Hi, maybe I’m missing something with user roles, but this is what I want to achieve:
All item sets and items are hidden from the public on my Site. When a particular user logs in I want them to be able to view all of the private items and item sets, but not edit them.
I can’t find a way of setting user permissions in such a way to allow this. The most restrictive permissions in which the user can see any of these items is if I set them as ‘Reviewer’ at the Admin level, and then ‘Viewer’ on the Site level. But this allows them to edit items and also make them public.
In fact, this was my mistake and confusion between the permissions of the Researcher role in Omeka Classic and the Researcher role in Omeka S.
In Omeka S, Researchers and Authors can only see public items. The roles and permissions are quite a complicated matrix.
So, back to your initial problem: wanting a logged in user to be able to view everything but not edit anything (i.e. Researcher with Private View). We’ll certainly look into adding this via the core or a module.
+1 on wanting this functionality, with addition that such a Global x Site combo should be able to see an unpublished Site. We sometimes have people (content) who should be able to review a Site but it’s better for all concerned if they can’t make changes.