Edit access setting for candidate document attachment


Greenhouse Recruiting users can manually upload three different kinds of attachments to a candidate profile: resumes, cover letters, and documents. Users can edit the access settings for document-type attachments to restrict which users can view these attachments. 

In this article, we will cover how to navigate to the attachment section of a candidate's profile and edit the access setting for any document attachments.

Note: For more information about default view permissions for all types of attachments on a candidate profile, click here.

Navigate to a candidate's attachments by clicking the Details tab on the candidate's profile. 


From the Details tab, navigate to the All Attachments section and click the edit icon edit.png inline with a document attachment.

Select an access setting from the provided dropdown menu. The below table summarizes the necessary permissions needed to view a Document configured for a specific setting:

Access setting Description 
Public Users with Job Admin level permissions or above, or users designated as interviewers can access the document.
Admin Only Only users with Job Admin level permissions or above can access the document. 

Only the following users can access the document: 

  • Site Admins with the additional user-specific permission Can see private notes, salary info, manage offers, request approval, and approve jobs/offers, or
  • Job Admins with the permission stripe Can view and edit private candidate and application fields