- Users = accounts and are Administrative or Site Members.
- Groups can be created and users added.
- Permissions to edit, view etc. are granted to GROUPS and not ACCOUNTS.
Some confusing areas:
- the Administrative Users and the "Site Members" are administered in completely different areas.
- You can't list all users. You can only list users in a group. If you create a user but don't put them in a group, you can have difficulty finding them. I would recommend creating some default groups and make sure you add Administrative users to a group.
- I think there might be some default groups or accounts that don't show up.
- It would be nice to have a default "everyone" group maybe.
There are basically 2 types of Users. Administrative and Site Members.
- This includes Super Admins right down to authors and editors.
- Users are promoted here by the Action of an Admin.
- Users with any rights to publish etc. should be put here.
- Administrative Groups can be assigned Permissions to nodes in the site tree.
- You manage them by using the "Administrative Users" menu option in the Upper Right Hand Corner. (I found this separation from the site members confusing).
- Can be allowed to SELF REGISTER.
- Site Customization can be driven by the account
- Site Members can identify "Areas of Interest" or Catagories.
- Site Members can sign up for Mailings.
- You manage them by using the Site Members.
I probably have not done this topic justice. It is very powerful combination.