A member user account is someone who has permissions to log in and view content objects, pages or templates within your site. Many sites may not need a member user. This is typically used for sites that have a password protected area.
In the password protected area anonymous group would be given display rights of 'no'. Contributors and member user accounts that should have access to the content, page or template should be given display rights of 'yes'. In this way you can control who is able to see the content of your site.
Member user accounts will not be able to edit any content, publish or do any other operations, and will not see any Savvy CM icons or interface. This is the main difference between members and content contributors, who can edit and can see the Savvy CM interface.
Member user accounts do not count against your licensed number of users allowed.
Creating New Member