Understand security roles used in Gamification

Administrators assign licenses to users to grant them permissions for certain applications. Azure Active Directory users can't be enabled for Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Gamification unless they have a Dynamics 365 (online) license assigned. The first user to have a KPI Manager security role assigned by a system admin in Dynamics 365 (online) is required to set up the connection between Gamification and Dynamics 365 (online). The user successfully activating Gamification becomes the first Commissioner in Gamification. Be sure that you don't delete this user before assigning Commissioner permissions to other users.

Available security roles

The permissions in games are exclusively granted by the security roles in Gamification. For a description of the available security roles, review the Gamification terminology.

To learn more about the permissions of the available security roles, refer to the following table.

Permission Commissioner Game Manager User
Install and configure the Gamification solution in Dynamics 365 (online) No* No* No*
Import players and fans from Dynamics 365 (online) and manage their security roles Yes No No
Set up and run games in Gamification Yes Yes No
Manage Stream TV games in Gamification Yes Yes No
Update game scores by using Excel point scoring capabilities in Gamification Yes Yes No
Schedule weekly or one-time emails Yes Yes No
Create weekly awards to keep players and fans engaged Yes Yes No
Draft and manage your fantasy teams in Gamification No Yes** Yes
Post on the smack talk board in Gamification Yes Yes Yes
See how you rank against other players on a Gamification leaderboard Yes Yes Yes

* Managing Gamification is regulated by Dynamics 365 (online) permissions and requires a KPI Manager security role in Dynamics 365 (online). For information about the KPI Manager security role in Dynamics 365 (online), see Configure KPIs for Gamification in Dynamics 365 (online) and Install and configure the Gamification solution in Dynamics 365 (online).

** Game managers can participate as a fan or a player in a game they don't administer.

See also

Overview for commissioners and game managers in Gamification
Overview for players and fans in Gamification
Import players and fans from Dynamics 365 (online) and manage their security roles