Creating roles

Roles comprise permissions that enable users to access features in the product. The TrueSight Presentation Server installation program installs a set of default roles, which you can modify to accommodate the requirements of your environment. The procedure in this topic describes how you can create new roles. 

Users with the Super Admin role can create, edit, and delete roles. 

When creating roles, you select permissions from a list that is organized into two tables: TrueSight Infrastructure and TrueSight Presentation. Each table presents the Category and (UI) Element, which describes each feature, and an available permission. You grant permission to the feature by selecting the corresponding Enabled check box. 

Tip

Modifying the default roles  to accommodate the requirements of your environment is an easy way to customize the default authorization profiles. Before creating any new roles, review Role-based access and the default role properties.

To create a role

  1. In the navigation pane, select Administration > Roles.
  2. In the Roles Management window, select the page action menu, and select Create.
  3. In the Create Role window, enter a name in Role Name

  4. To grant all the permission to the role, select  Allow all permissions, and skip to step 6. Otherwise, proceed to step 5.

  5. Using the permissions from the two tables, select the check boxes necessary to grant permissions suitable for the new role. 

    Tip

    Grouping permissions by category can help you find similar permissions. You can group permissions by clicking the column heading to sort rows by category or element.

    For example, to locate monitoring administration permissions, scroll to the TrueSight Infrastructure table, sort the Category column, and select the permissions in the UNIFIEDADMIN category.

  6. Click Save.
    The new role appears on the Roles page.  

Related topics

Managing roles

Role-based access

Viewing and deleting roles

Managing authorization profiles

Viewing user details

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