JW Scheduler User Access

User Access is used to limit or restrict what different brothers can access in JW Scheduler. This helps maintain confidentiality and avoid accidental editing.

  • E.G. Allow only a few elders to edit Person Information, but allow other elders to view this information.
  • E.G. Allow a certain ministerial servant to edit the Congregation Meeting Attendance, but not access anything else.
  • E.G. Allow only the COBE and Life and Ministry Overseer to edit the Life and Ministry Schedule, but other elders can view.

If Congregation Sharing is enabled, User Access is automatically enabled and cannot be disabled.

To Edit or View User Access, click Congregation > Congregation Sharing > User Access

JW Scheduler Congregation Sharing view User Access

Edit User Access

  • Note: Only Congregation Administrators can edit User Access. Any person who has Congregation Sharing – Edit access is considered a Congregation Administrator. We strongly recommend having at least 2 Congregation Administrators.
  • Note: A Congregation Administrator may edit their own User Access. However, they cannot change their own Congregation Sharing User Access, otherwise they might lock themselves out! It will be greyed out.
  1. Click Congregation > Congregation Sharing
  2. Select the Shared Person
    • Note: If a person is not in the Shared Persons list, they cannot connect to the congregation and therefore have no access.
  3. Click User Access
  4. The current User Access for that user will load and be shown.
  5. Adjust the User Access for each area of JW Scheduler by using the circle Radio Buttons. For each area of JW Scheduler can select either EditView or No access.
  6. Optionally, you may choose to Load Suggested and select a Role. This will load a “default” User Access for that role, and may need to be adjusted based on your local congregation circumstances.
  7. Click Save to save any changes, or Cancel to close without saving.
JW Scheduler Schedule Congregation Sharing User Access New

How does User Access work?

If a person has Edit access for a particular view, they can edit anything in that view. For example, if a certain Ministerial Servant has Edit access to Congregation – Meeting Attendance, he will be able to view, edit and print the congregation Meeting Attendance.

If a user has View access for a particular view, they can only view. For example, if a certain Elder has has View access to Schedule – Life and Ministry Meeting, he will be able to view and print the Life and Ministry Meeting schedule, but not edit.

If a user has None access for a particular view, they can not view, edit or print anything in that view. Instead they will receive a message telling them they do not have access.

Publisher Records User Access

Publisher Records User Access has an additional option of selecting a specific Field Service Group. This has been designed for an elder who is a Group Overseer and might have a Ministerial Servant as his Group Assistant.

Anyone who has Publisher Records – Edit Specific Field Service Group (E.G. a Group Overseer or Group Assistant) will also be able to View other Field Service Groups.

Anyone who has Publisher Records – View Specific Field Service Group (such as a Ministerial Servant who is a Group Assistant) will have No access to other Field Service Groups.

Alternately, you can simply select “All” and the User Access works in the regular way.

NW Publisher app User Access

NW Publisher app User Access has two options:

App and App Persons

Edit allows brothers to change App Features, Change PIN, Disable app, perform any of the options under App Persons, and also Receive App Data.

View. Does not allow any of the above. They may view only.

Generally, we recommend at least Congregation Administrators and Congregation Secretaries be given Edit access, as well as any other elder who must Receive App Data.

Other elders could be given View access, and ministerial servants would generally be given No access.

Send App Data

Edit allows brothers to Send App Data

No. Does not allow brothers to Send App Data

Generally, we recommend all elders and ministerial servants be given Edit access.

User Access Problems

If you have a problem with User Access or a problem accessing any part of JW Scheduler:

  1. Close and re-open JW Scheduler.
  2. Contact your Congregation Administrator and ask him to check and adjust your User Access.
  3. If you are a Congregation Administrator, carefully re-read the Edit User Access​ sub-heading abobe.

Common Questions and Problems

Please carefully re-read the JW Scheduler User Access heading above.

User Access is used to limit or restrict what different brothers can access in JW Scheduler. This helps maintain confidentiality and avoid accidental editing.

  1. Update JW Scheduler to the latest version. Click Settings > Check for Updates.
  2. Contact a Congregation Administrator and ask him to check or adjust your User Access.
  3. If you are a Congregation Administrator, carefully re-read the Edit User Access​ sub-heading above.

If you have enabled Congregation Sharing, you will need to assign Congregation Administrators.

Please carefully re-read Congregation Sharing Help > Congregation Administrators

Any member who has Congregation Sharing – Edit access is considered a Congregation Sharing Administrator. We strongly recommend your congregation has at least 2 Congregation Administrators. Otherwise you might get locked out of your congregation.

Please carefully re-read the JW Scheduler User Access heading above.

User Access is used to limit or restrict what different brothers can access in JW Scheduler. This helps maintain confidentiality and avoid accidental editing.

A Congregation Administrator can edit User Access, including his own, but he does not automatically have access to everything.

There are two possiblities:

  1. A Congregation Administrator changed your User Access. Please check with them.
  2. JW Scheduler was updated to include new User Access features. For security reasons, when this happens all access to that section is set to No by default. Simply ask a Congregation Administrator to adjust this for you. If you are a Congregation Administrator, you can adjust this yourself. See Edit User Access.

Please carefully re-read the Edit User Access sub-heading above.

A Congregation Adminisitrator may edit their own User Access. However, they cannot change their own Congregation Sharing User Access, otherwise they might lock themselves out! It will be greyed out.

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