Canvas GuidesCanvas Admin Guide Roles and PermissionsWhat do the icons in the Permissions page in an account or sub-account represent?

What do the icons in the Permissions page in an account or sub-account represent?

This lesson explains the available permissions icons for accounts or sub-accounts in Canvas. If you need help customizing your account-level roles, please contact your Customer Success Manager.

View Permissions

View Permissions

On the permissions page, you can see locked default, default, and editable permissions.

View Default Permissions

View Default Permissions

Default permissions are indicated by transparent green checkmark button or red X button. The green checkmark represents a permission that is enabled by default, while the red X represents a permission that is disabled by default.

Override Default Permissions

Override Default Permissions

By clicking the transparent green checkmark or red X button, you can override the default to enable or disable the permission. The transparent green checkmark or red X will become opaque.

View Locked Permissions

View Locked Permissions

If a check mark or X does not include a button, you cannot change this permission. These permissions are default settings in Canvas.

Lock Permissions

Lock Permissions

By clicking an icon button, you can prevent others from overriding the set permissions in sub-accounts. This makes sure that the permission stays how the account admin sets it at the top-level.

There are three choices in the menu:

  1. Enable and Lock
  2. Disable and Lock
  3. Use Default and Lock

After choosing the permission setting, a lock icon will appear next to the checkmark or X icon.