User roles

In the Union Registry, you can choose which role an account representative should have in an account. An account must always have at least two authorised representatives.

Roles and privileges in the EU ETS

Account representatives can use different roles in the registry. The roles have different privileges, and the account holder can choose how these roles should be applied to the representatives.

Initiator – representatives with this role can only initiate processes such as transactions and changes to the Trusted Account List (TAL).

Approver  representatives with this role can only approve processes such as transactions and changes to the TAL.                                                                 

Initiator and approver  representatives with this role can both initiate and approve processes such as transactions and changes to the TAL.

Read only representatives with this role only have reading permissions in the registry and cannot carry out transactions or other processes.

Two representatives with any of the following role combinations are required to open an account or to carry out transactions.

a. Initiator + Approver 

b. Initiator & Approver + Approver 

c. Initiator + Initiator & Approver 

d. Initiator & Approver + Initiator & Approver 

Roles and privileges under the Kyoto Protocol

Representatives on person holding accounts under the Kyoto Protocol can use the roles Authorised Representative and Additional Authorised Representative.

Authorised Representatives have all the necessary privileges to be able to administer an account, i.e. initiating and approving transactions, and updating account information.

Additional Authorised Representatives can only approve transactions proposed by authorised representatives. If an Additional Authorised Representative is appointed to an account, ALL transactions must be approved by that representative.

Read only – In addition to the roles above, it is also possible to register authorised representatives with read-only privileges. Users with this role only have reading permission and can not initiate or approve transactions or processes.