How can I create an Admin or Moderator role to manage Sessions with more power than Speakers?

Speakers are the most influential users in a Samba Live meeting. They can share content, assign permissions, broadcast, and much more. So, what happens if you want to grant a role more permissions than a Speaker?

This won't be possible, given that Speakers have the highest hierarchy. Removing permissions from a Speaker role is not recommended. A better workaround would be to create a new role with more permissions than the regular attendee but fewer permissions than a Speaker.

We can enable our Custom Role feature in your account, allowing you to create an additional user type to assign when adding attendees to sessions. Speakers will continue to be moderators, and the new custom role will essentially be a presenter with established limits. 

To add a new role with customized permissions, follow the next steps:

  1. Contact support and ask them to enable the Custom Role feature in the desired account.
  2. Log in to the user’s Service Plan or the account where you wish to create this custom role.
  3. Check the Custom role checkbox and give your new role a name (e.g., Presenters).

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  4. Set your preferred permissions in the account Service Plan tab for this new role.

    For example, if you want to give the new role only the capacity to broadcast, share and control content inside the room, then the following boxes should be checked:

      • Allow Broadcast
      • Enable Content Library
      • Allow Content Sharing
      • Allow Content Control

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5.  Click Save.

Now, you'll be able to add users as Speakers, Audience, or Presenters for any session.

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Note: The API can be used to add new users under the newly created role.

Note: OEM partners can also change the names of the Speaker and Audience roles via OEM system-wide language preferences.