Got the solution.
The option is available under Manage > Categories > Options > Access Control > Search User > Privileges.
I am just saying how amazing NodeBB is. Well, maybe it is a combination of how amazing NodeBB, Node.js and redis is!
I haven't upgraded my production forum to
v1.0.0 yet as I want to confirm that the plugins I use will work as expected. I decided to "clone" my forum to a dev forum and then do an upgrade to the dev forum first. I haven't gotten to the upgrade part yet but the cloning was very easy.
redis-copy localhost/0 localhost/1
tar cf - . | (cd /dev/forum/path; tar xvf -)
All is great at this point. My dev has the original content from production as well as a few new additions, that I've made, to confirm that production is still exactly how it should be.
Later I'll shut down DevNodeBB and attempt the upgrade from
Whew. Glad I went through this exercise. My upgrade has run into a hitch. See here if interested or if you are good with redis