Permissions
Rocket.Chat has a vast and customizable permissions system. Most of the actions a user can make require certain permission so you can customize what users can do and see.
To access this menu,
  1. 1.
    Go to Administration > Permissions
as shown below:
Permission changes are immediate and transparent. Users do not need to log out, log in, or refresh to change permissions.

Roles

A 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, they 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 admin.
Roles can have different scopes. Currently, we have two scopes Users and 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 has 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.

Default Roles

  • admin (Users) - Have access to all settings and administrator tools.
  • moderator (Subscriptions) - Have moderation permissions for a channel. Has to be elected by a channel owner.
  • 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.
  • user (Users) - Normal user rights. Most users receive this role when registering.
  • bot (Users) - Special Role for bot users, with some permissions related to bot functionality.
  • leader (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.
  • anonymous (Users) - unauthenticated users that access the server when the Allow Anonymous Read setting is activated.
  • guest (Users) - anonymous users that want to write and participate in channels when the Allow Anonymous Read and Allow Anonymous Write settings are activated.
  • livechat-agent (Users) - Agents of livechat. They can answer to livechat requests.
  • livechat-manager (Users) - Manager of livechat, can manage agents and guests.
  • livechat-guest (Users) - Users coming from a livechat channel.

Permissions Available

Permission
Purpose
access-mailer
Permission to use the Mailer Tool. Accessible from Administration -> Mailer.
access-permissions
Permission to create and edit roles and permissions. Accessible from Administration -> Permissions.
add-oauth-service
Permission to manage different OAuth services and apps. Accessible from Administration -> OAuth Apps.
add-user-to-any-c-room
Permission to add a user to a public channel.
add-user-to-any-p-room
Permission to add a user to a private channel.
add-user-to-joined-room
Permission to add a user to a joined channel.
api-bypass-rate-limit
Permission to call api without rate limitation. See Rate Limiter.
archive-room
Permission to archive a channel.
assign-admin-role
Permission to promote user to Admin. Requires view-user-administration permission. Accessible from Administration -> Users.
assign-roles
Permission to assign roles for a user. Requires view-user-administration permission. Accessible from Administration -> Users.
auto-translate
Permission to use the Auto Translate Tool. Accessible from Administration -> Message -> Auto Translate.
ban-user
Permission to ban a user.
bulk-create-c
Permission to bulk create public channels.
bulk-register-user
Permission to bulk add users.
call-management
Permission to start a meeting. Requires Video Conference -> BigBlueButton enabled. Accessible from More -> BBB Video Chat -> Start Meeting.
clean-channel-history
Permission to prune a channel's messages and/or files.
clean-group-history
Permission to prune a group's messages and/or files.
clean-direct-history
Permission to prune direct messages and/or files.
close-livechat-room
Permission to close your own live chat channels.
close-others-livechat-room
Permission to close other live-chat channels.
create-c
Permission to create public channels.
create-d
Permission to start direct messages.
create-p
Permission to create private groups.
create-personal-access-tokens
Permission to create Personal Access Tokens. Accessible from My Account -> Personal Access Tokens.
create-user
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.
delete-c
Permission to delete public channels.
delete-d
Permission to delete direct messages.
delete-message
Permission to delete a message within a channel.
delete-p
Permission to delete private channels.
delete-user
Permission to delete users.
edit-message
Permission to edit a message.
edit-other-user-active-status
Permission to enable or disable other accounts. Accessible from Administration -> Users.
edit-other-user-info
Permission to change other user's name, username or email address. Accessible from Administration -> Users.
edit-other-user-password
Permission to modify other user's passwords. Requires edit-other-user-info permission. Accessible from Administration -> Users.
edit-privileged-setting
Permission to edit privileged settings.
edit-room
Permission to edit a room's name, topic, type (private or public status) and status (active or archived).
edit-room-retention-policy
Permission to edit's a room's retention policy.
force-delete-message
Permission to forcefully delete messages, independent of any deletion blocking setting.
join-without-join-code
Permission to bypass join codes when entering a channel with a join code set.
leave-c
Permission to leave the public channel.
leave-p
Permission to leave the private channel.
mail-messages
Permission to use the "Mail Messages" tool in the channel actions menu.
manage-apps
Permission to manage all apps. Accessible from Administration -> Apps.
manage-assets
Permission to manage assets. Must also be admin Accessible from Administration -> Assets.
manage-cloud
Permission to manage cloud. Requires view-user-administration permission. Accessible from Administration -> Cloud.
manage-emoji
Permission to add custom emojis to the server. Accessible from Administration -> Custom Emoji.
manage-outgoing-integrations
Permission to manage all outgoing integrations. Accessible from Administration -> Integrations.
manage-incoming-integrations
Permission to manage all incoming integrations. Accessible from Administration -> Integrations.
manage-oauth-apps
Permission to manage OAuth apps. Accessible from Administration -> OAuth.
manage-own-outgoing-integrations
User can create and edit own outgoing integration - webhooks.
manage-own-incoming-integrations
User can create and edit own incoming integration - webhooks.
manage-sounds
Permission to manage sounds. Accessible from Administration -> Custom Sounds.
mention-all
Permission to mention everyone in a channel.
mention-here
Permission to notify active users in a channel.
message-impersonate
Permission to impersonate other users using message alias. Accessible from Administration -> Permissions. |
mute-user
Permission to mute other users in the same channel.
pin-message
Permission to pin a message in a channel.
post-readonly
Permission to post messages on read-only channels.
preview-c-room
Permission to preview public channels.
remove-closed-livechat-rooms
Permission to close livechat rooms. Requires view-livechat-rooms permission. Accessible from Livechat -> Current Chats.
remove-user
Permission to remove users from channels.
reset-other-user-e2e-key
Permission to set E2E key. See End to End Encryption.
run-import
Permission to use the data importer tools. Must also be an admin. Accessible from Administration -> Import.
run-migration
Permission to run migrations.
save-others-livechat-room-info
Permission to add additional information to both the visitor and livechat rooms.
send-many-messages
Permission to bypasses rate limit of 5 messages per second.
set-leader
Permission to set leaders for channels
set-moderator
Permission to set moderators for channels.
set-owner
Permission to set other users as owner of a public channel.
set-react-when-readonly
Permission to react to messages in only channels.
set-readonly
Permission to set room read-only. Accessible from Room Info -> Edit.
snippet-message
Permission to create message snippets.
start-discussion
Permission to start a discussion.
start-discussion-other-user
Permission to start a discussion, which gives permission to the user to create a discussion from a message sent by another user as well.
unarchive-room
Permission to unarchive channels.
user-generate-access-token
Permission to create authorization tokens for users.
view-broadcast-member-list
Permission to view the list of users in a broadcast channel.
view-c-room
Permission to view public channels.
view-d-room
Permission to view direct messages. Does not affect the ability to begin/start a direct message with another user.
view-full-other-user-info
Permission to view full profile of other users including account creation date, last login, etc.
view-history
Permission to view the channel history.
view-join-code
Permission to view the join code of channels.
view-joined-room
Permission to view current joined channels.
view-l-room
Permission to view live chat channel.
view-livechat-analytics
Permission to view live chat analytics. Requires Livechat feature enabled and view-live-chat-manager permission.
view-livechat-manager
Permission to view other live-chat managers.
view-livechat-rooms
Permission to view a list of live-chat channels.
view-logs
Permission to view logs. Accessible from Administration -> View Logs.
view-other-user-channels
Permission to manage channels on the admin screen.
view-outside-room
Permission to find new channels and users. Users without this permission won't see channels that they are not part of when searching using the spotlight.
view-p-room
Permission to view private channels.
view-privileged-setting
Permission to view privileged settings.
view-room-administration
Enables Administration -> Channels module. Enables Permission to view public, private, and direct message statistics. Does not include permission to view conversations or archives.
view-statistics
Enables Administration -> Info module. Enables the permission to view system statistics such as number of users logged in, number of rooms, operating system information.
view-user-administration
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 a complete list of other users via the Administration -> Users.
auditor-log
Permission to check the details about who used the Message Auditing Panel and their search results
can-audit-log
Permission to check the details about who used the Message Auditing Panel and their search results
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