Understanding Function Identifications

Civic Platform uses Function Identifications (FIDs) to determine access to Civic Platform functions. You can set FIDs at the agency module and at the user group levels.

FID settings for a module apply to all users with access to the module. FID settings for a user group further refine the module FID settings by applying to all user group members within the module. A single user can belong to only one user group for each module.

Civic Platform exposes hundreds of FIDs to solution modules and to user groups, and a smaller set of FIDs to SuperAgency module user groups.

Civic Platform provides a single UI page interface for configuring the FIDs (Setting FIDs).

Figure: Setting FIDs

Civic Platform organizes the FIDs in a hierarchy as follows:

Function Group The main level of FID categorization that consists of four headings:
  • Agency. Comprised of a single FID for configuring Accela events.
  • Admin. Addresses functionality associated with the Admin tab in the Civic Platform ‘Classic’ interfaces. Consists of features typically associated with administrators.
  • Daily. Addresses functionality associated with the Daily tab in the Civic Platform ‘Classic’ interfaces. Consists of features typically associated with end users.
  • Reference. Primarily addresses Address, Parcel, Owner (APO) functionality.
Function Type A FID type categorization within each of the three main function groups (Admin, Daily, Reference)
Function Subtype A FID subtype categorization within each function type
Function Category A FID category within each function subtype
Function Name The name of the FID

You configure each FID by setting it for no access, full access, or read access as follows:

No Access Deactivates the feature and makes the feature invisible to the selected user group.
Full Access Grants the selected user group permission to perform all of the feature related activities.
Read Only Allows the selected user group to view and to search information related to feature.

The Civic Platform Configuration Reference provides reference information about the FIDs.