Alloy uses roles and groups to reflect your organisation’s structure. Roles allow you to combine groups that represent an organizational team.

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Once you have created all the required groups you can create and assign users to groups that control which areas your users can access. A user can be assigned to multiple groups. When you view user details, you can view a list of all the groups the user belongs to.

You can also assign users directly to roles where those users manage all the groups within a role, inheriting all the permissions of the groups within the role.


Alloy includes a set of default system groups that are provided to help manage the system.

Group permissions

Alloy manages user access to data by enabling or disabling permissions for groups. In order for a user to have any access to the system they must be assigned to a group. Each group is then allocated permissions to different areas within the system.

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System groups include permissions that allow users to configure and use the system and you can view the permissions configured within the system groups, but you cannot change them.

When you initially create a group it has no access to any part of the system. The Permissions manager allows you to configure the permissions for the group that are then inherited by all the users in the group.

You can set the overall permissions for each object assigned within a group. Designs and interfaces have permissions that are configured for the design or interface as well as setting individual attribute permissions (read / write) within the object.

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For design objects these permissions are applied to all items that are created using the designs configured within each group.

Accessing the Permissions manager

All permissions are configured using the Permissions manager. To access the Permissions manager start from the Permissions card on the dashboard.

  1. Select the Groups option, all the groups are displayed in the Item details panel.
  2. Select a group to view its details.
  3. In the Item details panel, select the General tab.
  4. Select the more actions button from the action bar.
  5. Select Permissions. The Permission manager is displayed.

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