Roles and permissions control what data you can see as well as what you can do with that data.
Permission: Enables or disables the ability to perform a specific action in Flywheel. For example, adding notes to a project is a specific permission.
Role: A group of permissions that are assigned to a user.
Learn more about how site, group, and project roles work together to control the data users can see and what they can do with it:
These roles are broad and assigned when a new user is created. In general, these roles match you are doing in Flywheel at a high level. Available site roles are Site Admin, Developer, and User. Your Site role affects what you can see in the side navigation bar along with other functionality described in our Roles and Permissions article.
The site role combined with the more granular roles assigned at the Group and Project level.
Group roles give users broad permissions for what they can do within a group, but not the projects within the group. Possible group roles are Admin, read-write, and read.
For example, the admin group role comes with the permission to add other users to the Group. The read role restricts users to viewing data within a project.
By default, Projects have Admin, read-write, and read-only permissions. However, Site Admins can create customized project roles for each project. Learn how to create custom roles.
It is also possible to have permission to view a specific project, but not the group or other projects within that group.
You can see your project role from the Projects page
Learn more about user roles and permissions in Flywheel.