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Drupal 7: Visual QuickStart Guide by Tom Geller

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7. Wrangling Users

In This Chapter

Managing User Accounts

Controlling How Users Interact with Their Accounts

Defining User Roles and Permissions

Building and Protecting Your User Community

The Internet’s history proves the old adage “Anything that can be used will be abused.” Post an email address online and spam attempts begin within hours; launch a web site that permits user comments and every manner of stupidity will find you.

Fortunately, Drupal has included anti-abuse technologies since its beginnings. Chief among them is its system of user roles and permissions, which gives you broad power to regulate who can perform specific actions on your site while keeping those rules manageable, even as the site grows to thousands of members.

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