What are the different types of users?

This article will describe the different types of users that can be created in your ScreenSteps account.

NOTE: Only Admin and Editor users count against the maximum Author total for your account. You can have as many Reader or API Access users as you want.

Admin Users

Admin users are authorized users on your account.  They can:

  • Post and update content
  • Delete/reorganize content
  • Manage users, groups and custom templates.

Admins can access all content in your ScreenSteps account.

Editor Users

Editor users are authorized users on your account. Before an Editor can do anything they must be assigned to one or more sites.

Once an Editor is assigned to a site they can:

  • Create manuals in a site.
  • Publish manuals in a site.
  • Publish articles to manuals in a site.
  • Moderate comments for the site.

Any of these privileges can be limited. Read more about the editor permissions here.

Also see: How do I edit a user's authoring permissions?

They can not manage users, groups or custom templates.

Reader Users

Reader users can be granted access to protected sites. They do not have access to the admin area and cannot alter content on your ScreenSteps account.

Also see: How do I add viewers to a site?

API Access Users

An API Access user functions the same as reader users with two significant differences:

  1. When a user is logged in as an API Access user they can't change their password or access their profile settings.
  2. API Access users have no email address associated with them.

Use API Access users whenever you are granting a group of people access to a space with a single login. Some examples might be embedding login credentials in urls or embedding a ScreenSteps iframe in a page.


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