Help on Access > Membership & Roles > Roles

The following information and controls appear on Access > Membership & Roles > Roles.

Access Zone: System
Displays the default access zone. You can manage roles only in the System access zone.
Create a Role
Opens a dialog box that enables you to create a custom role and add users to the role.
Role Name
Specifies a name for the role.
Description
Specifies a description for the role, such as a summary of tasks members can complete.
Add a member to this role
Opens a dialog box that enables you to search for users or groups you want to add to the role. Role members will be able to carry out configuration access tasks based on privileges assigned to the role.
Search for
Specifies the type of account you want to search for.
User
Specifies a search for a user account.
Group
Specifies a search for a group account. You can add an entire group, and thereby all of its members, to another group.
Well-known SIDs
Specifies a search for all accounts with well-known SIDs in the system.
Username
Specifies the name of the user account you want to search for.
Group Name
Specifies the name of the group account you want to search for.
Provider
Specifies the authentication provider associated with the account you want to search for.
Search
Initiates a search based on the provided criteria.
Search Results
Displays a table of user or groups by name that best match the search criteria.
Select
Adds the user or group selected from the search results to the role.
Members
Table that displays a list of users and groups that are members of the role.
Members
Displays the name of the role member.
Type
Displays whether the role member is a user, group, or well-known account.
Actions
Displays actions you can apply to the role member.
Remove
Removes the member from the role.
Add a privilege to this role
Opens a dialog box that enables you to select a privilege and specify read or write access.
Access
Specifies the type of access members have to a selected privilege.
read_only Access
Specifies read-only access of the selected privilege by members of the role.
read_write Access
Specifies both read and write access of the selected privilege by members of the role.
Select a Privilege
Displays a drop-down menu of configuration access privileges in the system that you can select.
Privileges
Table that displays a list of privileges that have been added to the role.
Name
Displays the name of the privilege.
Description
Displays the description of the privilege.
Access
Displays whether the privilege was added to the role with read-only or read-write access.
Actions
Displays actions you can apply to the privilege.
Remove
Removes the privilege from the role.
Roles
Table that displays a list of all roles currently in the system.
Select an action
Lists actions that can be applied to multiple roles simultaneously.
Delete Selection
Bulk action that deletes from the system each role whose check box has been selected.
Name
Displays the name of the role.
View/Edit
Opens a dialog box from which you can view current role attributes.
More
Displays a list of additional actions that can be applied to the role.
Copy
Opens a dialog box that enables you to copy the attributes of the role to create a new role. You can modify the role attributes from the dialog box.
Delete
Deletes the role from the system.