User Types

The type field is a UserType enum.

The package ships with some defaults, but it's fully customizable. The out-of-box user types are:

  • client (default)
  • admin
  • api

The type field was intended to be used for rough categorization of users and not for fine tuned ACL type roles or permissions.

Examples what type can be used for:

  • Coarse level access/denial to areas of a system eg. Backoffice, REST API.
  • Segregating users on the UI or in Reports
  • Enabling special actions eg. only admins can impersonate other users.

Check out our ACL package for a proper granular permission system that works in combination with this package.

Customizing User Types

For modifying possible user type values refer to Customization.

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