However, if you have a great many different groups of users with specific access rights, it's better to use groups. Roles are intended to govern who can do what types of work in the database -- edit configuration records, create a certain type of document, see accounting records which are private from all other users. If you're using Roles for access control to specific documents, as opposed to a type of document, then you're probably misusing them.
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