User Roles

The MakerKit Starter has three default roles:

enum MembershipRole { Member = 0, Admin = 1, Owner = 2, } export default MembershipRole;

We use an enum, but you can convert this to an object if you need more granular permissions.

The permissions are hierarchical, which means that if we had a role with a lower level (Readonly), we would add it before Member:

export enum MembershipRole { Readonly = 0, Member = 1, Admin = 2, Owner = 3, }

When writing permissions between users, we can check if the user performing the action has a greater role than the target user.

You can extend the role above easily by adding your own, for example:

export enum MembershipRole { Readonly = 0, AccountManager = 1, Owner = 2, }

Afterward, remember to add the name and descriptions of these roles in the translations file common.json:

"roles": { "owner": { "label": "Owner", "description": "Can change any setting, invite new members and manage billing" }, "accountmanager": { "label": "Account Manager", "description": "Can change some settings, invite members, perform disruptive actions" }, "readonly": { "label": "Readonly", "description": "Can only read information" } }

Learn more about using user roles in your permissions system.

The role is stored in the database as a column in the memberships tabel.

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