Editing a Role

Note: Only the description can be changed in default roles.



  • DNN Platform
  • Evoq Content
  • Evoq Engage



An administrator account for the desired site.



  1. Go to Persona Bar > Manage > Roles.

    Persona Bar > Manage > Roles


  2. Search for the role you want to act on.
      1. (Optional) Filter the list.
        • If you know the role's name, search for the role by typing its name in the search field.

          Search field for roles


        • If you know the role's group, expand the dropdown in the upper-left, and choose the role's group to filter the list.

          Filter list of roles by group


      2. Locate the role in the list.


  3. Click the pencil icon for the role.


  4. Edit the role's properties.


    Field Description
    Public If enabled, any registered user can subscribe to this role.
    Role Group A role must belong to exactly one group. The [Global Roles] group contains all roles that do not belong to a custom group.
    Security Mode
    • Security Role. The role is used to managed access to modules and pages of the site.
    • Social Group: The role is used as a community that users can join and subscribe to. Available only in Evoq Engage.
    • Both: The role is used both as a security role and as a social group. Use this mode when access to a certain area (modules and pages) of the website must be restricted to members of a community. Available only in Evoq Engage.
    • Pending: The role was created but not yet approved for use.
    • Disabled: The role is not available.
    • Approved: The role is available.
    Auto Assignment If enabled, new users are automatically added to this role.
    Assign to Existing Users If enabled, all existing users are automatically added to this role.


  5. Save.



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