Roles per Locale

Roles per locale gives you more control over user roles in multi-language repositories.

Roles per locale is available on Enterprise plans

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Adding locales

To user roles per locale, you must have at least two locales in your repository. Learn how to add locales in Manage Languages and Locales.

Configure Roles per locale

Only Administrators can edit user roles. Let's go over the steps for inviting users and editing their roles.

Note about feature activation

When Roles per Locale is activated for the first time, anyone who wasn’t already an administrator will be able to view documents in all languages but without access to edit them. You’ll need to assign each member their new roles per locale to enable them to edit.

Invite users

In your repo, go to Settings > Users. Send an invitation to a new user. You can grant or limit access to certain locales from the moment you send the invitation.

Edit user roles

Go to your repository's Settings > Users. Select the languages for each user using the + Add a locale button.

By default, everyone in the repository can see all documents in all existing locales, but they will only edit for the locales you give them access to.

User roles

Roles per locale facilitates a collaborative translation workflow. Here are the rights and abilities of the different roles:


For the locales that they have been granted access to, they can:

- Create draft documents

- Edit documents without publishing changes

- View documents from other locales and copy them to permitted locales.


Can do everything a Writer can do, plus (for the locales to which they have been granted access):

- Review and publish drafts and edits

- Schedule releases if they have publisher rights for every locale in the release


Everything a Publisher can do, plus:

- Access all locales

- Modify user roles and permissions

Repository owner

There is only one Repository Owner

Everything an Administrator can do, plus:

- Access and edit billing information

For more information about the regular user roles, consult Manage Users.

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