Article Permissions defined

Site

To assign these permissions, navigate to the site home page (or profile page), Management > Administration > Membership > Roles > [role name]. Click the role you want to edit and click Edit.

Permissions Database ID If granted to a role which includes a user, the user can:
Contact Members

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Contact other members
Feature Content

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Select a blog post, forum post, media gallery file, or wiki page as featured content displayed in the Featured Content widget, typically on the main home page and on group home pages.
Hide Ads

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Not see advertisements. If not granted, that user can see advertisements and manage advertisement settings.
Impersonate User

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Impersonate another user both through the site and through Web Services as if they were logged in as that user. We recommend that you be very careful whom you grant this permission to - it's typically limited to only the Administrators role.
Manage Content

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Manage site articles.
Manage Custom Page

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Add, edit, and delete custom pages within the context of a site.
Manage Membership

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Create users, modify user settings, delete users, and start conversations with any user regardless of whether they're a friend or not.
Edit Settings

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Manage configuration and application settings across the entire site.
Review Abuse

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Review abuse from the site level. Also affects wikis.
Edit Dashboard

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Customize only her/his own Dashboard page, which is the first page users see when they log into the community. As an administrator, you can grant this permission to the Registered User role to allow all your community members to customize their Dashboard. You can also control the widgets available to users to include on this page.
Edit Theme

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Modify theme pages, import/export theme configuration, and view disabled widgets. Typically only granted to the Administrators and group Owners roles.
Read Profiles

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Search and view user profile information.  This permission only has effect on the Everyone role.

Read Content

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Read all content on the site.

Read Post Metadata

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View additional post information, such as post points and posting user's IP address.
Read Reports

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View reports.

Group

To assign these permissions, navigate to the group home page, Management > Manage Group > Permissions. Click the role whose permissions you want to change and edit it.

Also see Revert group permissions to default.

Permissions Database ID If granted to a role which includes a user, the user can:
Access Control Panel

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Access the areas of the Control Panel required to administer group settings, including some areas required for managing individual applications.
Create New Blogs

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Create new blog applications and access to the blog management.
Create New Forums

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Create new forum applications and access to the forum management.
Create New Groups

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Create new groups and access to the group management. Used in conjunction with the group "Edit Group Settings" permission to move a group from one parent to another.
Create New Media Galleries

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Create new media gallery applications and access to the media gallery management.
Create New Wikis

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Create new wiki applications and access to the wiki management.

Create New Articles

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Create new article applications and access to the article management.

Delete Blogs

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Delete blog applications.
Delete Forums

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Delete forum applications.
Delete Groups

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Delete groups.
Delete Media Galleries

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Delete media gallery applications.
Delete Wikis

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Delete wiki applications.
Delete Articles

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Delete articles applications.
Read Group Names in Lists

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View group names in lists and search queries, regardless of membership. Important for allowing users to discover closed or private-listed groups.
Edit theme

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Modify theme pages, import/export theme configuration, and change the theme for a group
Join Group

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Join a group without Owner or Manager approval.
Join Groups by Request

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Request membership to a group, with Owner or Manager approval.
Manage Content Pages

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Add, edit, and delete custom pages within the context of a group.
Edit Group Settings

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Manage group settings, applications, and activity messages. Grants access to poll voting report. Used in conjunction with the group "Create New Groups" permission to move a group from one parent to another. Having this permission at the root level also grants ability to create joinless groups.
Manage Membership

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Manage group membership (add, delete, accept, reject, and invite members).
Read Content

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Read group content.
Review Abuse

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Review and uphold or reject abuse report appeals.
Read Group Members

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View a group's list of members.

Group Calendar

The following group-level permissions are present only if you have Event Calendar installed. Note that these permissions apply to all calendars in the group and can't be granted for specific calendars.

Permission Database ID If granted to a role which includes a user, the user can:
 Add Comment

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Add a comment to a calendar event.
Add Events

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Add an event to a calendar.
Delete Comment

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Delete a comment on a calendar event.
Delete Event

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Delete an event on a calendar.
Edit Calendar

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Edit a calendar.
Edit Comment

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Edit a comment on an event.
Edit Events

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Edit a calendar event.
Manage Registrations

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Manage registrations for an event.
View Calendar

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View a calendar.
View Registrations

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View registrations for an event.

Blog

To assign these permissions, navigate to the blog home page, Management > Manage Blog > Permissions.

Permissions Database ID If granted to a role which includes a user, the user can:
Attach Local Files 

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Upload and attach files to a post.
Attach Remote Files

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Link to media hosted on a separate server.
Create Comments

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Create comments on blog posts.
Create Posts

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Create new blog posts.
Delete Comments

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Delete blog post comments.
Delete Posts

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Delete blog posts.
Edit Theme

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Modify theme pages, import/export theme configuration, and change the theme for a blog.
Manage Content Pages

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Add, edit, and delete custom pages within the context of a blog.
Review abuse

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Approve blog posts, comments, and manage spam.
Edit Settings

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Modify blog application settings.
Edit Comments

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Modify blog post comments.
Edit Posts

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Modify blog posts, including tags and featured content settings.
Rate Posts

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Rate blog posts.
Read Content

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Access blog post content, RSS and ATOM feeds*, associated tags, and create pingback and trackback links.

*You can subscribe to a blog's ATOM feed by clicking the ATOM link in the Blog - Links widget.

Forum

To assign these permissions, navigate to the forum home page, Management > Manage Forum > Permissions.

Permissions Database ID If granted to a role which includes a user, the user can:
Attach Local Files

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Upload and attach files to a forum post.
Attach Remote Files

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Link to media hosted on a separate server.
Bypass Moderation

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Submit new posts to moderated forum without having to be approved.
Create Polls **

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Create a voting poll as part of a new forum post.  ** Deprecated and no longer used after version 8.5 with the addition of embeddable polls.  Will be removed in a future release
Create Threads

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Create new forum posts. Also used in conjunction with the wiki "Create New Pages" permission to capture a forum thread to a new wiki page.
Post Replies

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Create a reply to an existing forum post.
Delete Posts

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Delete forum posts.
Mark Reply as Answer

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Verify a reply as accepted or rejected as the answer to a question and answer forum post.
Review abuse

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Approve forum posts and replies, modify locked posts, join and split threads, move threads, delete posts that have replies, and view post author's host IP address.
Edit Settings

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Modify forum application settings.
Edit Posts

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Modify forum posts, including tags and featured content settings.
Mark Thread as Sticky

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Create new forum posts as "sticky" posts that are listed first. Also can lock a post to prevent replies.
Mark Thread as Announcement

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Create new forum posts as announcements.
Rate Posts

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Rate forum posts.
Read Content

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Search and view forum content, attachments, and tags. Subscribe to e-mail notifications, and RSS feeds.

To assign these permissions, navigate to the gallery home page, Management > Manage gallery > Permissions.

Permissions Database ID If granted to a role which includes a user, the user can:
Attach Local Files 

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Upload media.
Attach Remote Files

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Link to media hosted on a separate server.
Bypass Moderation

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Create new media gallery posts without having to be approved.
Create Comments

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Create comments on media gallery posts.
Create Posts

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Create new media gallery posts.
Delete Comments

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Delete media gallery post comments.
Delete Posts

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Delete media gallery posts.
Download Files

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Download a media gallery file.
Review Abuse

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Approve media gallery posts. Delete posts that contain comments. Approve or delete comments. 
Edit Settings

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Modify media gallery application settings.
Edit Posts

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Modify media gallery posts, including tags and featured content settings.
Rate Posts

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Rate media gallery posts.
Read Content

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Search and view media gallery content, files, and tags. Subscribe to RSS feeds.

OAuth (External site)

These are site-level permissions. To assign these permissions, navigate to the site home page (or profile page), Management > Administration > Membership > Permissions > [role name].

Permissions Database ID If granted to a role which includes a user, the user can:
Create External Comments

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Create comments on external content.
Create External Content

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Create external content.
Delete External Comments

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Delete comments on external content.
Moderate Tags on External Content

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Moderate tags on external content.

Edit External Comments

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Modify comments on external content.
Rate External Content

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Rate external content.
Tag External Content

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Tag external content.
ORead External Content

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View external content.

Wiki

To assign these permissions, navigate to the wiki home page, Management > Manage gallery > Permissions.

Permissions Database ID If granted to a role which includes a user, the user can:
Create Comments

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Create a comment on a wiki page.
Create Pages

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Create a new wiki page.
Delete Comments

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Delete a comment from a wiki page.
Delete Pages

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Delete a wiki page.
Lock Posts

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Lock an existing wiki page.  Locked pages cannot be modified.
Edit Comments

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Edit an existing comment on a wiki page.
Edit Pages

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Edit a wiki page.
Edit Settings

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Edit pages and comments for a wiki.  May need to add the group "Access Control Panel" permission for UI components leveraging this permission.
Move Posts

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Specify which parent page the current page is a child of.
Rate Comments

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Apply a rating to a wiki page comment.
Rate Pages

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Apply a rating to a wiki page.
Read Content

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Read (view) wikis and their pages.