Group Permissions Window

Fusion allows you to control who has access to different functions. This is done by adding users to groups and deciding what permissions each group has. While you use the User Edit window to choose which group a user belongs to, this window allows you to create the groups and select which permissions each group will have.

Admin Group

By default, there is a special group named Admin. This group cannot be deleted or modified and users who belong to it will have permission to do everything in Fusion. Fusion ensures that there is always at least one user who belongs to this group.

Working With Groups

The left hand side of the window will list the defined groups. You can add new groups by clicking the + button or by duplicating existing groups. Double-Click a group name if you want to change the name. You can delete groups by selecting the group and clicking the - button, but you will not be able to delete a group if there are any users in the group.

Changing Group Permissions

With a group selected, you can view all the available permissions which are broken into areas. Select an area to see a list of permissions within that area. When you select a permission, if a more detailed explanation is necessary, it will be displayed below the permissions list.

Click the permission's checkbox to turn the permission on or off for the selected group. If you want to check or uncheck all the permissions in the selected area at the same time, Alt-Click (Option-C on Mac) the checkbox.

Saving Changes

Click the Save button if you want to save the changes you have made. Any users already logged in will not be affected by these changes until the next time they log in. For users in trucks, these changes will not be effective until they synchronize and log back in.

How Upgrades Affect Permissions

Occasionally, a new version of Fusion will add some new permissions. When this happens, the Admin group automatically has the new permissions turned on. All other groups will automatically have the new permissions turned off. When new permissions are added we suggest you review whether groups beside the Admin group will need to access the new functionality and make the necessary changes.

Deciding What Permissions To Grant

When you are first setting up Fusion, it can be difficult to know exactly which permissions should be granted to individual users. There are really two ways of approaching this:

  1. Start out by giving all users most of the permissions. As mistakes are made you might reconsider permissions on a case by case basis, slowly narrowing the permissions down until you are satisfied.
  2. Start out by giving very few permissions to users. As they need to do things and are not able to, reconsider each permission until they are able to do what is necessary

Generally speaking, neither is better than the other. The first one will probably result in more mistakes until the permissions are correct and the second one will result in more user frustrations until everything is correct. In reality most people try a hybrid approach where they try to guess as closely as possible based on what they know of their operation and employees and then fine tune the permissions over time.


One of the areas is "Menu Bars". Most of Fusion's functionality is accessed through the menu system (which is mirrored in the Task Bar). The Menu Bars area turns on or off access to an entire menu bar. This means that even if you give the group permission to, for example, do everything related to feeding, if they don't have access to the Fusion Feed menu bar they won't be able to get to the other functions anyway. You can think of this as being similar to a two-level permissions system. So make sure you turn on the appropriate menu bars as well. The big gotcha here is that the Main Menu window in Fusion Truck is treated the same way as the Fusion Feed menu bar so users expected to use the truck need to have this menu bar turned on.

Getting Here

You can open this window by going to Fusion Admin → Users → Group Permissions.

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