Templates and Roles
Template is the blueprint of the room. It defines the settings of the room along with the behavior of users who are part of it.
Room will inherit the properties from a template that you have specified while creating it. If you have not specified any template then it will pick the default template.
Each template will be identified by its id or name. E.g.
Users can see or modify the templates by visiting Templates on Dashboard or via API(see below). After updating a template or some part of its like permissions, you need to rejoin or restart the session for the template updates to take place.
Role is a collection of permissions that allows you to perform certain set of operations while being part of the room. It has the following attributes:
Every role has a name that should be unique inside a template. This name will be used while generating app tokens and referencing inside a template.
Publish strategies will be used to determine the tracks and their quality which can be published by this role.
|Can share audio||Whether the role is allowed to publish the audio track or not.|
|Can share video||Whether the role is allowed to publish the video track or not|
|Can share screen||Whether the role is allowed to do screen share or not|
|Video quality||Quality of the video track which is going to be published by the role. Currently, 6 video qualities |
|Screenshare quality||Quality of the screen which is going to be shared by the role. Currently, 2 video qualities |
Subscribe strategies will be used to determine what all roles, this role can subscribe to.
|Subscribe to||You can select all the roles of the template which this role will subscribe|
|Subscribe Degradation||When this flag is turned on, one or more remote video tracks will be muted automatically when the network condition worsens. Such tracks will be marked as |
Permissions will contain a list of additional privileges that this role will have.
|Can change any participant's role||With this permission, user will be able to change the role of the other participant's who are present in the room|
|Can mute any participant||With this permission, user will be able to mute any participant's audio and/or video.|
|Can ask participant to unmute||With this permission, user will be able to ask any participant to unmute their audio and/or video.|
|Can remove participant from the room||With this permission, user will be able to remove any participant from the current session of the room.|
|Can end current session of the room||With this permission, user will be able to end the current session of the room.|
Apart from the dashboard, a programmatic way to interact with templates is via API.