Portal User Permissions/ Permission Sets

The FP Portal is a useful add-on feature for your account.  Using the Portal will allow you to give your agency clients access to  view certain components of the work you are doing for them. It will also  allow you to collaborate with them by exchanging files, notes and links  to other resources.

Please review this article to learn more about the level(s) of access your can give to your Portal users.

Option 1: Choose to assign permissions user by user

As you set up your Portal users, you can choose to pick and click to give or take permissions on the fly. Once the portal user is enabled, the various permissions will appear in the bottom portion of the page.

Drill into any permission set, by clicking the arrow head shape icon on the left side of the permission group name. Then simply tick boxes along the right hand side to give or take that permission.

Alternately, click the tick box for the set to give all the permissions within that set.

If you know you want to give someone all the sub-categories within a set, just click the box beside the permission set name. Otherwise drill in, and select specific sub-categories within a permission group. Permission sets that show a check mark, indicate you've given all permissions within that permission group. Permission sets that show a dash, indicate you have give someone at least one permission within that group. .

Click Submit when done, and repeat for other Portal users as needed.

Option 2: Choose from a set of Permissions

Rather than pick and choose on the fly for each user, you do have the option to pick from a pre-built set of Permissions. Your FP system will come with two pre-built sets to choose from, or you can create your own.

How to make your own you ask? It's easy!

Creating & managing permission sets

From the Admin menu, choose Rate and Staff Management > Permission Sets.

You will land on the Manage Permission Sets screen, which will default to permissions for your staff. So first thing we'll need to do is swap the view to be for Portal users:

  1. Click the "For Client Portal Users" box.
  2. Click Select

The listed permissions have now changed to those available for Portal users, and the list shows any current sets, as well as the option to Create New. For this article, I'll choose that option.

Note that choosing one of the existing sets would populate that set, giving me an opportunity to edit it as needed.

You can now start creating the new set:

  1. Give the set a name.
  2. Select which permissions should or should not be included.
  3. Choose to assign this set to any of your clients currently set to have Portal access.

Click Submit to save your work. And repeat these steps to make as many sets as you like.

Any created and saved set will be available for immediate use as you add or edit more Portal users.

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