What are the available Users, Roles and Permissions in KMC?

Roles and Permissions

Roles and permissions enable organizations to define a user's ability to perform actions based on the user's responsibilities. Only users with admin permissions can add users, create roles and define permissions.

A publisher uses the roles and permissions infrastructure to specify actions that a user is allowed to perform. User roles define permissions granted to the user for the different KMC functionalities.

Adding a User

The following table lists the information that should be provided for adding a new KMC admin user. Please note that a limited number of users are allocated by default to each KMC account. If you reached the KMC users quota for your account and need to set additional users, please contact Kaltura with a request for additional KMC admin users.



Email address 

The user’s email address serves as a unique identifier of the user in the Kaltura system, as the user login username and as a recipient address for system-generated messages. Upon the creation of a new user account, a welcome email notification will be sent to this email address with a link for setting the initial password.

First name, Last name 

User’s name

Publisher ID (Optional) 

A unique identifier that may be in use by the publisher in different systems. This will serve as the KMC user identifier as content contributor in all KMC-related locations. When a publisher ID is not provided, the user email address will be used as a default value.

User Role 

Defines the set of permissions granted to the user for the different KMC functionalities. This role should be set according to the tasks that the user needs to work on and the functionalities that the user needs access to within the KMC. The different KMC user roles are set (by users who are granted with permission to do so) from the KMC Roles page (under the Administration tab).

To add a user

  1. Go to the Administration tab and select the Users tab.
  2. Click Add User and fill in the details in the Add User window.
  3. Select a User Role from the drop-down menu. The choices are:
    • Publisher Administrator - Full control over publisher account and user management functionalities
    • Manager - Full control over publisher account functionalities
    • Content Uploader - Access to content ingestion and management functionalities
    • Content Moderator - Access to publisher content moderation panel.
    • Player Designer - Access to publisher studio
  4. (Optional) Click Add Role to create a custom role. See Creating Custom Roles.
  5. Click Save.

When a user is created, an email will be sent to the specified email address containing a link to set the account password.

User Actions

Use the Actions menu (3 dots) to select an option for the selected user. The actions available are:


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