There used to be a CiviCRM permission in the CMS for "access CiviCRM" - and most of the resources mention this. But its gone now (CiviCRM v 5.33, Drupal 7.78) and I need to give some users contact, event, activity, contribution creation & edit permissions but not "administer CiviCRM" permission.

The result is that the CMS role "CiviCRM user" (different from "CiviCRM Administrator") cannot access CiviCRM unless I give full CiviCRM administration privileges.

What is the current best practice for giving this set of permissions?

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Internally it's still "access CiviCRM". The label changed to "access CiviCRM backend and API".


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