Understanding the permission levels in the Mission Pathways application

Understanding the permission levels in the Mission Pathways application

Mission Pathways designed the user permission levels are with a lot of flexibility. From an Administrator with full access to a volunteer who may require read-only permissions, each access level can be set by module and addresses the various user needs. 

Permission Level Types

Permission levels can be set by module, meaning a user can have two different access levels between Encounter and Grow. The graphics below illustrate user permissions in the Encounter module; permission levels in the Grow module behave in much the same way.

There are four levels you can assign to the application users. They are:
1. Admin - this user has full control over the application, including adding and removing users, updating users' privileges, creating, editing and deleting sessions and groups, and sending out communications to participants and volunteers.

2. Read/Write/Create - a user with this permission level has many of the same privileges as an Admin: they can create, edit, or delete any sessions and groups. Read/Write/Create users can create, edit, or delete the above information in ALL sessions/groups. Like those with Admin permission level, Read/Write/Create users can also send out communications to participants and volunteers.

3. Read/Write - a user with this permission level has more limited access than those with either the Admin or Read/Write/Create access. The Read/Write permission level allows the user to edit profile/session/group/registration form information but has no delete capability. In addition, Read/Write users can edit the above information only in sessions/groups they are a part of.

4. Read-only - as the name indicates, users with read-only permission can read the details of any session/group they are a part of. They have no create, edit, or delete capabilities.

Refer to the graphic representation below of the key differences between the permission levels:

Admin view (Read/Write/Create view is very similar)

This graphic illustrates an Admin view for the Encounter module overview page. For this screen, the Read/Write/Create permission level would also have this view without the ability to add/edit new users.

To see the additional permissions that an Admin has, please refer to:
  1. Add a new user and assigning permission levels
  2. Update a user's access level
  3. Updating Communication features

Compare the above view to the view a user with Read/Write permission has.

Read/Write view

This graphic illustrates a Read/Write view in the Encounter module. As defined, the Read/Write permission level displays ONLY those sessions the user is a part of, whether as a volunteer or participant. In this example, this user can edit details (not create or delete) in the above three sessions, only of which he/she is a part.

Read-only view

As the name indicates, the Read-only view allows a user to read any details in the Encounter Module (or Grow module, if assigned) with NO create, edit or delete capabilities.

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