This section explains the User Account types in ActivityInfo and the difference between Database Users and Database Owners. It includes a QA section for more clarifications on each Account type.
All users who interact with the ActivityInfo system have a User Account. User Accounts also have a type, which specifies the type of activity that a User is able to perform in the ActivityInfo system. Some types require a user to have a valid subscription.
There are two types of Users Accounts:
- Database User
- Database Owner
Database User Accounts allow users to contribute to multiple Databases from different roll-outs. Users of these Accounts cannot own Databases. When they create a Database they automatically start a Trial Subscription which allows them to become Database Owners. Once a Trial Subscription expires, they have to subscribe to a Paid Subscription in order to continue as a Database Owner Account or they have to Transfer the Database ownership to a Database Owner.
Database Owner Accounts allow users to own Databases and to contribute to multiple Databases from different roll-outs. These accounts require a Paid Subscription.
Read the following subchapters for more information on the two types of User Accounts.
1. Database User
1. What is a Database User Account?
A Database User Account allows Users to contribute to Databases owned by another User. Depending on their Permissions and Role in a Database, Form or Folder a Database User can perform a variety of actions.
2. When do I have a Database User Account?
A User has a Database User Account if:
- They have been invited to contribute to a Database, but do not own any Databases themselves.
- They have signed up for an ActivityInfo Account, but do not own any Databases themselves.
If a User creates a Database, or accepts ownership of a Database, they will automatically become a Database Owner Account.
2. Database Owner
1. What is a Database Owner Account?
A Database Owner Account allows Users to perform a variety of actions:
- Create their own Databases
- View, Add and Edit Records
- Manage Users
- View and Add Reports
- View and Add Forms
View more about Permissions and Roles: Permissions and Roles.
A Database Owner Account can also contribute to Databases owned by other Users without restriction.
2. When do I have a Database Owner Account?
A User has a Database Owner Account if they currently own any Databases.
Specifically, a User has a Database Owner Account if:
- They have created their own Database
- They have accepted ownership of a Database from another User
3. Do I need a subscription for a Database Owner Account?
A Database Owner Account always requires a subscription.
When a User creates their first Database, they will trigger the start of a Trial Subscription.
Once a Trial Subscription has expired, a User will have to subscribe to a Paid Subscription in order to continue as a Database Owner Account.
4. Can I add Users to contribute to my Database?
A Database Owner can invite Users to contribute to their Database. They can also delegate this responsibility to other Users via the Manage Users permission.
However, addition of Users to a Database will be limited by the Database Owner's Subscription Plan. It is the sole responsibility of the Database Owner to ensure their User count is within their Subscription Plan limits.