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Note: You must be at least an Organization Administrator to manage users. View the User Roles and Management PDF. For more management options, please refer to the Configure Identity Provider article.

Overview of User Roles

System Administrator
The super user account for creating institutions and managing system-wide settings. Additionally, the System Administrator typically manages the hardware for the self-hosted deployment.

Institution Administrator
The semi-super user account for creating organizations and managing institution-wide settings like authentication sources, media workflows, portals, etc.

Organizational Administrators
An administrative user that can manage libraries, users and media sources for an organization (or more than one organization).  Additionally, the Organization Administrator can add and delete video, set up Web Publishing Playlists and Sharing relationships in any Library.

Contributor
A role that allows a user to add, delete and manage video files from a Library.  Additionally, a contributor can set up Web Publishing Playlists and Sharing relationships between Libraries and Organizations.

Editor
A user role cannot add or delete video, but is allowed to edit and publish existing videos in the Media Library.  Sees only the Media Library and Shared Library tabs.

Viewer
Can view video in a Library or Shared Library.  Cannot add/delete or publish video.

Configure an Identity Provider
By default Users are authenticated based on the internal Ensemble Video login process. Also, Ensemble Video binds with LDAP, Active Directory, and Shibboleth to support automated user management and creation technology.  To learn more about LDAP, Active Directory and Shibboleth please refer to the Configure Identity Provider article.

View the User Management and Roles PDF.