The "Grant" user permissions gives users the ability to add document permissions
When you first log into your DOCUMENTS module, it'll be a sad, empty list devoid of documents. Even as users of all role types start to add documents, the only person who will be able to control document permissions is the Administrator.
That's because the ability to give other users permission for a document is a permission of its own. It's called the "Grant" permission.
How do I give users the "Grant" permission?
Only one user can add or remove "Grant" permissions: the Administrator.
As an Administrator logging in to the DOCUMENTS module, you can click on the "Grant user permissions" anchor text (above the documents list and beneath the search bar). This will open up a modal where the Administrator can edit add the "Grant" permission for users, as well as remove any existing permissions.
|Tip: Before starting to use the DOCUMENTS module, it's a good idea to have the Administrator give the "Grant" permission to one or more trusted Managers. This frees the Administrator from having to handle these daily tasks.|
Once a user has been given the "Grant" permission, they are able to give permissions to other users for documents they have access to. For a refresher on how document permission work, read How do document permissions work?
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