Permission Levels Explained

Symbio supports several permission levels. Some of them are available as features that need to be activated separately.

General Permissions

  • Show element: This controls whether an element is visible to a user or not. The element will be shown as a symbol and/or by name if this permission level is granted.
  • Open element: This controls whether an element can be viewed in detail or not. The element's content, e.g. properties, diagram content, etc., can be viewed if this permission level is granted.
  • Edit element: If this permission level is granted, a user can not only view but also edit an already existing element's content, e.g. properties, diagram content, etc.
  • New element: If this permission level is granted, a user can create new elements.
  • Delete element: If this permission level is granted, a user can delete existing elements.
  • Approve element: If this permission level is granted, a user can approve changes to an element.

These permission levels are context-sensitive, e.g. you need to be able to switch into "Editor" mode (i.e. you also need at least the role "Editor") to utilize granted Edit/New/Delete/Approve permissions, and they only affect non-architectural elements.

To affect architectural elements you either need to be at least assigned to the role "Architect", or have the feature "Architectural Permissions" activated and and appropriate permission levels assigned (see below).

Included Permissions

Permission Level Includes
Show element -
Open element show
Edit element show, open
New element show, open, edit
Delete element show, open
Approve element show, open

Architectural Permissions

These permissions affect architectural elements, e.g. Process House, Sub Categories, Main Processes, Risk Domains, etc.

  • Edit architectural element: If this permission level is granted, a user can not only view but also edit an already existing architectural element's content, e.g. properties, diagram content, etc.
  • New architectural element: If this permission level is granted, a user can create new architectural elements.
  • Delete architectural element: If this permission level is granted, a user can delete existing architectural elements.

Included Permissions

Permission Level Architectural Includes General Includes
Edit architectural element - show, open, edit
New architectural element edit show, open, edit, new
Delete architectural element - show, open, delete

Activating the Feature "Architectural Permissions"

You need to be an Administrator to activate this feature.

  • Go to the Admin area in Symbio and click on "Features":

  • Select "Architectural Permissions" and change "Activation" to "Activated":

Please note the consequences of activating this feature; read the explanation under "Activation" carefully.