Public user

A public user is created within Matrix and is stored, by default, under the Users folder in the asset tree.

A public user account

A public user has no access to either the inline edit or the admin UI within Matrix. They can only view the content on your live site. You need to grant the public user read permission to an asset for them to view an asset.

Read User account type quick reference to understand the different abilities each user account type has in a Matrix system.