Which of the standard Sitecore roles is required for a CMS user to view the 'Add an account' dialog via the Content Editor?

Any Item > Security > Assign security

Adding the user to the sitecore\Sitecore Client Securing role enables the 'Assign security' link, which opens the 'Assign Security Rights' dialog. But the 'Add' button does nothing when clicked.

1 Answer 1


The sitecore\Sitecore Client Securing role grants access to features and applications used to assign access rights.

Gives the user access rights to security features in the Content Editor and other relevant applications.

This role is intended for users who need to maintain users and access rights.

You need to assign the sitecore\Sitecore Client Account Managing role in order to provide access to applications used to maintain users, roles, and domains.

Gives the user access to maintain users, roles, and domains in the Access Manager, the Domain Manager, the Role Manager, and the User Manager.

Both sitecore\Sitecore Client Securing and sitecore\Sitecore Client Account Managing are members of the sitecore\Sitecore Local Administrators role.

These roles are described on the Security Roles Sitecore official documentation page:

  • This is now working as expected with only sitecore\Sitecore Client Securing being assigned. The odd behaviour I initially observed has been put down to a potential caching issue. Thanks for your clarification on this.
    – user1704
    Commented Feb 3, 2020 at 12:12

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.