Adding Users to a DNN role


If you would like to add permissions to a user to make changes and updates to the website, you will need to add the user to a DNN role. This article details how to assign or add a DNN user account to a user role.




  • You need an Administrator account or the SuperUser account for the site to be able to make the changes and updates outlined in this article.



  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 on the list.

  3. Click the Users in Role icon for the role.


  4. (Optional) Check the Send Email box to notify the user of changes to their role(s).


  5. (Optional) Check the Is Owner box to designate the next added user as the owner of the role.


    Note: This option is available only if the role's Security Mode is set to SocialGroup or Both. The role owner can moderate other users assigned to the role.


  6. Type the username, first name, or last name in the search field. Then click +Add.



  1. Log in to the user you just provided access to.
  2. Users that have been added to a role immediately gain access to any modules or pages available to members of that role.
    • The user may need to refresh their browser to view those modules and pages.



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