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Roles

In Live Agents, human agents can have three distinct user roles:

These roles define the permissions and responsibilities of individuals using the Live Agents system.

User Roles

Agent

Agents in this role can access inboxes and conversations, assign conversations to other agents or themselves, and resolve conversations. They can access only the inboxes they are part of, participate in conversations within those inboxes, edit their user profile settings, and add personal-level canned responses. Conversation assignment is limited to inbox members.

Supervisor

Supervisors have unique access to the supervisor dashboard to observe conversation metrics and are also able to see and interact with all inboxes.

Administrator

Administrators have access to all Cognigy Live Agent features enabled for your account, including settings, as well as all of a normal agent's privileges, except for the supervisor dashboard. This dashboard is exclusive to the supervisor role.

Permissions

The following tables show single role permissions of Agents, Supervisors and Administrators.

Agents

Actions Agent Supervisor Administrator
Create an Agent 1 - - +
Edit an Agent 1 - - +
Delete an Agent1 - - +
Assign an Agent + + +

Teams

Actions Agent Supervisor Administrator
Create a team - - +
Assign a team within a conversation + + +
Edit a team - - +
Delete a team - - +
Allow Auto Assign for a team - - +

Inboxes

Actions Agent Supervisor Administrator
Create an Inbox - - +
Edit an Inbox - - +
Delete an Inbox - - +
Create Assist Bot - - +
Edit Assist Bot - - +
Delete Assist Bot - - +
Add Agents to the Inbox - - +
Remove Agents from the Inbox - - +
Configure Conversation Assignment Settings - - +

Conversations

Actions Agent Supervisor Administrator
Resolve Conversations + + +
Clear Conversation History - + +
Mute Conversation + + +
Send Transcript + + +
Edit User Contact Profile - + +
Assign an Agent + + +
Assign a Team + + +
Select Priority + + +
Filter Conversations + + +
Sort Conversations + + +
Search for messages in conversations + + +

Attachments

Actions Agent Supervisor Administrator
Send Attachments within a conversation + + +
Request Attachments within a conversation 2 + + +
View Attachments - - +
Sort Attachments - - +
Filter Attachments - - +
Delete Attachments - - +
Download Attachments - - +

Audit Logs

Actions Agent Supervisor Administrator
Read Audit Logs - - +

Automation Rules

Actions Agent Supervisor Administrator
Add Automation Rules - - +
Edit Automation Rules - - +
Clone Automation Rules - - +
Delete Automation Rules - - +
Activate Automation Rules - - +
Deactivate Automation Rules - - +

Labels

Actions Agent Supervisor Administrator
Create a Label - + +
Edit a Label - + +
Delete a Label - + +
Add a Label to a conversation + + +

Skills

Actions Agent Supervisor Administrator
Add Skills - + +
Edit Skills - + +
Delete Skills - + +
Add Skills to an Agent - - +

Canned Responses

Actions Agent Supervisor Administrator
Create a Canned Response 3 + + +
Use a Canned Response within a conversation + + +
Edit a Canned Response 3 + + +
Delete a Canned Response 3 + + +
Import Canned Responses 3 + + +

Reports

Actions Agent Supervisor Administrator
View the Overview Report - + -
View the Inbox Report - + +
View the Agent Report - + +
View the Label Report - + +
View the Team Report - + +
Download Reports - + +

Assistants

Actions Agent Supervisor Administrator
LA AI Copilott
Activate AI Copilot Workspace + + +
Assist Bot
Edit Assist Bot Settings + + +
Reset Session + + +

Account and Profile Settings

Actions Agent Supervisor Administrator
Configure Account Settings - - +
Configure Profile Settings + + +

Assign Roles

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You can assign roles to human agent.

To create an Agent with certain access rights, do the following steps:

  1. Create an Agent from the Cognigy.AI Access Control.
  2. Assign one of the following roles to the Agent:
    • liveAgentAgent
    • liveAgentSupervisor
    • liveAgentAdmin
      If you have an Admin role in Cognigy.AI, you do not need to add the Administrator role for your user because the Cognigy.AI role already includes the right to administer Live Agent.
  3. (Optional) Add any additional roles the Agent should have. For example, if you already have a liveAgentAgent role, you can add a liveAgentSupervisor role to allow access to the Overview report.
  4. View the created user in Live Agent. Go to Settings > Agents in the Live Agent menu.

To see the roles applied to the Agent, the specific Agent must log in once to have the roles applied.

More Information


  1. This permission is granted on the Cognigy.AI side. 

  2. By default, human agents cannot request files from users. To enable this feature, you need to install the File Upload plugin in the Webchat Endpoint

  3. Users with the Agent role can create canned responses for their own usage, edit, and delete canned resources that they created.