The administrator can configure the report permissions to determine who can create, read, edit delete and change permissions on a report. These are set against the repository, report folders and specific reports.
The default report permissions are set against the repository and can be modified via the repository properties. By default all root report folders will then inherit the permissions from the repository, unless the 'Inherit Permissions' check is unchecked. Report subfolders and reports will by default inherit from their parent folder.
Examples of how you might use permissions include: