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Author & editor roles
Learn about these 2 roles in the CMS.
There are 2 user roles in the Mass.gov Content Management System (CMS): Author and Editor. The Author role is ideal for users who should have their work reviewed before it is published.

Author role

Authors can:

  • Draft content
  • Watch content
  • Edit content
  • Upload documents and other media files
  • Replace documents and other medial files with new versions
Authors cannot:
  • Publish, unpublish or move content to the Trash.

Editor role

Editors can:

  • Use all author privileges
  • Publish content
  • Unpublish content
  • Move content to the Trash
Beyond these 2 user roles, permissions can be added to work with specific content types. For example, an author or an editor can be given permissions to create Executive Orders.

How to request a new author or editor account

To create or change an account, a supervisor can submit a ServiceNow support request. Your request should include:
  • The name of each user
  • Their state email address
  • Author or editor account

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