March 01, 2016
We recently had a client whose content authors required access to the change template functionality in the content editor Configure ribbon. Sitecore provides several out-of-the-box roles (e.g. sitecoreSitecore Client Maintaining) that grant this access, but they also grant access to other functionality in Sitecore that the content authors should not have access to. Knowing that the Sitecore roles were no longer an option, we decided to create our own custom role that would provide the required access. Given that this wasn't a task we do on a regular basis, we had to do some poking around in the core database.