A role, as set in Alfresco, will determine what you can do to the files and folders. Each role in Alfresco has a default set of permissions. See User roles and permissions for more information about roles.
The roles are replicated on the desktop as follows:
|Manager||Full rights to all content||Managers will be able to create, edit, and delete files and folders that are synchronized where the Manager role is set - (*) see note.|
|Collaborator||Full rights to content that they own; can edit but not delete content created by other users||Collaborators will be able to create new files/folders, edit, move, rename, and delete their own files/folders, edit other users content, but won't be able to rename/move/delete files/folders created by someone else - (*) see note. They will be able to check-out/declare as record any file.|
|Contributor||Full rights to content that they own, but cannot edit or delete content created by other users||Contributors will be able to create new files/folders, edit, move, rename, and
delete their own files/folders, but not files/folders created by someone else.
Contributors won't be able to check-out/declare as record files created by other users. They will be able to check-out/declare records for their own files.
|Consumer||View-only rights; cannot create content||Files and folders with the Consumer role will be set to read-only on the desktop.|
- Specific permissions applied to a file that override the inherited permission from the folder. For example, a Consumer that's given Manager permissions on a file won't be able to rename, move, or delete the file.
- Collaborators are only able to edit content that other users have created. Other actions, like rename or move are not permitted.