Default admin role

Identify when users are assigned admins and comprehend the repercussions

Prerequisites:

  • Understand the difference between users and API keys within the Inkit platform
  • Understand the meaning of user roles

In this topic, you discover the function of the default admin role. It is important to realize when a user is assigned default admin status. Organizations must be aware of this process, especially for security purposes.

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Automatic admin role assignment

Whenever someone signs up their organization through https://app.inkit.com/ they automatically obtain the admin role.

Automatic admin assignment does not occur when the user signs up through an email invitation from an acting superior.

Default admin assignment is necessary to set up your organization. Yet, it has repercussions, as the individual assigned the admin role now has full authorization.

What this means is that they are granted all permissions on the Inkit Render platform.
As a best practice, ask yourself which individual in your organization should have admin status.

Consider questions like the following:

  • Who leads the integration project on an operational level?
  • Who makes IT decisions on a strategic level?
  • Who is responsible for managing user roles and permissions when you use Inkit Render?
  • Who is the team-lead or acting superior who invites the rest of the team to the Inkit platform?

By answering these questions, you can get an idea of who is best suited to set up your initial Inkit account.

Ideally, the person who sets up the account is someone in a decision-making position.

Take this approach, and nobody gets the wrong authorization status except for the one-key decision-maker who becomes the default admin role. From there on, you can decide who else should be admins.

Note: You can have many admins. However, only admins can assign other people admin status.
Once you have decided and have found the appropriate admin candidate, tell them to set up the initial Inkit account.

Note: Inkit Render lets you create many user roles with varying permissions. For example, you could create a lightweight admin role that you assign to team supervisors. As a result, they’ll only have the permissions that they should have.

User role management is one of the core features of the Inkit Render management & security layer.


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