Granular Permissions for Components

It would be beneficial to Product Line Managers and Product Managers if individual custom components could be hidden from some individuals. This is useful when adding sensitive financial data or other secure information. If the Product is shared for Reviewers to see, they would see all components. We would like to be able to hide some of those components from specific users.

  • Guest
  • Mar 31 2015
  • Unlikely to implement
Release time frame
  • Jan 5, 2016

    Admin Response

    As you already know, we currently have 4 tiers of users permissions within Aha! (product owners, contributors, reviewers and viewers). We have spent much time gathering feedback from the community in constructing these permission levels. We don't currently have component level permissions, but one workaround would be to create a new Product and include some of the more secure information within a product that only some users have access to.

    At this time, we do not have plans to make changes to the user permissions model based on community feedback and our current goals and initiatives.

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  • Guest commented
    November 18, 2015 03:10

    would be good to in a sense turn of top menu items for some users. e.g. no features for some.

  • Elina Hu commented
    June 10, 2016 21:56

    We're hoping to use Aha! with both our internal team (account managers, sales etc.) and customers. Our use case is that we want to allow our internal team to post private comments, but NOT have access to all the exact release dates, etc. Currently the reviewer view allows commenting, but also reveals a huge amount of info that we want to keep within just the product org, since that info is constantly changing

  • David Kettinger commented
    July 14, 2016 17:19

    Similar to this, but perhaps not as granular - we would like to be able to restrict access to strategy information within the Reviewer and Viewer levels.  Alternatively being able to configure access/no access to strategic information at the user level would work too.  We have contractors who work with our team and we'd want them to be able to see our feature and release information, but not all of our market and competitive intelligence under the strategy.

  • Matt Ratcliffe commented
    July 18, 2017 21:28

    We use Aha with our customers directly. Aha is awesome for us, but overwhelmes our clients. It would be really handy to be able to disable the components that we aren't using for them. For example, some clients we do strategy, releases, ideas, features etc for, but others we only do releases and features. Maybe we'll need to do a customised UI.

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    Austin Merritt commented
    July 18, 2017 22:25

    Hi Matt, many customers who are managing client work in Aha! will create products which are client-specific. This works nicely in the scenario you mention since navigation can be customized per product: https://support.aha.io/hc/en-us/articles/206283793-Customize-your-Aha-navigation. So you could add or remove sections as needed for each client.