User Permissions listed in SnapStream Security Groups

Question:

What exactly do all of these SnapStream user permissions do?

Answer:

 

Watch Permissions

  • Watch Live TV:  Access Live TV.
  • Watch Recorded Shows:  This governs whether the user will see the Library portion of the SnapStream WebUI.  This will give them access to watch and search through content that hasn't been restricted with SnapStream Video Folder Permissions.
  • Watch Recorded Shows in Full Quality:  This setting is specific to customers that have a SnapStream Proxy Node.  It determines whether the user will see an option to playback the original version of a recording instead of its compressed proxy version that uses less bandwidth.
  • Use the MultiViewer:  Play back more than one recording at a time using the SnapStream MultiViewer.

Edit/Create/Delete Permissions

  • Edit Recorded Shows
    • Change lock status between "Keep Until I Delete" and "Keep Until Space is Need". 
    • Edit details (metadata) for recorded content and clips. 
  • Delete Recorded Shows:  Delete recorded shows and clips.
  • Create Clips:  Create Clips
  • Create Recordings:  Set up new recording jobs to record new content.  The user can view the schedule for recordings and add to it, but can't delete or edit recording jobs on the schedule.
    NOTE:  Users who have the Create Recordings permission but NOT the Edit and Delete  Recordings and Manage Conflicts permission will be able to create new recording jobs only at the lowest priority.  They will not have an option to resolve conflicts that will prevent the shows that they schedule from being recorded.  Recording jobs created by such users will be prioritized on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Edit and Delete Recordings and Manage Conflicts:  Access to change settings and priorities for recording jobs on the recording schedule for the purposes of managing conflicts over what records and what doesn't when there are not enough tuners available to record everything at a given time.
  • Stop Recordings:  Access to stop in-progress recordings immediately.  This leaves the recording job in place, but makes a one time exception for the current airing that is recording at the moment.
  • Upload Media Items:  Access to upload external video content to the SnapStream Library.
  • Manage Public Playlists

Export Permissions

  • Download Files:  Download recordings, clips, and closed-captioning transcripts through the SnapStream WebUI.
  • Email Clips:  Create Share clip jobs.

YouTube Permissions

  • Manage All Users' YouTube Uploads
    • Add or delete Global YouTube Accounts from SnapStream's configuration.
    • Delete Personal YouTube Accounts from SnapStream's configuration.
    • Manage what users have permission to use Global YouTube accounts that are configured in SnapStream.
    • View and Post items that are in the queued YouTube posts list.
  • Add Personal YouTube Account:  Add a YouTube Account that is specific to that user's SnapStream user profile.  Only the user that created it will see it as an option to post to it.
  • Post Videos to YouTube:  Post video clips of recorded content to YouTube
  • Queue YouTube Clips:  Add posts into a queue to be sent to YouTube at a later time.
    NOTE:  Giving a user ONLY this YouTube permission will make it so that someone with the Manage All Users' YouTube Uploads permission will need to approve and post it to YouTube.
  • Live Stream to YouTube:  Live Stream SnapStream content to YouTube.

Twitter Permissions

  • Manage All Users' Tweets
    • Add or delete Global Twitter Accounts from SnapStream's configuration.
    • Delete Personal YouTube Accounts from SnapStream's configuration.
    • Manage what users have permission to use Global Twitter accounts that are configured in SnapStream.
    • View and Post items that are in the queued Tweets list.
  • Add Personal Twitter Account:  Add a personal Twitter Account that is specific to that user's SnapStream user profile.  Only the user that created it will see it as an option to post to it.
  • Tweet Screenshots:  Post still images (screenshots) of recorded content to Twitter.
  • Tweet Video:  Post video clips of recorded content to Twitter.
  • Queue Tweets:  Add posts to a queue to be tweeted at a later time.
    NOTE:  Giving a user ONLY this twitter permission will make it so that someone with the Manage All Users' Tweets permission will need to approve and post it to twitter.

Periscope Permissions

  • Manage All Users' Periscope Streams
    • Add or delete Global Periscope Accounts from SnapStream's configuration.
    • Delete Personal Periscope Accounts from SnapStream's configuration.
    • Manage what users have permission to use Global Periscope accounts that are configured in SnapStream.
  • Add Personal Periscope Account:  Add a Periscope Account that is specific to that user's SnapStream user profile.  Only the user that created it will see it as an option to post to it.
  • Stream to Periscope:  Live Stream SnapStream Content to Periscope.

Facebook Permissions

  • Manage All User's Facebook Posts
    • Add or delete Global Facebook Accounts from SnapStream's configuration.
    • Delete Personal Facebook Accounts from SnapStream's configuration.
    • Manage what users have permission to use Global Facebook accounts that are configured in SnapStream.
    • View and Post items that are in the queued Facebook  list.
  • Add Personal Facebook Account:  Add a Facebook Account that is specific to that user's SnapStream user profile.  Only the user that created it will see it as an option to post to it.
  • Post Screenshots to Facebook:  Post still images (screenshots) of recorded content to Facebook.
  • Post Videos to Facebook:  Post clips of recorded content to Facebook.
  • Queue Facebook Posts:  Add Posts to a queue to be posted to Facebook at a later time.
    NOTE:  Giving a user ONLY this Facebook permission will make it so that someone with the Manage All Users' Facebook Posts permission will need to approve and post it to Facebook.
  • Stream to Facebook Live:  Live Stream SnapStream Content to Facebook.

Administration Permissions

  • Administer Email Alerts:  View and edit TV Alerts created by any user.
  • Administer Post-Processing Tasks:  Manage the SnapStream Task Queue.  (Delete ShowSqueeze/Transcode, Smart Chapter, Clipping, or export Tasks).
  • Administer User Permissions
    • Manage (add, delete, or edit) SnapStream Security Groups and Users
    • Reset forgotten passwords
      NOTE:  When SnapStream is configured to use External Authentication (like LDAP or SAML integration), the credentials are managed by that external authority.
  • Administer Server Settings
    • View and edit any settings.
    • When this permission is disabled, only settings specific to the user's SnapStream Account (like that user's TV Alerts and display properties), will be available to change.
  • Change Password:  Allows the users to change their own SnapStream user account password.
    NOTE:  When SnapStream is configured to use External Authentication (like LDAP or SAML integration), the credentials are managed by that external authority.
  • Submit Support Requests:  Allows the user to submit a support ticket using the SnapStream Web Interface.

Miscellaneous Permissions

  • Create Email Alerts:  Create E-mail Alerts
  • Create Tasks from Email Alerts:  Create E-mail Alerts with Smart Clips.
  • Create Post-Processing Tasks:  Create one time ShowSqueeze/Transcode, Smart Chapter, or export jobs.
  • Run Workflows:  Allows users to Manually run Workflows on items in the SnapStream Library.
  • Access SDI Output Node:  This setting is specific to customers that have a SnapStream SDI Playout Node.  This determines if the user's account will have access to use it.
  • Perform Remote Search: This setting is specific to customers that have a SnapStream Federation license.  It allows the user to run searches on other SnapStream systems that have been linked using your Federation license.
  • Allow Playing to Set-Top Box: This setting is specific to customers that have SnapStream set top boxes.  This allows a user to send content to be played to a SnapStream set top box.
  • Show Guide:  Determines whether the Guide Section of the WebUI will be available to the user.
  • Transcription:  Allow use of the transcribe action on items in the SnapStream library that do not have any closed captioning data.
    NOTE:  There is a limit of 10 hours worth of content that can be transcribed per month.  This permission allows you to be selective on who gets to use that feature.
  • Landing Page:  Governs what page of the WebUI is shown when a user logs into SnapStream:  Default, Library, Guide, or Social.
  • Session Timeout:  How long users can stay logged in with no activity before they are logged out automatically.

 

Additional Notes:

The actions that users are allowed to take in a SnapStream System are determined by their assignment to a user group. The permissions settings for each group are available in the Add / Edit Local Group menu. 

NOTE: If a user does not have permission to use a feature, that feature will not appear in the interface when they log in.

Older versions of SnapStream Software may not have all of the permissions listed, may have slightly different names, or could be grouped differently.

Applies to Version:

9.4

 

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