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The Role Help module allows a site administrator (with the 'administer access
control' permission) to set a summary and help text for each role.

The role help text may be shown to users on a tab in their user account. Only
the role descriptions that a user has access to are shown.

The summaries are shown in the role admin page and in forms that show role


  • Install this module using the official Backdrop CMS instruction.

  • Visit the Roles configuration page under Administration > Configuration >
    User Accounts > Roles (admin/config/people/roles). For each role, select
    Configure Role and enter the summary and help text for the role.

  • Also on the Roles configuration page, choose the Help text format.

Differences from Drupal 7

  • The Role Help settings admin page has gone away because all settings are in
    or accessible from the Role settings page (admin/config/people/roles).

  • The D7 version of Role Help provided a list of all roles visible to the user
    at help/roles. Backdrop has dropped the Help menu and path. So instead, this
    module optionally provides a list of all roles for administrators at
    admin/people/roles and provides a list of the user's roles at user/%user/roles.


Additional documentation is located in the Wiki.


Bugs and Feature requests should be reported in the Issue Queue.

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