Assigning hosted site roles during sign-in

If you use OpenID to manage user accounts, Acquia Cloud Site Factory users have a single account that they use to access both the Site Factory Management Console and hosted websites. Users have role and permission assignments based on where they sign in. By default, all Site Factory Management Console users, whatever their Acquia Cloud Site Factory role, have only the authenticated user role on hosted websites. For example, a user may be assigned the Site builder role in the Site Factory Management Console, but when they sign in to a hosted website, they could have access only to the authenticated user role.

Because your users with the Platform admin or Site builder role in the Site Factory Management Console may need additional access to hosted websites to complete their primary purpose — to build and administer websites — you can configure Acquia Cloud Site Factory to assign a specific role on a hosted website during the sign-in process to your Platform admin or Site builder users.

Assigning a role on hosted sites to Platform admin or Site builder users

To assign a role on your hosted websites to users with the Platform admin or Site builder role, complete the following steps:

  1. Sign in to the Site Factory Management Console using an account with the Platform admin role.
  2. In the admin menu, click Administration, and then click the Centralized role management link.
  3. To assign a role to Platform admins, select the Enable role assignment for Platform Admins check box, and then enter the name of a role that exists on one or more of your hosted websites.
  4. To assign a role to Site builders, select the Enable role assignment for Site Builders check box, and then enter the name of a role that exists on one or more of your hosted websites.
  5. Click Save.

From this point onward, when users with the Platform admin or Site builder role sign in to a hosted website, they are assigned the specified role for the hosted website. If the hosted website does not have a role with the name that you specified, the sign-in process does not modify the user's role assignments on the hosted website.

Managing assigned site roles

Using the Centralized role management admin page, you can stop assigning hosted website roles to users with the Platform admin or Site builder roles, or change the assignment to another specified role.

Changing the assigned hosted site role

To assign Platform admin or Site builder users a different role on hosted websites, complete the following steps:

  1. Sign in to the Site Factory Management Console using an account with the Platform admin role.
  2. In the admin menu, click Administration, and then click the Centralized role management link.
  3. In the Site's role name field, enter a different role that exists on one or more of your hosted websites.
  4. Click Save.

Acquia Cloud Site Factory now assigns the hosted website role that you specified to users with the Site builder role. Changing the assigned role does not affect any other hosted website role assignments, including roles previously assigned by this feature.

Stopping hosted site role assignment

To stop assigning hosted website roles to users with the Platform admin or Site builder role, complete the following steps:

  1. Sign in to the Site Factory Management Console using an account with the Platform admin role.
  2. In the admin menu, click Administration, and then click the Centralized role management link.
  3. Clear the Enable role assignment check box for Platform admins, for Site builders, or both.
  4. Click Save.

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