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How do I change user permissions?

How do I change user permissions?

Background

Each SignStix user is assigned a ‘role’, and each role contains a number of ‘permissions’.

The Permissions

The permissions and their meanings in the system are as follows:

Content Viewer: Browsing signs etc.
Writer: Creating signs, editing playlists, sequences, schedules, etc.
Approver: Approving videos in Director and publishing signs in Creator.
Deployer: Ability to press the ‘Deploy Content’ button.
Assigner: Ability to assign signage and other content to zones.
Admin: Adding/removing users and changing roles and permissions.
Locker: Ability to lock a sign in Creator (preventing others from changing certain aspects).
Device Viewer: Ability to view devices in Device Admin, get diagnostics and screenshots.
Device Manager: Ability to register new devices, change device settings, reboot devices, etc

Changing users' access rights

By default there is only 1 role in a new SignStix account - "Full" which gives unrestricted access to the account. You can restrict a user's access rights by either:

  • Assigning the user a role that has different permissions (creating a new role first if necessary).
  • Alter the permissions of the user’s current role (bearing in mind that this will affect all users with that role).


Editing Permissions on a Role


Log into SignStix Director:

  1. Click ‘User Management’ in the menu at the top left.
  2. Click the ‘Roles’ button near the top of the screen.
  3. Move the mouse pointer over the role of interest and click the ‘Edit’ link that appears.
  4. Use the tick boxes to choose the desired set of permissions.
  5. Click the ‘Update Role’ button to confirm your changes.

Adding a New Role

  1. Click ‘User Management’ in the menu at the top left.
  2. Click the ‘Roles’ button near the top of the screen.
  3. Click the ‘Add New Role’ button near the top right.
  4. Use the tick boxes to choose the desired set of permissions.
  5. Click the ‘Add Role’ button to confirm your changes.

Assigning a Role to a User

  1. Click ‘User Management’ in the menu at the top left.
  2. Move the mouse pointer over the user of interest and click the ‘Edit’ link that appears.
  3. Use the ‘Role’ drop-down menu to pick your desired role.
  4. Click the ‘Update User’ button to confirm your changes.
Get to grips with changing user permissions in SignStix Director with our new Video Tutorial.