Proof Permissions

Assign different proof permissions for each reviewer.

Updated over a week ago

Summary: Understanding the different proof permissions is vital for any proof owner in order to apply the appropriate permissions for each reviewer.

When creating a new proof or adding a new version, the proof owner has the ability to add reviewers and set their permissions.

This article outlines how described functionality appears and operates in the old layout. If you are using Dashboard 2.0, please refer to the corresponding article in the Help Center.

Where is the feature setup? Within the stages under the Workflow section. As reviewers are added, the proof owner will assign the appropriate permissions for each one.

How does it work?

Below is a description of the permissions.

Reviewers added to the proof with different proof permissions

View - This means that the user can only view the proofs and has no rights to markup, comment, reply to comments, make decisions, or manage proofs. This setting is typically used for someone who just needs an FYI on proof or on a project's progression.

Comment - This permission allows the user to markup and comment on a proof. The reviewer can also delete their own markups and comments, providing the proof has not been locked.

Decision - This permission allows reviewers to submit a decision on the proof and also revoke it. A reviewer with decision rights takes part in calculating the final decision for a review stage or the whole proof.

Manage (user reviewers only) - This permission allows users to add new proof versions, delete versions, lock and unlock the proof, delete other users' comments, and edit proof settings. Reviewers with this permission can also see all comments added to an asset, including private comments.

Share (guest reviewers only) - This allows guest reviewers to share the proof with other participants.

Proof Owner - This role is automatically assigned to the user who creates the proof. By default, the owner is granted all permissions. Comment and Decision rights can be turned off if the proof owner does not need to be involved in that part of the process (for example, this could be an Account Manager who is sending the proof to a client for feedback, decisions, etc.).

*Please Note: If you add a guest reviewer, they will only be able to view, comment, and make decisions on a proof. They cannot "manage" proof because they are not a registered user in your Ziflow account.

Guest reviewers can only access proof via the link in the invitation email. This will take them directly into the Proof Viewer.

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