The actions described in this article require special permissions that allow you to view and edit the KE-chain administration environment. Only staff users have the right to access this environment, so if you have questions or uncertainties regarding this procedure do no hesitate to contact us using the Getting help page.
As explained on the user concept page, there are two types permissions that a user can have which would allow him to log into the administration environment: they are called superuser status and staff status. The superuser is allowed to do anything he desires, in any project or the administration environment. The user that has only staff status can only act in the administration environment and has no rights regarding projects or tasks.
Other types of users in KE-chain are:
Configurators, which are allowed to:
view, create and edit scopes, change the scope team, scope status and details
view, create, assign, edit, configure and customize task
access Work breakdown, create and delete tasks/subprocesses
access Explorer, view, create, edit, delete parts and properties
access Data model, view, create, edit, delete models and properties
Managers, which are allowed to perform the same actions as a Configurator, but they are only restricted to the scope to which they are assigned as managers
Members, which are allowed to:
view the scope to which they are part of
view the tasks they are assigned to
edit the status of the tasks they are assigned to
edit values of properties configured as 'Edit' in tasks they are assigned to
access the work breakdown
execute scripts customized in tasks they are assigned to
Lead members, which can do what a regular Member does and also:
add users to the Project team
remove non Managers from the Project team
assign users to tasks
Supervisor, which cand do what a Lead member does, but also has access to the App environment.
Superusers, are completely non-restricted to any action in KE-chain, and are the only ones that can:
upload, delete and update scripts
Now, before moving onward to the Managing projects manual, you need to create the users that will be at one point added to a Project team. Make sure you first read this page in order to find out more about how the admin environment works.