Customize a user profile without writing code

Important

Some of the functionality described in these release notes has not been released. Delivery timelines may change and projected functionality may not be released (see Microsoft policy). Learn more: What's new and planned

Enabled for Public preview General availability
End users, automatically September 2019 October 2019

Business value

Business Central is ready to adapt to the unique needs of the business, departments, and users. Power users, department owners, and consultants demand control over which data and tasks their users get access to for their unique roles.

Feature details

Formerly known as profile configuration mode in the Dynamics NAV Windows client, the Business Central desktop experience allows lightweight UI customizations for groups of users that share the same user profile. This can be done entirely without the use of Visual Studio Code and AL. Capabilities include:

  • Add, edit, or remove user profiles from within Business Central.
  • Get a more detailed overview of your profiles and focus on one of them to begin customizing it.
  • Leverage all the rich capabilities of the designer to make lightweight UI customization of that profile and test your customization while you design.

Customization of user profiles does not secure access to objects or data. Administrators are still required to apply the relevant user groups or permissions sets.