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User Roles and Permissions

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This article is intended to inform you about the different User Roles and their permissions within Siteimprove services. 

There are currently 5 default user roles that cannot be edited or deleted. These roles can be copied to create new customized roles if required. Learn more on how to customize user roles

The default user roles can be summarized as follows:

  • Account Owner - All view and action permissions. 
  • Administrator - All view permissions and most action permissions. (See table for details.)
  • User - All view permissions and action permissions, but no access to settings.
  • Read Only - A Read-only user has only view permissions and no action permissions.
  • Report Recipient - A Report Recipient has no view or action permissions. 

Note: The permissions listed apply to the groups, sites and/or checkpoints that a user has been granted access to by an Account Owner. Users with no access to Siteimprove's services can still view an individual Page Report if they have the unique Page Report URL. 

Below you will find a breakdown of the permission for each of the default User Roles.

General 

Permission Report Recipient
Read-only User Admin Account Owner 
Export (CSV / PDF)
Export to report template
Schedule Reports for other users
Schedule Reports for myself
Recheck single pages/pdfs
Recheck own groups
Re-crawl entire website
Add and delete single page checks
View graph annotations
Manage annotations
Siteimprove Academy Access
View DCI menu items
Manage, Create Dashboard
Add, edit and delete page tags

Quality Assurance 

Permission Report Recipient
Read-only User Admin Account Owner 
View QA data
Dismiss/Confirm broken links
Manage misspellings for all pages/sites
Manage misspellings for your own pages/sites
Upload words to the dictionary
View readability data
Manage readability actions
View content policy data
Manage policies
View inventory
Manage inventory

SEO 

Permission Report Recipient
Read-only User Admin Account Owner 
View SEO data
Ignore at page level & site level
Create Tags, Put tags on keywords
Create, Edit and Delete Activity Plans
Add/remove keywords to/from Activity plans
Set target page
Authorize Google Search Console integration

Accessibility 

Permission Report Recipient Read-only User Admin Account Owner 
View accessibility data
Ignore at page level
Ignore issue at site level
Ignore item at site level
Re-calculate issues
Change responsibility

Policy 

Permission Report Recipient
Read-only User Admin Account Owner 
View policies
Manage policies ✔ 
Create policy for all sites
Add policy from library ✔ 

Analytics 

Permission Report Recipient
Read-only User Admin Account Owner 
View statistics
View key metrics
Manage/edit key metrics
Manage/edit Funnels
Manage user journeys
Manage behavior map
View user feedback
Manage feedback ✔ 
Extract Visitor Data file

Data Privacy 

Permission Report Recipient
Read-only User Admin Account Owner 
View Data Privacy Data, Policies, Domains and IP
Add sites to be scanned for personal data
Add, move, and reject domains
Add, delete, and ignore names
Change PIN country-specific format
Change PIN alert email recipient

Performance

Permission Report Recipient
Read-only User Admin Account Owner 
View, create, edit and delete measurements

Web Security

Permission Report Recipient
Read-only User Admin Account Owner 
Grant access to other customer user roles
View security scan results for different domains
Manage scanned domains
View specific issue types
NoteAccount owners can grant access onwards to other custom roles.

Ads

Permission Report Recipient
Read-only User Admin Account Owner 
View and export Ads data
Setup Analytics integration
Manage account
Customize targets
Make real time changes

Response 

Permission Report Recipient
Read-only User Admin Account Owner 
Add/edit URL checkpoint
View response data

Manage Users 

Permission Report Recipient
Read-only User Admin Account Owner 
View user details
Manage users
View own profile
Edit own profile
View roles
Manage Account Owner role
Manage Administrator, User, Report recipient, Read-only and Custom user roles
View password policy
Manage password policy
Note: Only an Account Owner can grant Account Owner permission to another user.

Settings & Integrations 

Permission Report Recipient
Read-only User Admin Account Owner 
Account information
View sites
Manage sites
Add/delete sites
Edit/add exclusions and aliases
View groups
Manage groups
View readability settings
Manage readability test for all sites
View PDF check
Manage PDF checking
View analytics filters
Manage filters
Parameters
Manage parameters
View feedback settings
Manage feedback surveys
View response settings
Manage response
View tags
Manage tags
View API keys
Manage API keys
View SSO settings
Manage SSO
Manage Share Widget
Add Jira connections
Connect URL shortener Integrations
Create Manage/Jira issues

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