Default user rights in Silverbucket

The default user rights for Silverbucket environments are specified in this document. These user rights are used by default. If there's something that is not to your liking do let us know and we'll gladly look into it.

User rights for people can be adjusted by the admins of Silverbucket. Admins can perform these changes straight from the Person's Dashboard or by navigating over to the admin panel.

Changing User Rights in the Person's Dashboard

Admins can change people's user rights in the Person's dashboard.

The 'User type' contains information about the current user rights

Changing User Rights in the Admin View

Admins can also change people's user rights through the admin panel. Admin panel can be accessed from the top navigation bar by clicking the ellipsis icon and then selecting 'Admin' in the opening list. Detailed info here.

Default Types of User Rights


Administrator (admin) is the only user that has access to the admin view of Silverbucket. Admins of Silverbucket can give the right to create new users and set them with desired user rights. This means that only the current admins of your company's Silverbucket can appoint new admins to Silverbucket. 

The admin view allows multiple concepts to be modified:

Project tags
User groups
Authorization groups
Project Categories
Project Portfolios
Cost centers
System settings

Full Rights

Full rights can be given to a user only by an admin. A user with full rights has similar rights in Silverbucket as an admin does but with a few exceptions:

- They can not add new people
- They can not edit Person's Dashboards fields (basic information, employment, pricing, account)
- They can not edit actual hours, competencies
- They can not access the admin panel

- They can not view the hour, allocation & prospect import views
- They can not use the SYNC view or send any files to Silverbucket Support

Full rights gives the user the possibility to allocate any project in the system. Users with these rights are also able to allocate anyone (own people and external people) in the system to any project without restrictions. A person with full rights is also able to create new projects and set other persons as project managers.

Full rights are usually recommended for resource managers, line managers and similar roles inside your company.

Basic User

Basic user is the default set of rights given to a new user at user creation. The data they can see is very limited as they can only see:

- Projects and information regarding the projects they are added to (also financials)
- Resourcing made for those projects (but not tentative allocations)
- Own dashboard
- Timesheet and own actual hours
- Data in Silverbucket's reports is narrowed down to just their own data

Note: By appointing a simple base user as a project manager for a certain project, the appointed base user gets the project manager rights immediately - more information below.

Project Manager

A project manager for a certain project is set dynamically when someone is appointed as a project manager to that particular project. The appointment is done when creating the project or later on by editing the 'Project manager' field in the project's dashboard.

Alford Walter is the project manager (project lead) for this particular project

Project manager has rights to allocate her own project with different people or roles. Project manager can not allocate other projects than her own - and the moment the project manager is changed for a certain project, the right ceases to exist for the previous project manager. Project manager is also only able to see her own projects in the project list and by default the project manager is not able to create new projects.

Note: adding someone as project manager for a project is not the same as adding someone to a project team with simply the role named “project manager” - the project manager is found in the project's basic information

Optional: Project manager’s rights can also be narrowed down so that they are only able to allocate roles (without actual names) to their projects. If this sounds perfect for your Silverbucket, please contact
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