Default roles, groups, and users

Magnolia is an enterprise content management system. This means that a typical Magnolia site has many users in many roles, working together. An editor may use Magnolia daily, whereas an administrator may access it sporadically. The default roles, groups and users that ship with Magnolia are set up to reflect this reality. An editor has permissions to view and edit the website. An editor can also create new pages and submit changes to a review process. A publisher has permission to view the content and approve the publication, and so on.

Use the Security app to see permissions on workspaces and pages.

Default roles

Role Description

anonymous

Base role for public, unauthenticated users.

On most systems, the rights and permissions of the anonymous role differ between author and public instances: allow read access to all on the public instance, while deny the same on the author instance. That is why you should not activate that role.

superuser

Full access to everything.

security-base

Base role denying to certain system pages.

rest-admin

REST administrator role granting GET/POST permissions to all Magnolia’s REST APIs.

rest-editor

REST editor role granting GET/POST permissions to REST services APIs (nodes, properties), for a limited set of workspaces.

rest-anonymous

REST Anonymous Consumer granting GET permissions to Magnolia’s content delivery REST API.

rest-backup

Base role allowing users to access REST services.

imaging-base

Base role allowing users to read and generate images.

resources-base

Base role allowing users to use the resources workspace.

scripter

Base role allowing users to use scripts workspace.

templater-base

Base role allowing users to user the templates workspace.

contact-base

Base role allowing users to read contacts information.

workflow-base (DX Core)

Base role allowing users to use the workflow workspace.

editor (DX Core)

Allows editing content.

publisher (DX Core)

Allows publishing content.

rss-aggregator-base

Base role allowing users to read rssaggregator data type information.

categorization-base

Base role allowing users to read categorization information.

stories-base

Base role allowing users to read stories.

travel-demo-pur\

Travel Demo registered public users. Allows users to access the members’ area.

travel-demo-base

Example role for the Travel Demo. Gives read access to some basic workspaces needed by all users.

travel-demo-editor

Example editor role for the travel-demo project.

travel-demo-publisher

Example publisher role for the travel-demo project.

travel-demo-admincentral

Example role to enable access to AdminCentral for the travel-demo project.

travel-demo-tour-editor

Example role who can only edit tours and tour categories for the travel-demo project.

Default groups

The purpose of groups is to define settings for a group of users, as opposed to individual users. Users with similar privileges are assigned to appropriate groups. Permissions that apply to a group are inherited by its users.

Group Notes-Assigned Roles

editors (DX Core)

Sample group created by the Workflow module that allows editing and submission to publishers for publication.

editor
workflow-base

publishers (DX Core)

Sample group created by the Workflow module that allows publication after submission from editors.

publisher
workflow-base

travel-demo-pur

A sample public users group for travel-demo.

categorization-base\ contact-base
fourm-pagecomments-user
imaging-base
travel-demo-base
travel-demo-pur

travel-demo-editors

A sample editors group for travel-demo.

travel-demo-admincentral\ travel-demo-editor\ travel-demo-tour-editor\ security-base \ resources-base\ imaging-base workflow-base

travel-demo-publishers

A sample publishers group for travel-demo.

travel-demo-admincentral\ travel-demo-publisher\ travel-demo-tour-editor\ security-base\ workflow-base \

travel-demo-tour-editors

A sample travel editor group for travel-demo.

security-base\ travel-demo-admincentral\ travel-demo-base\ travel-demo-tour-editor \ workflow-base \

developers (Cloud)

Default group for developers using Magnolia Cloud. Assigned to the publishers group.

content-editor

rest

superuser

owners (Cloud)

Default group for Magnolia Cloud subscription package owners. Assigned to the publishers group.

content-editor

rest

superuser

supporters (Cloud)

Default group for support staff using Magnolia Cloud. Assigned to the publishers group.

content-editor

rest

superuser

Default users

User settings define the login credentials as well as certain personal settings that identify individuals accessing Magnolia. Users inherit permissions from the roles they belong to, either directly or through groups.

System users

System user Notes-Assigned Roles Assigned Groups

anonymous

Unauthenticated, public users access the websites using this account.

anonymous, categorization-base, contact-base, forum-pagecomments-user, imaging-base, rest-anonymous, travel-demo-base

(none)

superuser

User assigned unlimited access permissions.

superuser, rest-admin, forum_ALL-admin

publishers

Users

The following sample users are included in the standard installation.

User Description Assigned roles Assigned groups

eric

Sample Travel Demo editor

(none)

travel-demo-editors

eric-de

Sample German Travel Demo editor

(none)

travel-demo-editors

peter

Sample Travel Demo publisher

(none)

travel-demo-publishers

tina

Sample Travel Demo tour editor

(none)

travel-demo-tour-editors

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