Managing Administrator Roles and Permissions
UNIWeb administrators are differentiated from general UNIWeb members because they can perform certain tasks within UNIWeb that general users cannot, or would not need to. The ability to perform a particular administrative task is called a permission.
Not every UNIWeb administrator will need access to every permission across the entire UNIWeb network. Generally, a small number of users will need to have a particular set of permissions to perform administrative tasks within their academic unit. Accordingly, UNIWeb delegates administrator permissions through the creation of administrator roles, groupings of permissions that are restricted to a particular academic unit and its sub-units. Roles can be assigned, modified, and removed from multiple UNIWeb members at once.
For example, a department of health sciences may have 3 faculty members that are dedicated to performing administrative tasks within the health sciences academic unit. These three administrators could be assigned a single role that looks like this:
Role Name
Academic Unit
Permissions
Health Sciences Administrator
Health Sciences
    Approve new themes
    Assign roles to members
    Create new accounts
    Delete existing accounts
    Edit member information
    Send email invites
    View analytics
As the role in the example above applies only to the Health Sciences academic unit, the administrators who have been assigned the role above would only be able to perform those tasks within the Health Sciences academic unit and its sub-units. If the role above is modified - if permissions are added or removed - those modifications would be applied to all three administrator accounts at the same time.
When your institution sets up their network, the Proximify team will create your first administrator accounts. As an administrator, it is your responsibility to create and assign roles to future users.

On this page:

Creating Administrator Roles

Before you begin: this procedure requires an administrator role within the subject’s academic unit that includes the following permissions:
    Edit Roles
If you have not been assigned a role with the permissions listed above, and believe that you should be able to perform this task within your academic unit, please contact your system administrator.
    1.
    From your UNIWeb Administration page, go to Access Control
    2.
    Click the Add role button in the left panel
    3.
    In the New Role dialog, type in a Role name and select the Academic Unit where the new role’s permissions will be applied. You may only create Roles within your own Academic Unit and its sub-units.
    4.
    Select the permissions that you would like to assign to the new role. You may only assign permissions that you have access to within your Academic Unit.
    5.
    Click Save.
Tip: The permissions that you assign to a role are applied within the role’s selected academic unit and all of its sub-units. If you want a role to have access to all members and academic units of the network, choose the name of your institution as the academic unit for the role.

Editing Administrator Roles

Before you begin: this procedure requires an administrator role within the subject’s Academic Unit that includes the following permissions:
    Edit Roles
If you have not been assigned a role with the permissions listed above, and believe that you should be able to perform this task within your academic unit, please contact your system administrator.
    1.
    From your UNIWeb Administration page, go to Access Control
    2.
    In the left panel, locate and click on the role that you would like to modify. You may only edit roles within your Academic Unit and its sub-units.
    3.
    In the role dialog, you can modify the role name, Academic Unit, and select or deselect permissions for the role. You may only assign permissions that you have access to within your Academic Unit.
    4.
    Select the permissions that you would like to assign to the new role
    5.
    Click Save.
Note: Any changes made to an existing role will immediately affect all of the administrators who have previously been assigned that role.

Deleting Administrator Roles

Roles cannot be deleted, but their permissions can be revoked. Roles that do not have any permissions assigned are greyed out and considered inactive, but can be made active again by reassigning permissions to it.
Before you begin: this procedure requires an administrator role within the subject’s academic unit that includes the following permissions:
    Edit Roles
If you have not been assigned a role with the permissions listed above, and believe that you should be able to perform this task within your academic unit, please contact your system administrator.
    1.
    From your UNIWeb Administration page, go to Access Control
    2.
    In the left panel, locate and click on the role that you would like to modify. You may only edit roles within your academic unit and its sub-units.
    3.
    In the role dialog, deselect all of the role’s assigned permissions.
    4.
    Click Save.
Note: Any changes made to an existing role will immediately affect all of the administrators who have previously been assigned that role.

Administrator Permissions

Permission Name
Permission Function
Approve new themes
Edit, delete or approve research themes that have been proposed by UNIWeb members within your Academic Unit.
Assign roles to members
Assign roles to grant other UNIWeb members administrator access to your Academic Unit or its sub-units.
Create API clients
Grant other software systems secure read/write access to information stored by UNIWeb. See API Access for more information.
Create new accounts
Create UNIWeb member accounts.
Delete existing accounts
Delete UNIWeb member accounts.
Edit academic units
Create, edit or delete academic units and unit types.
Edit equipment information
Create, edit or delete equipment / resource profiles.
Edit member information
Edit the public profile data of UNIWeb members in your academic unit, view their CV information, and generate CVs and Reports on their behalf.
Edit roles
Add, edit or delete administrator roles.
Edit web articles
Add, edit or delete web articles.
Receive new theme notifications
Get automatic emails whenever a new research theme is created by a UNIWeb member in your Academic Unit.
Receive signup notifications
Get automatic emails whenever a new UNIWeb member completes the UNIWeb signup process.
Send email invites
Invite users to join the UNIWeb network by sending account sign-up invitations and reminder emails.
Upgrade profile schema
Accept requests to update profile schemas.
View analytics
View and download Academic Metrics data from an Academic Unit.

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