The permissions I assign to the account don't seem to save when I do save settings. Any thoughts?
Permissions do not seem to save at the time you create the account.
Go to the "Accounts" tab then click on "Manage accounts". A window will open showing the current admins. Near the bottom click on "Create a new account". Just create the account, don't botter adding privileges. Close that window. Then click on the new admin you just added from the list shown. It will allow you to modify the settings for each admin. After checking the allowed functions for your admin click on "Save Privileges" button at the bottom. Done.
Or if you are not adding admins from the layer but a full permission client the tab will be "Parent Layer Control" and then "Accounts" tab.
If this is the case create the new admin enter username and password, click create account. Then click on the new account that should now show up in the list to highlight it. Now click on "Edit account". Assign privileges then click on "Save Privileges". Done.