What are Kuali User Permissions?
The Kuali User Permissions area allows you to set permissions that give users access to the Kuali Users and Groups area. This is different from permissions that are set at the Kuali Build System Settings and Kuali Build App Permissions levels; although, they do work hand in hand.
How do you configure Kuali User Permissions?
- To configure Kuali User Permissions, navigate to the Kuali Users area by clicking on the Kuali Build logo at the top left of the Kuali Build Dashboard, and then People & Groups. Please note, that a user will also need the System Administrator role in Kuali Build to have access to the People & Groups link (otherwise you only see Groups option).
- Click on People. This will take you to the User list where you can add or remove users and change their permissions and other settings.
- To adjust a user's permissions, search for the user from the search bar at the top of the page.
- Click on the user to navigate to their Account Info. page.
- Click Edit at the bottom of the screen to change the user's permission level.
- Under the Role option, you will notice several different permissions available for you to choose from. Two permissions are relevant to your Kuali Build experience: User and Admin. (Note: Any additional roles listed in the dropdown were created for our other Kuali products and aren't used in Build, so they won't be covered in this guide.)
- User: This setting allows the user to view a list of other users in the system, update their own name and email address, and create their own API keys.
- Admin: An Admin can do everything a User can do, but they can also create/edit any user's information in the system (including their role), create/edit/delete Kuali groups, and create/edit/delete Blueprints. (Note: If the user is not assigned an administrator at the user level and at the Kuali Build System Settings level, they will not be able to administer Kuali Build.)
- Service: A Service user is intended to be a non-person account chiefly used for integrations so they are not set up as an individual.
What are the limitations of the Service user type? Is it better to use Admin or Service type for a service that will be used to create and modify users?
Hi Joanna! Great question, and I'm glad you brought this up so I could clarify it in the guide. Any additional roles listed in the role dropdown were actually created for our other Kuali products and aren't used in Build. The only roles used in Build are User and Admin. To answer your question you will want to give your "service" the admin. role so it has the ability to create and modify users.
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