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Add user permissions when editing/deleting bills

For example: if A adds a bill, only A should have the right to edit it or delete it.

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    declined  ·  Splitwise SupportAdminSplitwise Support (Admin, Splitwise) responded  · 

    We’ve thought about this a lot since we started Splitwise, and we think it’s important that anyone involved in an expense be allowed to edit or delete it. (We also think this is true for anyone in the same group as an expense, even if you’re not directly involved.) We don’t expect to add permissions in the near future.

    You can read more about our reasoning here: http://feedback.splitwise.com/knowledgebase/articles/89944-why-can-other-people-edit-or-delete-expenses-that-


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      • Kesava Reddy BapathuKesava Reddy Bapathu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Once a transaction has been recorded....if there was any change or mis entry...Any person involved in transaction can propose a change where as the review of it will be in d hands of transaction initiator....He/she can only accept the proposal of change or can reject it...

      • ClaudineClaudine commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Our group had an issue where one person deleted others submitted items and it created confusion and chaos. I suggest that you limit deletion to the group creator and the individual who submitted the item into the app. That way the wrong person doesn't throw totals off

      • Ritanshu BarikRitanshu Barik commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        for Example X is paying for Y & Z. But i found that even Y & Z can delete the expense. That can create a menace. So all i am suggesting is that the person who is adding the expenses should be only person who can make changes to the expenses. I hope you are able to understand my query.

      • Adithya ShankarAdithya Shankar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please try to introduce a "lock feature" for individual and group expenses created by a user so that other users will not be able to edit/delete it.

      • Mohit AroraMohit Arora commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be a nice feature in inclusding permissions. When in a group only the persons who have permissions can add/edit the expense.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        anyone could just delete transaction, but without any log...
        which is just "unsafe"
        Prefer to have a setting for delete permission....let's say, only who create the transaction could delete it
        or...anyone could delete but there will be a log to enquiry

      • AdministracionAdministracion commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        i suggest than just the administrator can modify the information, the other people just can view the information, or have the option for asign a lot of administrators

      • piyush dhameliyapiyush dhameliya commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        i found disadvantage in your application inside the group one person add expense then other person can also delete other person expense ....my suggest to you add some security that no one can delete expense in group except that particulate person .............

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If I receive a payment for rent, a payee could request a certification that I acknowledge receipt.
        Also, I can set a bill owed to me and the person can confirm this is an agreed expense.

      • CharanCharan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        the current Splitwise is really good if there is a chance to have Administrator part for a group like to delete that group or make sure bills are not deleted by other persons in that group.
        Recently I encountered a problem that one of the group member just deleted the bills on which he is involved if there is some way that I prevent that. It would be very nice

      • BobakBobak commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think it would be very useful to be able to mark a leader for your group who is the only person who can

        1) delete the group
        2) delete an expense in the group

        Additionally, an option to have a log of all activity emailed to you every month (even if a group is deleted) would ensure that splitwise provides a robust platform for managing financial records.

        I'm thinking about the case where one member of a group gets angry and vindictive due to some personal incident. That member could really throw a wrench into the accounting of a groups expenses. For instance, they could outright delete the group. This makes it impossible to use splitwise without manually backing up your records. It would be great if there was an automated service that email your expense logs to the members of the group for archiving.

      • Splitwise SupportAdminSplitwise Support (Admin, Splitwise) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I read why you allow all users to edit or delete. But within a group only the people on that particular expense or entry should be able to edit or delete, not everyone in the group. You should add an option to allow everyone or only those directly affected.

        Also possibly another option to allow users to accept or reject entries to/from them. This way there is a level of security and acknowledgement. The current way isn't secure enough and can be hard to use and track

      • RajaRaja commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For expense items it make sense anyone involved in the expense should be able to make change ...but one group should have admin... Then only the members can be maintained properly.. Otherwise it seems anyone can delete members or add members in the group

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is why when I leave my current apartment, I will go back to using Billpin. It just feels way too insecure.

        You should be able to keep a record of the transactions no matter, even if just to record a dispute.

      • Nicholas PigottNicholas Pigott commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Currently, any member of a group can add and delete line items (expenses, etc). If I add an expense, I don't want someone (maybe a cheating, unscrupulous room mate) to be able to delete expenses that I add without my consent. A group admin can set permissions like allowing certain people to add/delete, certain people can only delete items that they posted, certain people can only view.

        Just a thought.

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