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User Roles and Permissions | AT&T Office@Hand
Article #3067

How do I set up User Roles and Permissions? How do I assign a specific role to Users?

User Roles and Permissions | AT&T Office@Hand

Key Features and Benefits

  • Enforce company security policy with flexible role­-based access control
  • Empower an admin to assign roles to users and grant permissions based on the positions in the companies
  • Out of box solution for fast on-boarding. Easily grant the access privilege to selected users with 7 pre­defined roles
  • Ability to create custom roles that meet business needs (for Premium and Enterprise customers only)
  • Templates and bulk upload options to efficiently apply roles among users across an organization
  • Set Custom Roles as Default roles for users
  • Predefined User Roles and Permissions feature is available to all AT&T Office@Hand customers. Custom Roles and Permissions is only available to Premium and Enterprise Editions.

Use Case Scenario:

A telemarketing company wants to limit the phone configuration access to the IT Department, and only allow normal access other employees. With User Roles, the Super Admin can assign the predefined Phone System Admin role to all IT Staff then assign the Standard (International) or Standard roles to the rest of the employees.

Click on any of the links below to learn more about the user roles and permissions.

Roles and Permissions Articles

Access Roles
User Roles and Permissions – ­ Access Roles | AT&T Office@Hand
User Roles and Permissions – ­ Predefined Roles | AT&T Office@Hand
User Roles and Permissions – ­ Permissions | AT&T Office@Hand

Create a Custom Role
User Roles and Permissions – ­ Create Custom Role | AT&T Office@Hand

Modify Roles
User Roles and Permissions – ­ Edit Permissions for Custom Role | AT&T Office@Hand
User Roles and Permissions – ­ Set Default Role | AT&T Office@Hand
User Roles and Permissions – ­ Assign Roles via Assigned Users | AT&T Office@Hand

User list ­ Roles
User Roles and Permissions – ­ Assign Roles via User Details | AT&T Office@Hand

 

User Roles and Permissions – ­ Access Roles

User Roles give Admins the ability to control what users can do within the system, without giving full admin access. A Role is a collection of Permissions which could be based on a job function. Permissions are assigned to Roles and Roles are assigned to Users. This section provides information on how to access the roles and permissions on your AT&T Office@Hand account.

User Roles and Permissions ­ Access Roles | AT&T Office@Hand

  1. Log in to your Office@Hand account as an Administrator.
  2. Go to Users > Roles.

    Go to Users > Roles.

    You will see the list of available Predefined Roles, its descriptions, and access to Permissions.

 

User Roles and Permissions – ­ Predefined Roles

This section provides information about the predefined roles. User Roles give Admins the ability to control what users can do within the system, without giving full admin access. A Role is a collection of Permissions which could be based on a job function. Permissions are assigned to Roles and Roles are assigned to Users.

User Roles and Permissions ­ Predefined Roles | AT&T Office@Hand

There are seven (7) Predefined Roles that are built­-in roles with a set of permissions. These roles are readily available to all AT&T Office@Hand customers. Permissions granted to Predefined roles cannot be modified.

Note: Standard (International) is assigned to new users by default unless a different role have been set as default.

Role Name Description
Super Admin Full system access. On Initial setup, only the Super Admin can make changes to Roles and Permissions.
Phone System Admin Full phone system access plus Standard International.
Billing Admin Billing functions plus Standard International and Manager functions.
User Admin User management functions for all users plus Standard International along with Groups access.
Manager Company reporting functionality plus Standard International.
Standard
Standard (International) User level access with international dialing access. This is the default role assigned to new users.
Standard User level access without international dialing access.

 

User Roles and Permissions ­ Create Custom Role

Custom roles can be created or modified by a Super Admin or an Admin with User Management > Roles permission. Admins can then specify the Permissions of the Custom Role. Follow the steps below to learn how to create a Custom Role.

User Roles and Permissions ­ Create Custom Role | AT&T Office@Hand

  1. Click New Role.

    Click New Role.

  2. Select a role to use as a starting point. Click Next to proceed.
    Note: Both predefined and existing custom roles are available as a starting point.
  3. Enter the Name and Description of the new role and click Next.
  4. Check the box beside the permissions you want to grant and uncheck boxes for permissions you want to remove. Click Create Role to proceed.
  5. You may proceed to assign users to the role or select to assign later.

 

User Roles and Permissions ­ Edit Permissions for Custom Role

This section provides information on how to edit the permission for custom role on your AT&T Office@Hand account. User Roles give Admins the ability to control what users can do within the system, without giving full admin access. A Role is a collection of Permissions which could be based on a job function. Permissions are assigned to Roles and Roles are assigned to users.

User Roles and Permissions ­ Edit Permissions for Custom Role | AT&T Office@Hand

  1. Select a Custom role from the list.

    Select a Custom role from the list.

  2. Click Edit. You may edit the Role Name, Description, and Permissions. You may also set it as the default role.

    Click Edit. You may edit the Role Name, Description, and Permissions.

  3. Check the box beside the permissions you want to grant and uncheck boxes for permissions you want to remove. Click Save to complete changes.

 

User Roles and Permissions ­ Set Default Role

This section provides information on how to set a default role. You can edit the Default Role setting for both Predefined and Custom Roles. User Roles give Admins the ability to control what users can do within the system, without giving full admin access. A Role is a collection of Permissions which could be based on a job function. Permissions are assigned to Roles and Roles are assigned to Users.

User Roles and Permissions ­ Set Default Role | AT&T Office@Hand

  1. Select a role from the list. You can set either Predefined or Custom role as default role.

    Select a Custom role from the list.

  2. Click Edit.

    Click Edit. You may edit the Role Name, Description, and Permissions.

    On the Overview tab, check the box beside Set as Default.

    On the Overview tab, check the box beside Set as Default.

  3. A notification will appear, Click OK to proceed.
  4. Click Save. The role will now be the default role assigned to new users.

 

User Roles and Permissions ­ Assign Roles via Assigned Users

This section provides information on how to set a default role. You can edit the Default Role setting for both Predefined and Custom Roles. User Roles give Admins the ability to control what users can do within the system, without giving full admin access. A Role is a collection of Permissions which could be based on a job function. Permissions are assigned to Roles and Roles are assigned to Users.

User Roles and Permissions ­ Assign Role via Assigned Users | AT&T Office@Hand

  1. Select a Role from the list. You can edit the Assigned Users for both Predefined and Custom Roles.

    Select a Role from the list.

  2. On the Assigned Users tab, click Assign User.

    On the Assigned Users tab, click Assign User.

  3. Select Users from the list. Check the box beside the User you want to assign then click Assign.

    Select Users from the list. Check the box beside the User you want to assign then click Assign.

    Note: You may filter the list to show all users or show users you have selected.

 

User Roles and Permissions ­ Assign Roles via User Details

User Roles give Admins the ability to control what users can do within the system, without giving full admin access. A Role is a collection of Permissions which could be based on a job function. Permissions are assigned to Roles and Roles are assigned to Users. This section describes the feature and links to all User Roles and Permissions sections.

User Roles and Permissions ­ Assign Roles via User Details | AT&T Office@Hand

  1. Click the User you want to modify.
  2. Go to User Details > Settings & Permissions, click the Edit button under Roles.

    Go to User Details > Settings & Permissions, click the Edit button under Roles.

  3. Select a role then click Save.
    Note: Review the permissions granted to make sure you are selecting the appropriate role.
    Roles are indicated for users and immediately shown on the User list.

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