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8.x
Description: 

In Drupal 7 following permissions allowed you to immediately configure the fields and display of the respective entities:

  • Administer content types (nodes and comment in case comments is enabled)
  • Administer users
  • Administer taxonomy

In Drupal 8, each fieldable entity automatically gets a separate permission to manage the fields and/or display:

  • Entity type x: Administer fields
  • Entity type x: Administer display

Administer fields is also labeled as a secure permission and should only be granted to trusted site administrators.

Impacts: 
Site builders, administrators, editors
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