What is a role?
A role is a set of permissions that can be applied to individual users. Users can belong to more than one role.
Two roles, authenticated users (those users that sign in to the website with an account) and anonymous users (those either without an account or not logged in), are supplied by default. Additional roles may be assigned to users:
- Editor - May create, edit, and delete content on the website.
- Webmaster - May do everything an editor can, plus administer the website configuration, change the appearance of the website, and create and manage user accounts. Give this role to trusted users only.
See the article Changing the Roles (Permissions) of User Accounts for steps to add/remove roles from user accounts.