User profiles

Roles are assigned to users depending on the contribution they will be making to the website. Different levels of access are assigned to each of the roles and are activated when you log onto the site using UCT's Single Sign-on Authentication.

The user roles on the Drupal platform are as follows:

  • Page Manager (PM)a page manager is responsible for pages on a specific site and can create standard webpages only.

  • Content Manager (CM) – a content manager can create, edit and read published and unpublished content as well as upload and link to multimedia.

  • Senior Content Manager (SCM) – a senior content manager can assign and revoke CM and PM roles. This manager can access the Web CMS and create and edit all content, read published and unpublished content as well as upload and link to multimedia.  The SCM cannot edit content in the home page custom regions.

  • Domain Administrator (DA) – a domain administrator has a higher level of authority than the SCM and, among other things, can create theme customisations for the website by altering the main stylesheet (CSS) of the site. They are able to assign and revoke the SCM, CM and PM roles and can read and edit all published and unpublished content.


More information on what these permissions entail is contained in the training manuals for the web CMS:


The following table details the permissions each user has.


Domain Administrator

Senior Content Manger

Content Manger

Page Manager

Single Sign-on Authentication

Create/edit users




Delete Users




Assign/revoke roles




Admin dashboard




Website Management

Feature selection




Theme customisation




Layout selection









Assign/revoke roles

SCM and CM

CM and PM



System Elements

Administer menus

Add only


Default content permissions

Read unpublished content


Read published content

Create/Edit pages

Create/Edit features (notice boards, news, vacancies)


Publish content



Unpublish content



Upload multimedia


Link to multimedia