User Roles determine the access level and permissions of a person authorized to use VIDIZMO. In a default VIDIZMO installation, there are certain predefined roles assigned to users with a default set of permissions. These roles can also be configured as per the need of users.

Roles are granted permissions which enable users of that specific role to perform various functions within the application. The assigned permissions define a particular function within the portal. For instance, a Manager is likely to have permissions relevant to managing VIDIZMO channels.

VIDIZMO's default user roles include:

i. Administrators

ii. Managers

iii. Moderators

iv. Contributors

v. Viewers

vi. Anonymous

Note: Every role has certain capabilities, access levels, and permissions that allow the user to complete various tasks. These roles can be customized to meet various business needs, please contact VIDIZMO Support for any customization needs.


An Administrator has full control over the application and can access all functionalities. They have complete control over Media Management, User Management, Channel Settings, Analytics, Control Panel, and Billing Reports. An Administrator also has the permissions to manage email templates, event logs, transcoding, workflow queue, content hosting and login settings.

An Administrator is typically an IT Admin responsible for configuration, monitoring, and security of your systems. 


Managers are Channel owners who are typically responsible for regular operations such as managing users, media, channel settings, monitoring usage via Analytics and Billing. They can create, edit, delete, or brand Channels as per business needs. Managers have full rights to control and manage media content such as publish or delete any media, schedule a live webcast, change access permissions etc for all media uploaded in their designated channel. Moreover, Managers are also responsible for managing user registrations and can also moderate comments and content uploaded by Contributors.

Managers have access to Media Management, User Management, Channel Settings, Analytics, Control Panel, and Billing Reports.


A Moderator performs the support role for Managers. They can moderate media and comments on an Account/Channel which are pending approval. However, any content or comment submitted by Moderator or above roles do not require moderation. 


A Contributor is basically a Viewer with the additional capability to upload and edit their uploaded content. However, the content submitted by Contributors might require approval from the Moderator+ role depending on Channel Settings. Once the content is approved, Contributors cannot edit or delete their uploaded content.


A Viewer is a regular end user of your portal who views media content published in a channel. A Viewer can either be anonymous or authenticated and only has access to content that he/she has been given access to. In addition, Viewers can update their profile, view media assigned to them, view their personal viewing reports and completion certificates.

Anonymous Viewer

Anonymous Viewer is a type of viewer that can only view public media without any authenticated login. 

Note: Administrators can choose to require a simple password before anonymous viewers can view a public media. However, this is still considered as anonymous viewing since there is no user identification or authentication involved.

To learn how a user Role can be modified, click here on How To Change A User Role.