Rocket.Chat has a vast and customizable permissions system. Most of the actions a user can make requires a certain permission so you can customize what users can do and see.
You can find the permission grid under Administration -> Permissions.
Permission changes are immediate and transparent. Users do not need to logout, login or refresh to change permissions.
Role is a set of permissions that can be given to users. Rocket.Chat already comes with a set of default roles that can be edited. You can also create new roles for users.
When someone is registered in a Rocket.Chat server, it will normally receive the
user. If the user is a bot or a guest from a livechat channel, it can receive different roles. Also the first user of a server always receives the role of
Roles can have different scopes. Currently we have two scopes
Subscriptions. The permissions of the
Users roles are valid for the whole server, while the
Subscriptions roles only apply to individual channels, where a user have to be elected to that role in that channel.
An example of
Users role would be an
admin, that have permissions valid for the whole server, while a
moderator that have a
Subscriptions role would have permissions only in a channel that they were elected for that role.
Also, by default roles are shown as little tags on the side of a username on messages.
(Users) - Have access to all settings and administrator tools.
(Subscriptions) - Have moderation permissions for a channel. Has to be elected by a channel owner.
(Subscriptions) - Have owner permissions for a channel. When a user creates a channel they become the owner of that channel. They can also elect more owners for that channel.
(Users) - Normal user rights. Most users receive this role when registering.
(Users) - Special Role for bot users, with some permissions related to bot functionality.
(Subscriptions) - it doesn't have any special permissions, but is used when setting a
leader to a channel. Leaders appear on the header of a channel.
(Users) - unauthenticated users that access the server when the
Allow Anonymous Read setting is activated.
(Users) - anonymous users that want to write and participate in channels when the
Allow Anonymous Read and
Allow Anonymous Write settings are activated.
(Users) - Agents of livechat. They can answer to livechat requests.
(Users) - Manager of livechat, they can manage agents and guest.
(Users) - Users coming from a livechat channel.
Permission to use the Mailer Tool. Accessible from Administration -> Mailer.
Permission to create and edit roles and permissions. Accessible from Administration -> Permissions.
Permission to manage different OAuth services and apps. Accessible from Administration -> OAuth Apps.
Permission to add a user to a public channel.
Permission to add a user to a private channel.
Permission to add a user to a joined channel.
Permission to call api without rate limitation. See Rate Limiter.
Permission to archive a channel.
Permission to promote user to Admin. Requires view-user-administration permission. Accessible from Administration -> Users.
Permission to assign roles for a user. Requires view-user-administration permission. Accessible from Administration -> Users.
Permission to use the Auto Translate Tool. Accessible from Administration -> Message -> Auto Translate.
Permission to ban a user.
Permission to bulk create public channels.
Permission to bulk add users.
Permission to start a meeting. Requires Video Conference -> BigBlueButton enabled. Accessible from More -> BBB Video Chat -> Start Meeting.
Permission to prune a channel's messages and/or files.
Permission to close your own live chat channels.
Permission to close others live chat channels.
Permission to create public channels.
Permission to start direct messages.
Permission to create private groups.
Permission to create Personal Access Tokens. Accessible from My Account -> Personal Access Tokens.
Permission to create new users. Accessible from Administration -> Users. Click the + sign found on the top right hand corner of the Users list to create a new user.
Permission to delete public channels.
Permission to delete direct messages.
Permission to delete a message within a channel.
Permission to delete private channels.
Permission to delete users.
Permission to edit a message.
Permission to enable or disable other accounts. Accessible from Administration -> Users.
Permission to change other user's name, username or email address. Accessible from Administration -> Users.
Permission to modify other user's passwords. Requires edit-other-user-info permission. Accessible from Administration -> Users.
Permission to edit privileged settings.
Permission to edit a room's name, topic, type (private or public status) and status (active or archived).
Permission to edit's a room's retention policy.
Permission to forcefully delete messages, independent of any deletion blocking setting.
Permission to bypass join codes when entering a channel with a join code set.
Permission to leave the public channel.
Permission to leave the private channel.
Permission to use the "Mail Messages" tool in the channel actions menu.
Permission to manage all apps. Accessible from Administration -> Apps.
Permission to manage assets. Must also be admin Accessible from Administration -> Assets.
Permission to manage cloud. Requires view-user-administration permission. Accessible from Administration -> Cloud.
Permission to add custom emojis to the server. Accessible from Administration -> Custom Emoji.
Permission to manage all outgoing integrations. Accessible from Administration -> Integrations.
Permission to manage all incoming integrations. Accessible from Administration -> Integrations.
Permission to manage OAuth apps. Accessible from Administration -> OAuth.
User can create and edit own outgoing integration - webhooks.
User can create and edit own incoming integration - webhooks.
Permission to manage sounds. Accessible from Administration -> Custom Sounds.
Permission to mention everyone in a channel.
Permission to notify active users in a channel.
Permission to mute other users in the same channel.
Permission to pin a message in a channel.
Permission to post messages on read only channels.
Permission to preview public channels.
Permission to close livechat rooms. Requires view-livechat-rooms permission. Accessible from Livechat -> Current Chats.
Permission to remove users from channels.
Permission to set E2E key. See End to End Encryption.
Permission to use the data importer tools. Must also be an admin. Accessible from Administration -> Import.
Permission to run migrations.
Permission to add additional information to both the visitor and livechat rooms.
Permission to bypasses rate limit of 5 messages per second.
Permission to set leaders for channels
Permission to set moderators for channels.
Permission to set other users as owner of a public channel.
Permission to react to messages in only channels.
Permission to set room read-only. Accessible from Room Info -> Edit.
Permission to create message snippets.
Permission to start a discussion.
Permission to start a discussion (Equivalent to start-discussion at this stage).
Permission to unarchive channels.
Permission to create authorization tokens for users.
Permission to view the list of users in a broadcast channel.
Permission to view public channels.
Permission to view direct messages. Does not affect ability to begin / start a direct message with another user.
Permission to view full profile of other users including account creation date, last login, etc.
Permission to view the channel history.
Permission to view the join code of channels.
Permission to view current joined channels.
Permission to view live chat channel.
Permission to view live chat analytics. Requires Livechat feature enabled and view-livechat-manager permission.
Permission to view other livechat managers.
Permission to view list of live chat channels.
Permission to view logs. Accessible from Administration -> View Logs.
Permission to manage channels on the admin screen.
Permission to find new channels and users. Users without this permission wont see channels that they are not part of when searching using the spotlight.
Permission to view private channels.
Permission to view privileged settings.
Enables Administration -> Channels module. Enables Permission to view public, private and direct message statistics. Does not include the permission to view conversations or archives.
Enables Administration -> Info module. Enables the permission to view system statistics such as number of users logged in, number of rooms, operating system information.
Enables Administration -> Users module. Only includes partial, read-only list view of other user accounts currently logged into the system. No user account information is accessible with this permission. Add view-full-other-user-info to see complete list of other users via the Administration -> Users.