difference between role and position

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difference between role and position

Unread postby ashkufaraz » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:37 pm

When we create new user we can define position for user.
What is this?
Where used?

in http://wiki.processmaker.com/3.0/Managing_Users does not any description about it.
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Re: difference between role and position

Unread postby zainab » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:48 am


Position is used to define what is the role of that employee in the company, whether he is a developer, tester etc.
Whereas Role defines what permissions that particular employee has when using ProcessMaker functionalities. As such position does not have a specific functionality as Role has in ProcessMaker.

One example use of position is while defining groups/departments, it helps in assigning users to proper groups/departments based on the role in the company.

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Re: difference between role and position

Unread postby amosbatto » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:22 pm

Just to add to what Zainab said, you can make up any value for Position, since ProcessMaker doesn't use it. It just helps you remember what the user does in the organization. In contrast, Role is a set of permissions which defines what the user can do inside ProcessMaker.
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