Control fine-grained, role-based permissions that can be assigned on a per forum category basis. Assign multiple use-cases to individual members. Set Role via SSO sych with an access control list.
Vanilla can be set to be completely private. Only registered members will be able to log in and participate in the community. You can decide if new registrants require approval before being awarded member status and you can delegate approval to moderators.
Ranks are an indication of status but can also be used to grant members more abilities. Styling can be applied to show insignia and make posts stand out. Ranks can be assigned manually, via SSO or can be earned based on reputation score. Find out more.