Managing users and roles
Last updated 4/30/2011
This description appears when a user selects a role to join.
3 To let users in the selected role have a more specific home page on the website, enter the URL in the Home page for
users in this role text box, or click the Browse button to locate the home page.
You can specify any page on the website as the home page for the specified role. For example, the home page of a
website is typically www.mysite.com/index.htm. However, you might want to have members of a role directed to a
page on the website, such as www.mysite.com/marketing/marcom.htm.
4 Select another permissions category to modify or click OK to apply your changes.
More Help topics
“Setting general role settings” on page 300
Setting the Folder/File Access options in the Role Settings dialog box
Use the Folder/File Access permissions category to limit a role’s access to selected folders (or directories) and to any
subfolders they contain as well as determine whether users can delete web pages and related files.
More Help topics
“Set folder access settings” on page 301
“Set file-deletion settings” on page 302
Setting the Editing options in the Role Settings dialog box
Use the Editing category to specify what kinds of changes users can make to the website’s web pages, and how
Contribute treats paragraphs and typographic elements.
The Editing category provides options that let you specify which page-editing attributes Contribute applies. When you
set these permissions, carefully consider who the content contributors are and what page-editing capabilities they
1 Change the General editing restrictions options as necessary:
Allow Unrestricted Editing
Lets users modify any page elements that Contribute supports. This includes editing
text, editing tables, and adding images.
Protect Scripts And Forms
prevents users from deleting script tags, server-side includes, code tags (such as
ColdFusion, ASP, JSP, and PHP tags), form tags, and form elements.
This option is activated by default. Carefully consider whether the users editing your website’s content are
experienced enough to modify code embedded in web pages. In general, tasks involving the modification of code
and code tags are best left to web developers using Dreamweaver.
Prevent Users From Inserting Images
Stops users from inserting images into a page and from editing inline images.
To let users have access to a select group of images for use in a page, but restrict them from inserting any image they
can access, select this option, and create a shared assets library.
To learn more about shared assets, see “Set options for shared assets” on page 309.
Only Allow Text Editing And Formatting
Specifies that users can only edit text, modify styles, and apply bullets or
numbered lists. Users cannot add or edit tables, images, or links, or delete server directives or plug-in content.
Those tags are not editable.