Permissions

There are multiple permissions levels in Drupal 6, with each one having different access to edit site content and layout. Roles can be added and changed at any time by adminstrators, but this access can be granted to others by the administrator as well. The default roles are:

  • Anonymous Users are visitors to your site that are not registered to your site or logged in; this is the general role that everyone who navigates to your site will have.
  • Authenticated Users are any users that are registered on your site. This means all of the following roles can be considered authenticated users.
  • Authors can create, edit, and publish all default content types, as well as administer menus, taxonomies, and some layout elements. Authors can use the Full-HTML input format, embed videos, images and CSS into individual pages, and can also enable / disable default blocks.
  • Advanced Authors have the above permissions, but can also create custom content types (CCK), administer data queries and displays (views), define and edit input filters, change glossaries, and use the PHP code input format.
  • Administrators have all of the above permissions, but can also change site settings and manage users for the site. This role would be for someone who is in charge of managing the users on a site, and may or may not work in a programming / site structure capacity.

Below is a complete list of the default OSU Drupal permissions:

Permissions in Drupal 6

Permission Anonymous User
Authenticated User Administrator Advanced Author Author
Advanced Help Module
View advanced help index     x x x
View advanced help popup     x x x
View advanced help topic     x x x
Aggregator Module (RSS Feeds)
Access news feeds x x x x x
Administer news feeds     x x x
Announcement Module
Create announcement     x x x
Edit announcement     x x x
Biblio Module
Access Biblio Content          
Administer Biblio     x    
Create Biblio     x x x
Edit All Biblio Entries     x x  
Edit Biblio Authors     x x x
Edit Own Biblio Entries   x x x x
Import from File     x    
Show Download Links x x x x x
Show Export Links x x x x x
Show Filter Tab x x x x x
Show own download links x x x x x
Show Sort Links x x x x x
View Full Text x x x x x
Block Module
Administer blocks     x x x
Use PHP for block visibility     x x  
Book Module
Access printer-friendly version x x x x x
Add content to books     x x x
Administer book outlines     x x x
Create new books     x x x
Content Module
Use PHP input for field settings     x x  
Date Module
View Date Repeats     x x x
Filter Module
Administer filters     x x  
Gallerix Module
Configure Gallerix settings     x    
Create album     x x x
Edit album     x x x
Edit own album     x x x
ImageAPI Module
Administer ImageAPI     x    
IMCE Module
Administer IMCE (Execute PHP)          
Locale Module
Administer languages     x    
Translate interface x x x x x
MenuModule
Administer menu     x x x
Node Module
Access Content x x x x x
Administer content types     x x  
Administer nodes     x x x
Create book content     x x x
Create page content     x x x
Create story content     x x x
Delete any book content     x x x
Delete any page content     x x x
Delete any story content     x x x
Delete own book content     x x x
Delete own page content     x x x
Delete own story content     x x x
Delete revisions     x x x
Edit any book content     x x x
Edit any page content     x x x
Edit any story content     x x x
Edit own book content     x x x
Edit own page content     x x x
Edit own story content     x x x
Revert revisions     x x x
View revisions     x x x
Path Module
Administer URL aliases     x x x
Create URL aliases     x x x
Path Redirect Module
Administer redirects     x    
Pathauto Module
Administer pathauto     x x x
Notify of path changes          
Poll Module
Cancel own vote x x x x x
Create poll content     x x x
Delete any poll content     x x x
Delete own poll content     x x x
Edit any poll content     x x x
Edit own polls content     x x x
Inspect all votes     x    
Vote on polls x x x x x
Site Map Module
Access site map x x x x x
System Module
Access administration pages     x x x
Access site reports     x    
Administer actions          
Administer files          
Administer site onfiguration     x    
Select different theme     x    
Taxonomy Module
Administer taxonomy     x x x
Translation Module
Translate content x x x x x
Upload Module
Upload files     x x x
View uploaded files     x x x
User Module
Access user profiles     x x x
Administer permissions     x    
Administer users     x    
Views Module
Access all views     x x  
Administer views     x x  
Views Export Module
Use Views Exporter     x x