Using the Global Permissions Feature

The Global Permissions feature allows administrators to assign permissions that apply across all of assigned roles of employees. With global permissions, administrators can make changes to each employee's permissions directly on the employee record. Please note that usage of the Global Permissions feature is not recommended.


Not all permissions that are supported for assignment to roles are available for assignment as global permissions.

To enable the Global Permissions feature:

  1. Go to Setup > Company > Setup Tasks > Enable Features, and on the Employees tab, check the Global Permissions box.

When this feature is enabled, each employee record includes the Global Permissions subtab on the Access tab.

To assign global permissions to an employee:

  1. After the Global Permissions feature has been enabled, open an employee record.

  2. Click the Access tab, and the Global Permissions subtab.

  3. Select a permission from the Permission dropdown list, select an access level for that permission (View, Create, Edit, Full, None) from the Level dropdown list, and click Add.


    For more information about the permission access levels, see Access Levels for Permissions.

  4. Repeat step 3 until you have added all desired permissions.

  5. Click Save.

You still need to assign one or more role to each employee on the Access subtab's Roles subtab. When an employee logs in, the applicable permission set is a combination of the employee's global permissions and the currently used role's permissions. Where conflicts between an employee's role-based permissions and global permissions occur, global permissions take precedence, even if global permissions are at a lower level.

The global permissions are not taken into account for the Administrator role. It is not possible to downgrade access for the Administrator by using the global permissions.

Related Topics

NetSuite Permissions Overview
Permissions and Restrictions
Reviewing Permissions Assigned to Roles
Access Levels for Permissions
Permissions Documentation
Core Administration Permissions
Feature Permissions Documentation
Giving Access to the Transactions Subtab on Entity Records
Giving Access to Financial Statements
Hiding Employee Information on Financial Reports
Setting Permissions for Custom Records
Permissions for Inbound Single Sign-on Methods

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