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Foundation Drupal 7 by Robert J. Townsend

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Chapter 5. People, Roles, and Permissions

People, Roles, and Permissions

An overview

A Drupal web site allows people to log in to the site and perform various tasks depending on their role and the permissions assigned to that role. Every user has a unique ID, called the user ID (or uid for short), starting at the number 1 (but note that user #1 is a special user, which I'll discuss shortly). Users have a corresponding account page accessed through a system-generated URL at http://example.com/user/uid; see Figure 5-1 for a screenshot of this page. You can easily navigate to this page by clicking your user name in the administration toolbar, located next to the Log out link, or ...

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