Subscriber: Subscribers have a read-only access to the dashboard. They cannot create analytics.
Users are usually given the Subscriber role so they can read and add Opinions to articles.
Analyst: Analysts can use all the existing features (Analytics, Tracked Topics, Potion) but only on their own copy of the dashboard.
Analysts cannot make changes that are spread across all the copies of the dashboard.
Publisher: Publishers have access to the master dashboard. All the changes they make on the master dashboard are spread across all its copies. The master dashboard is indicated by this bar at the top of the page:
Publishers do not have access to any of the administrative features like adding users and creating new dashboards.
Admin: Admin is the highest rank of the Netvibes user permissions. Admins can do everything, including administrative actions like creating new dashboards and adding users. They have access to all the dashboard features as well.
The admin has both his or her own copy of the dashboard and access to the master dashboard.