User groups can be used to set on projects, wikis, and discussion groups. Permissions can be assigned to individual users, to built-in groups (e.g. ‘All Community Users’), or to user-defined groups. A group is simply a set of users to whom you want to assign the same set of permissions.

Built-in Groups

There are four built-in groups that are available in Manuscript:

  1. Site Administrators (automatically have full permissions on everything)
  2. All Normal Users
  3. All Community Users (if community users are enabled)
  4. Anonymous Users

User-Defined Groups

When you want to set more restrictive permissions, but have several users who should have identical permissions on some project or set of projects, you can create a group to make assigning those permissions convenient. To create a new group, click User Groups, and select ‘Create New Group‘. There are two types of groups: Normal and Community User groups. This distinction exists because there are certain things Normal Users can do that Community Users can’t. For example, normal users can be Project Administrators.

Normal User Groups

A Normal User Group can contain any non-community user. When editing a group, you can add users by clicking the Add A Member link at the bottom of the users table.

Community User Groups

You can add any community user to a Community User Group individually, just as with Normal User Groups, or you can give permission to an entire domain of community users by adding a domain wildcard (such as *

Assigning Permissions to Groups

Once you have created a group, you can assign permissions for the group directly on the configuration page for the Project, Wiki, or Discussion Group.

Adding or Swapping a User Group on a Project

See the Projects section of Permissions and Visibility.