Roles data providers

To manage roles, you use the RoleManager class. When creating an instance of the roles manager, you must specify the roles data provider.

There are two types of roles data providers:

  • Default roles data provider

    You use the default roles data provider to manage default user roles. To instantiate the roles manager with the default roles data provider, you use RoleManager.GetManager().

  • Application roles data provider

    You use the application roles data provider to manage the built-in Sitefinity CMS application roles like administrators, backend users, authors, editors and designers. To instantiate the roles manager with the application roles data provider, you use RoleManager.GetManager("AppRoles").

NOTE: In the For developers: Roles API code samples the application roles data provider is used for example. You can apply the same code for the default one.

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