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Dashboard Roles and Permissions



This document combines the Dashboard (DASH) roles and permissions with Security (SEC) roles and permissions. Or, see the master list across all apps here.



♦ New in 4.4 ♦


Read: Allows a user to view components in Dashboard

Update: Allows a user to edit components in Dashboard

Create: Allows a user to create components in Dashboard

Delete: Allows a user to delete components in Dashboard


  • DASH_AUDIT_COMPARE: Controls access to the Audit Comparison tool
  • DASH_Reports: Controls access to generating Reports
  • New in 4.5 DASH_TRANSCRIPT_IMPORTER: Controls access to the Transcript Importer tool
  • SEC_Advisees: Determines if the user is allowed to add advisees to another user
  • SEC_Change_Password: Controls access to change password
  • SEC_Domains: Provides rights to add domains to users and groups
  • SEC_Group_Members: Determines whether the user has the rights to add users to institutional groups
  • SEC_Groups: Controls the rights of modifying the privileges of institution's groups
  • SEC_Roles: Provides the rights to add and modify internal user roles and specifying what roles they have access to
  • SEC_Users: Controls access to changing details of users such as username and email
New App Functions in 4.4
  • CS_ADMIN_FUNCTIONAL: Allows the user to access all admin functions except the logging area
  • CS_ADMIN_TECHNICAL: Allows the user to access only the logging area–no admin functions
  • CS_ROLE_ANONYMOUS: Allows the user access to the "Access Denied" page. A user with CS_ROLE_ANONYMOUS with READ set to FULL can access the login screen without the "Access Denied" error.
  • CS_ROLE_STAFF*: Allows the user to access the staff menu within the application
  • CS_ROLE_STUDENT*: Allows the user to access the student menu within the application
  • CS_ROLE_USER*: Allows the user to gain entry into the application. Every user MUST have this role and must have CREATE set to FULL

The following functions are considered flags that must be set in order for other permissions to work:

  • CS_ROLE_STAFF: Must be set to FULL for everything if the role pertains to Staff of any sort
  • CS_ROLE_STUDENT: Must be set to FULL for everything if the role pertains to a Student of any sort
  • CS_ROLE_USER: Must have FULL permission across the board for all roles you create



Three types of access in Dashboard include Full, Restricted, and None:

FULL: User has complete access
RESTRICTED: User has access that is restricted

"Restricted" access is the same as "Full" access across all uAchieve web apps except the uAchieve Planner.

NONE: User has no permissions

Control Access

Permission must be set to use each separate function of the Dashboard.

A simple formula to remember for setting permissions is: Action + Function + Access Type = Permission Setting

For example:

Read + SEC_ADVISEES +  FULL = Users able to add advisees to other users
Read + SEC_ADVISEES + RESTRICTED = Users can add advisees to select users
Read + SEC_ADVISEES + NONE = Users cannot add advisees to any other users


Need More?
For additional information on Dashboard and Security settings, see Dashboard Security Definitions.


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