Runn provides 4 levels of account access - admin, editor, viewer and timesheet only - with varying degrees of powers. 


As an admin, you have full control over your Runn account. Admins can invite other users into the account and remove and edit the details and account access permissions of all Runn users (including other admins). Only admins can delete people and projects that have a history.

Admins can also generate an API token. (Note: This token is not tied to a user, so anyone who has access to it can act with administrative rights in your account.)

The first person to sign-up for a Runn account is automatically an admin. 


As an editor, you have most of the powers of an admin, except that you cannot change account wide settings and cannot invite new users or change user permissions.


As a viewer, access to Runn is restricted to view only. Viewers cannot make changes to assignments or any other information displayed on the Planner.  They may still edit their timesheets.

There are two types of Viewer permissions:

  • Viewer All allows people to view everything based on their financial permissions, but they can’t edit anything except their own details and timesheets. 

  • Viewer Basic allows people to see only the Planner and their personal dashboard, but, as per Viewer All, they can’t edit anything except their own details and timesheets. 

Timesheet Only

As a timesheet only user, access is restricted only to view and edit their own timesheets. They will also see upcoming projects they have been scheduled on along with their hours scheduled. However, they will not see details about who else is working on the project.

Restricting access to financial data

In addition to the above, admins can further restrict who can view and edit financial data in Runn.

This comes in handy if you're uncomfortable sharing your employees' and contractors' internal hourly cost rates/salary information, or financials such as project billings, costs, profits and margins.

As an admin, you can set the financial permission level for a user when you invite them into the account. You can also change the permission level of users already in the account, see how to change a users permission level below.

There's 3 different levels of financial access permissions to choose from: 

  • all 

  • all, except salaries 

  • none 


Users with this permission level have full access to all financial data in Runn.

All, except salaries 

Users with this permission level cannot see financial data relating to your internal costs and your employees' and contractors' salaries. 

More specifically this means that users of this permission level cannot:


Users with this permission level cannot see any financial information in Runn. 

In addition to the above, this means that users of this permission level cannot

  • get insights on billings, people costs, profits and margins anywhere in Runn. Financial data is entirely hidden from client, project and people pages, the charts and project stats on the Project and People Planner, and your project budgets.

  • access rate cards and create and edit charge-out rates.

How to change a user's permission level

  1. Click on Manage > Users

  2. Click the Edit button to bring up a user's details.

3. Update the permission levels as needed

4. Click the Save button

Still have questions? We're happy to help! 

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