Admin vs. Non-Admin User
Last modified: May 9, 2012 by Michelle
In Sendouts we have 2 distinct types of Users, Admins and Non-Admins. The main advantage of being an Admin user is that you’ll be able to preform a lot of the setup necessary for everyday use of the database. So things such as populating drop down boxes with terms, managing WebConnect preferences and overall database preferences.
1. User Security
Most of this setup information can be accessed from the Manage Menu (File>Manage). Below is an example of what an Admin will see in their Manage Menu vs. what a Non-Admin will see.
Notice the items that are grayed out in the Non-Admin menu. A Non-Admin user will not be able to access the following areas by default:
- Custom Lists
- Disabled Records
- Duplicate Check Rules
- Password Requirements
- RSS/XML Feeds
An Admin can grant a Non-Admin user the rights to access the above areas, one by one, by going to the User record (in the User Module), right-clicking and selecting Security. From there, they can access their Rights by finding the Configuration section to grant them access.
To find out more about User Security, please reference our article HERE.
In addition to having the ability to preform database setup via the Manage Menu, an Admin User will also have the ability to access the Client Preferences (File>Preferences>Client) which will allow them to customize the database even more. A Non-Admin User will not have access to the Client Preferences.
Learn more about Client Preferences HERE.