User Settings

Users & Permissions

Accessing Users & Permissions

Any user can change their account information and password via the Users & Permissions page.

  • Sign in
  • Click My Account
  • Click Account Management
  • Click Users & Permissions

Modify a User Account

Users can be added, activated, deactivated, or modified by an administrator at any time by using the Users & Permissions page.

  • To deactivate a user, click Deactivate on the row with the user's information
  • To add a new user, click New User and enter the required information (name, contact information, security level, etc.)
  • To edit a user, either select the box next to the username and click Edit Selected, or click the Edit icon for that user's row
  • User information, such as name, email, phone number, security level, group, and purchase limit, can be set within this view
  • To save changes, click Update

Security Levels

  • Administrator: Has unlimited purchasing power, can approve orders and update users on the account.
  • Purchaser: Has the ability to purchase without limitations, requiring no approvals from others.
  • Approver: Has the ability to purchase without limitations.
  • Requestor: Has the ability to create orders, but they must be approved by an approver before being submitted.

Purchasing Options Details

All of these account details can be modified by an account administrator. Only the account administrator has access to the Users & Permissions page.

  • Allow Unlimited Purchases: This allows a user to make purchases without any limitations or approvals.
  • Only Request Purchases: This limits a user to requesting purchases. All purchase requests will be submitted to an approver via email (selected in the default purchase request approver section). The approver is then able to access the purchase request, make any necessary modifications, and approve or deny the order.
  • Limit Purchases: This allows limitations to be set on the dollar amount per order, or the amount spent in a certain time period. Orders over the set amount will automatically be sent to the approver. Anything under that amount will be submitted as an order to Fastenal.
  • Purchase Request Approvers: These are the users on the account that have been granted purchase request approval priviliges. One or more approvers can be selected to receive order requests. An email notification will be sent to them once the request is submitted.