access to the CMS is an authorized user. Authentication is based on NYU NetID and NetID password (the same credentials used to access secure services at NYU, such as NYUHome). Each user account is unique and holds the basic account details and specific privileges assigned.
Users are often members of Groups, which simplify the allocation of these permissions and/or privileges.
Groups are collections of users and/or other groups. Each user (or other group) is a member of the group.
The primary purpose of a group is to provide multiple users with the same privileges.
CMS users may come and go as individuals join then leave an administrative unit, but the group remains stable.
Group assignments decide your role in the CMS environment. The role determines what you get to do in the CMS.
The standard roles in our CMS are:
The Author role gets to read/add/edit content in a particular part of the site hierarchy.
The Approver role has all the same permissions as the author, but may also approve, activate, deactivate, and delete content.