Users and Roles

A summary of available User Roles available for websites on Site Masonry.

Roles are site-specific, you may sometimes have different roles on different sites.

Content Contributor

A Mason staff, faculty, or student worker who manages content for one or more individual sites. In general, Contributors are allowed to create new content or edit existing content, but their changes must be approved by an Editor or Owner before they're made public.

Requirements:

  • Basic computer skills (word processing, email, etc)
  • Permission of the appropriate Site Owner

Responsibilities:

  • Adherence to Mason computing and branding standards.
  • Content curation on one or more individual websites.

Example tasks:

  • Create new web pages
  • Edit details on existing web pages
  • Create landing pages for specific events or stories
  • Add photos or video to web pages

Content Editors

A Mason staff or faculty member who manages content for one or more sites, and approves changes made by Contributors.

Requirements:

  • Must be a Mason faculty or staff member
  • Basic computer skills (word processing, email, etc)
  • Permission of the appropriate Site Owner

Responsibilities:

  • Adherence to Mason computing and branding standards.
  • Content curation on one or more individual websites.
  • Support and help the Contributors on your site.

Example tasks:

Content Editors have all permissions that are available to Contributors. In addition, they may:

  • Publish changes made by Contributors
  • Delete content that was created by mistake
  • Create webforms and view/download responses from them
  • Manage lists of available options (such as icons available on your site for Call to Action blocks)
  • Change and manage the items on your site's Main Menu

Site Owners

A Mason faculty or staff member tasked with site "ownership" for one or more sites. Every site must have at least one Site Owner, but may have more than one.

Site Owners have added permissions to edit and manage site-wide settings, such as the site title and social media account links. These should be active users who are logging in to manage the site frequently (this is not a "sign off" role, and very likely will not be a Dean or other senior staff member).

Requirements:

  • Must be a Mason faculty or staff member
  • Basic computer skills (word processing, email, etc)

Responsibilities:

  • Adherence to Mason computing and branding standards.
  • Content curation on one or more individual websites.
  • Support and help the Contributors and Editors on your site.
  • Serve as first point of contact for Site Masonry administrators.

Example tasks:

Site Owners have all permissions that are available to Contributors and Editors. In addition, they may:

  • Configure site-wide settings, such as the Site Title and footer information.
  • Select or edit theme color settings.
  • Enter and modify Google Analytics/Tag Manager IDs.