Understanding User Group Roles
Most actions in the iconik user interface make calls to the iconik API. So when you wish to enter metadata, make a comment or do an upload that will send commands to the API, the rights to be able to make these actions are controlled with Roles.
The User Interface make sure that that only the options for which your role allows you to have are available. So if you don't have the roles which allow upload you will not see the upload functionality.
When using iconik and comparing to the documentation please be aware that certain functionality is only available to the users with the correct role.
The Administrator Role is a special role which gives increased capabilities over the system.
Changing the roles
Only Administrators are allowed to change the roles on the group(s) you are a member of. Ask your Administrator for more details.