User Roles

Learn about the three available User Roles and their functions: Administrators, Contributors and Consumers. Each comes with their own set of permissions and capabilities


Administrators are in control of your Canto account. They’re business users, not IT, who set permissions for other users, run detailed reports and customize the entire Canto experience.

Admin role in Canto
Contibutors view in Canto


Contributors can take advantage of Canto’s many features, including uploading content, adding descriptive metadata and creating folders and albums to maintain your library’s organization.


Consumers are granted limited access to Canto. They can download, preview and share digital assets – but they can’t edit content, upload files or adjust your Canto account.

Consumer roles in Canto