Chapter 44. Role-based access control for branches in Business Central

Business Central provides the option for users to restrict the access for a target branch for a specific collaborator type. The security check uses both the Security Management screen and contributors sources to grant or deny permissions to spaces and projects. For example, if a user has the security permission to update a project and has write permission on that branch, based on the contributor type, then they are able to create new assets.

44.1. Customizing role-based branch access

You can customize contributor role permissions for each branch of a project in Business Central. For example, you can set Read, Write, Delete, and Deploy access for each role assigned to a branch.


  1. In Business Central, go to MenuDesignProjects.
  2. If needed, add a new contributor:

    1. Click the project name and then click the Contributors tab.
    2. Click Add Contributor.
    3. Enter user name in the text field.
    4. Select the Contributor role type from the drop-down list.
    5. Click Ok.
  3. Customize role-based branch access for the relevant contributor:

    1. Click SettingsBranch Management.
    2. Select the branch name from the drop-down list.
    3. In the Role Access section, select or deselect the permissions check boxes to specify role-based branch access for each available role type.
    4. Click Save and click Save again to confirm your changes.