A User’s abilities in a Site will be determined by the Site Role that he/she is assigned to for that Site. There are a couple of very handy tools that Administrators can use to quickly identify how their Users are configured:

Effective Abilities Tool

The Effective Abilities tool allows Administrators to get an overview of the abilities a User will inherit for a specific Site based on their Site Role. To use the tool:

  • Click Administration
  • Click Users
  • Click the User in question
  • Click More -> Effective Abilities
  • Select the Site in question

Once a Site is selected, the Administrator will be presented with a list of Role Abilities along with whether or not those abilities are enabled for the User in that Site.

Assume Identity Tool

Administrators can assume the identity of any User in their instance. This tool can be used not only to get a quick visual representation of what a User can see in the system, but also what they can do in different Sites. To use the tool:

  • Click Administration
  • Click Users
  • Click the User in question
  • Click More -> Assume Identity

After assuming a User’s identity, an Administrator will see exactly what that User will see when he/she is logged into the system. Administrators can switch back to their account by clicking Resume normal identity (under their User menu at the top-right hand corner of the interface).

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