User types

Learn about standard users, admins, and guests

Updated over a week ago

Slab has three types of users: standard users, admins, and guests. Each user type has varying levels of access within your Slab organization.

Standard users

Standard users are the default user type and have basic access permission. They are suitable for adding users with limited access to your Slab organization while allowing some access.

Standard users can:

  • Create, edit, and delete posts.

  • Join, create, and edit topics.

  • Join, create, and edit groups.

  • Invite teammates.

  • Access the Content Map.

Standard users can't:

  • Manage and view team settings.

  • Reorganize the top-level Content Map.

  • Access Team Insights.

โœ๏ธ Note: The permissions set by an admin determines some standard user actions. This includes:

Additionally, access to posts and topics is determined by the permission set. Click here to learn more about post permissions and here to learn more about topic permissions.

Admins

Admins have the same access as standard users, plus extra control over team settings.

โœ๏ธ Note: A Slab organization can have more than one admin.

Admins can be identified by their blue admin badge on their profile page.

In addition to the actions available to Standard users, Admins can:

Guests

Guests have the least amount of access within a Slab organization. They're ideal for adding external users without granting full access to your Slab organization. Click here to learn more about guests.

Guests can be identified by the yellow admin badge on their profile page.

Guests can:

  • Create, edit, and delete posts to which they have edit access.

  • Only view the topics they have been added to as a member.

  • Edit topics and create subtopics in topics they are a member of and have edit access.

Guests can't:

  • Publish a post unless it's assigned to a topic.

  • Access topics they are not a member of.

  • Invite teammates.

  • Create and delete top level topics.

  • Create groups.

  • Manage and view team settings.

  • Access the Content Map.

  • Access Team Insights.

  • Reorganize the organization-level Content Map.

๐Ÿ’กTip: Admins can set up a Provision to determine what topics a guest will be added to upon onboarding. They can also add them to additional topics later if needed.

Did this answer your question?