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How to configure permissions and set roles in Discord to manage your server or online community? Step by step guide

If you like the world of videogames and you use a platform for it, surely you already know what it is the Discord platform, which is a program that makes it easier for players to communicate through private servers with other players, either by text or by voice.

In this way you can say that Discord it’s kind of a platform like Skype, but this time it is directed especially for Gamers, which greatly facilitates communication between players during games. That is how this platform is fully configurable and has a large number of options available for users who can do practically anything within the platform.

Discord It is mainly characterized by having a permissions system that is based on the functions you grant to your members, these permissions can be granted according to the roles you have, either at the channel level or at the server level. In accordance with this, here we are going to show you how configure permissions and put roles in DiscordTo do this, follow in detail everything that we will teach you below.

What roles exist within a Discord server or community?

Keep in mind that Discord permissions They are based mainly on the functions assigned to each of the members, in this case these permissions will be assigned according to the role, either a role at both server level and channel level, depending on this, said permissions are granted. In these cases, it is necessary to add all the permissions of all the roles in a user, where the channels can deny the server permissions of a role.

However, it should be noted that servers with many users often have a disadvantage when assigning the appropriate permissions to people, as this can become a nightmare. This is because in Discord exist thirteen server-level permissions which allow to have privileges at the administrator level or prohibit someone from having them, nine text permissions, which allow you to send messages or add text links and seven voice permissions which is the ability to speak on the server.

In this way, each of these permissions is a binary option, so they exist 536,870,912 possible permission combinationsThis means that being able to assign each of these permissions manually and individually would be a never-ending procedure, and if there are thousands of users on a server, then it would be an impossible task to do. That is why here we are going to teach you how to configure permissions and assign roles on your server.

Learn step by step to configure permissions and define roles on your Discord server

Taking into account everything mentioned above, the next thing is to start configure permissions and assign roles on your Discord server to ensure that everything works correctly.

To do this, follow each of the steps in detail that we will explain below:

Create roles

The first thing you should do in this case is to start creating the roles for it configure your group permissions, Here you must start the procedure by configuring different roles and then assign them to each of the members of your group.

Keep in mind that you can create any role in a custom way that your group requires, it is also possible to assign multiple roles to a single member. In this case, the roles contain a name, a permission set, and a member set. Therefore, in order to create, delete or assign permissions to the roles, you will need to click on “Roles” and in the menu “Server settings” .

After that you must follow these steps:

  • Here you must click on the arrow next to the server name.
  • Later click on the “Server settings”.
  • In the next window Choose “Roles”.

  • When you create your server for the first time, you will only get a preset role @everyone. This role defines the permissions that are enabled for everyone on your server, even if you don’t have other roles assigned to it.
  • To create a new role you will need to click on the sign “+”.

Create roles

  • When you have created the role, then you can assign the specific permissions for the whole server, but alternating the dials.

Create roles

  • After this the creation process will be finished, here you must select the option of “Save Changes” for the changes made to take effect.

Assign the roles

When you have configured all permissions you want to give to a specific role, then you can start assign the other roles to the members of your server.

To do this, you must follow each of these steps:

  • To start you must click on the tab “Members” and in the menu that appears there select “Server settings”.
  • Now you must click on the sign that appears below the member you want to assign a role to, and select it from the drop-down window.

Assign the roles

  • In this way, said member will have the permissions that you assigned that role.

Channel permissions

  • You can also assign permission to channels in specific either channels voice or text, for this it is necessary to access the channel configuration menu. In order to access this menu, you must select the channel whose setting you want to adjust and then click on the gear icon.
  • To be able to set permissions for roles or for individual members in this channel, then you must select the tab “Excuse me” located in the channel setup menu.

Channel permissions

  • In this case the preset role @everyone By default you will have access to all the characteristics of a channel, here you can allow or deny the permissions that this particular channel has, for this you must click on check boxes.
  • In the case of the green check mark it will indicate that the selected function has enabled permission. In the following image that will be shown you can see how all members are allowed to create an instant invitation link for the channel “General” and that way they can share it with other users.

Channel permissions

  • Now in this image, you are going to be denied all permissions for create invitation links snapshots for the channel “Top secret”.

Channel permissions

  • It is also possible that you can add specific roles or people whom do you want manage channel permissions, for this select the icon of the sign “+”.
  • When you have added a role or member, then you can start assigning the channel permissions to this group or person.

Category permission

In the case of Discord two default states can be found for a channel, one of them is the unsynchronized and the synchronized. In the case of synchronized channels, you will have permissions that completely coincide with those of the category. Category permissions can be modified by right-clicking on the category and clicking “Edit category”.

For this it is necessary to perform the following steps:

  • The first thing to do is click on the “Permissions” and there modify permissions and add roles.

Category permission

  • In the case of disabling “Read text channels and watch voice channels” will make the channels visible to those members who do not have an access, instead of just showing them in a blocked way.

Category permission

  • By not synchronizing the permissions to move a channel between categories, or if you change an individual permission at the channel level, then here it will show you that the channel is not found synced with category.
  • If this appears, it means that the channel does not currently share the same permissions as the category and therefore it is not will update automatically every time you perform changes to category permissions.
  • If what you want is for said channel to be synchronized with the category again, then you must go to the channel’s permission menu and then you must click on the button “Synchronize now”, as shown in the previous image.
  • And finally, if you don’t want to use category permissions anymore, then you can leave all your channels with the category of not synced and this way start managing them individually. Said permits can also be handled particularly in each one of the channels.

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