Byosphere distinguishes three kinds of User types, or privilege names: End Users (all Users are End Users by default), Super Users and Administrators. Super User and/or Administrator privileges can be added to End Users.
- End Users who are not also Super Users or Administrators are the primary Users of the Byosphere Web Client and Byosphere Byos Client. They include scientists, analysts, and technicians. Any created account is automatically an End User.
- Super Users are Users of the Byosphere Web Client and Byosphere Byos Client with no restrictions on actions they can perform or folders they can access. Unlike End Users, Super Users can create folders at the root level. Super Users must first populate the new installation with folders at the root level and assign User Groups with Users and Privileges (see next section). Otherwise, users will log into an empty workspace with no available folders in which to manage data. Super Users, who are not also Administrators, cannot log into the Byosphere Admin Web Client. The system requires at least one Super User to create the folders at the root level.
- Administrators can access the Byosphere Admin Web Client to manage User access and Privileges in the Byosphere Web Client and Byosphere Byos Client. This includes managing User accounts and User Privileges. Administrators do not automatically have special access to the Byosphere Web Client and Byosphere Byos Client. They can also be assigned as Super Users, or more narrowly as authorized Users by assigning themselves to User Groups with appropriate Privileges. The system requires at least one Administrator to manage Users, User Groups and Deletions.