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This module allows site administrators to grant some roles the authority to
assign selected roles to users, without them needing the 'administer
permissions' permission.

For each role, Role Delegation provides a new 'assign <ROLE> role' permission to
allow the assignment of that role.

The module also adds an 'assign all roles' permission. Enabling this permission
for a role is a convenient way to allow the assignment of any other role without
having to check all the 'assign <ROLE> role' permissions in the Permissions

If an administrator has the 'administer users' permission, a role assignment
widget gets displayed in the account creation or editing form, and bulk
add/remove role operations become available on the user administration page.
Otherwise, if s/he has at least the 'access user profiles' permission, the
module adds its own 'Roles' tab to the user profile so that roles can be


Install this module using the official Backdrop CMS instructions at

  • Go to the Administer > Configuration > User Accounts > Permissions and scroll
    down to the role_delegation group of permissions. Each role now has a
    corresponding 'assign <ROLE> role' permission. Grant this permission to roles
    that shall have the power to assign role ROLE to users.


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This project is GPL v2 software. See the LICENSE.txt file in this directory for
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