Global Permissions



These affect the whole board and are not bound to specific forums. They include user permissions, which limit the use of the UCP, searching, private messaging, using of avatars/signatures/etc. Administrator permissions are also set here, as they are Global.

3.7.1.1. Global User Permissions

Global User permissions are those permissions which apply to all forums, such as permissions to attach or download files or use a signature, or permissions which are unrelated to a forum, such as permissions relating to profiles, private messages, and email.

Although Global User permissions can be assigned to users by click Users’ Permissions from your ACP Permissions tab, selecting a user, and then selecting User permissions from the Select type dropdown, it is generally far preferable to avoid using User permissions and use Group permissions instead. This will make it easier to manage permissions in the future and to assign permissions to users in the future. The only practical difference between User permissions and Group permissions is that User permissions require you to set permissions for each user individually, where Group permission let you create a Group and assign its members a set of permissions. Then, if you wish other users to have the same permissions, you can just add them to the Group.

Global user permissions can be assigned to user groups by clicking Groups’ permissions from your ACP Permissions tab, selecting a user group, and then selecting User permissions from the Select type dropdown.

In either case, you will be allowed to select a stock User Role in the dropdown, or you can click Advanced Permissions to customise the permissions. However, the better way to customise one of the stock Roles is to create a new User role based on the settings of an existing Role. You can alse create a new User role from scratch. Roles use fewer resource than if you make modifications by editing the Advanced permissions.

3.7.1.2. Global Moderator Permissions

Global Moderator permissions are those permissions which apply to editing, deleting, or otherwise affecting other users’ topics and posts, or to affect other users through reports, warnings, or bans. Permissions given here will apply to any forum the user or user group can see.

Global Moderator permissions can be assigned to users by clicking Users’ permissions from your ACP Permissions tab, selecting a user, and then selecting Global moderator permissions from the Select type dropdown.

Global Moderator permissions can be assigned to user groups by clicking Groups’ permissions from your ACP Permissions tab, selecting a user group, and then selecting Global moderator permissions from the Select type dropdown.

Global Moderator permissions can also be assigned to both users and user groups by clicking Global Moderators from your ACP Permissions tab. This option will display all of the users and user groups who are currently assigned Global Moderator permissions. You can add, edit, or delete users and user groups from this option.

In either case, you will be allowed to select a stock Moderator Role in the role dropdown, or you can click Advanced Permissions to customise the permissions, or, preferably, create a new Role having the permissions set you desire.

3.7.1.3. Global Administrator Permissions

Global Administrator permissions are those permissions which apply to maintaining your board through the Administration Control Panel. They include permissions for maintaining forums, users, and user groups, maintaining and assigning permissions, changing board configuration settings, and other such board maintenance tasks.

Global Administrator permissions can be assigned to users by clicking Users’ permissions from your ACP permissions tab, selecting a user, and then selecting Global admin permissions from the Select type dropdown.

Global Administrator permissions can be assigned to user groups by clicking Groups’ permissions from your ACP permissions tab, selecting a user group, and then selecting Global admin permissions from the Select type dropdown.

Global Administrator permissions can also be assigned to both users and user groups by clicking Administrators from your ACP Permissions tab. This option will display all of the users and user groups who are currently assigned Administrator permissions. You can add, edit, or delete users and user groups from this option.

In either case, you will be allowed to select a stock Admin Role in the role dropdown, or you can click Advanced Permissions to customise the permissions, or, preferably, create a new Role having the permissions set you desire.

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