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Feature Friday: Understanding Permissions in Kion

David Haller

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When it comes to managing permissions within the Kion application, understanding the ins and outs can be a game-changer. Today, we're going to delve into the world of permissions to give you a solid foundation as you look to take advantage of this feature.

First things first, to manage permissions, you'll need to navigate to the User Permissions section by selecting Settings and then clicking on Permissions.

Elements of Permissions

Within the Kion platform, permissions consist of several key elements:

  • Permission Schemes: These define a set of allowed actions within the application.
  • Roles: Permission schemes are mapped to roles, which are specific roles or positions within the organization.
  • Global Permissions: These are permissions that apply throughout the entire application.

Exploring Permission Schemes

Now, let's dive deeper into a specific permission scheme. Within a project's permission scheme, you'll see a breakdown of different permissions. These include both direct permissions and implied permissions.

You can manage the project permissions, giving you the ability to configure who has access to what within your project. Be cautious not to grant any additional implied permissions inadvertently.

Types of Permissions

Within the Permissions section, you'll notice four different types:

  • Funding Source Permissions: These relate to viewing and managing funding sources.
  • Organizational Unit (OU) Permissions: These relate to viewing and managing organizational units.
  • Default Project Permissions: These are the default settings for projects.
  • Global Permissions: As mentioned earlier, these apply across the entire Kion application.


Using these building blocks and the various permissions within these schemes, you can construct highly customized roles tailored to your organization's needs.

Understanding permissions in the Kion platform is crucial for maintaining control, security, and efficiency in your operations. With this knowledge, you can ensure that the right people have access to the right resources.

About the Author

David Haller

David is a Technical Account Manager at Kion.

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