Managed metadata roles (SharePoint Server 2010)
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010
Topic Last Modified: 2011-09-25
A user’s role determines how the user can work with managed metadata. This article defines user roles and identifies the allowed actions associated with each role.
Local term sets are created within the context of a site collection. For example, if you add a column to a list in a document library, and create a new term set to bind the column to, the new term set is local to the site collection that contains the document library. Global term sets are created outside the context of a site collection. Regardless of a user's role, the user can work with only global term sets and term sets that are local to the user's site collection.
The following table identifies user roles and the actions that members of each role can perform on managed metadata.
Term store administrator
A user who is identified as a term set owner, term set contact, or term set stakeholder cannot perform any activities on managed metadata. The values term set owner, term set contact, and term set stakeholder exist only for documenting people or groups that are related to the term set in some way.
|Identifying a user as the term set contact does not allow the user to perform any particular actions. However, if a contact is specified for a term set, site users will be able to make suggestions about the term set, and the suggestions will be sent to the contact.|
End users of Microsoft SharePoint Server, such as site collection users, can perform the following activities that involve managed metadata:
When farm administrators, term store administrators, group managers, and contributors work with managed metadata, they use the Term Store Management Tool. End users perform their activities within the context of their SharePoint Server 2010 task.