Kayla, I'm not sure if you got this fixed. There are two way in which you get various permissions in Kentico. The first is the user privilege level. This has four options:
- Global Administrator - Full access to all parts of the system for every site. This overrides any other permissions and roles. Only global administrators can use global applications.
- Administrator - Again, these guys can skip roles and permissions. They can use all non-global applications for the sites that they are assigned to.
- Editor - Editors can access the administration interface and on-site editing mode for the sites that they are assigned to. They are subject to the assigned roles and permissions.
- None - These users can access the live site according to their roles and permissions, but cannot access the admin screens.
After user privilege, you have roles and permissions which can be used to grant access to certain parts of your application.
Having read your description, David and Brendan are correct - your user is set-up as an Administrator privilege, which is not sufficient for accessing the development applications that you're looking for. You will need to ask to be elevated to Global Administrator in order to get access.