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Available Roles Right-Click Menu

When Roles is selected in the tree view, a list of available Roles is displayed in the Available Roles pane.

Right-click on a configured Role to display the right-click menu.

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New

Selecting New enables you to create a new Role. See “New Role”.

Edit

Click the Edit Role button to make changes to the current Role. The Role Editor window is displayed.

  • Modify role name – select the tick box and make the required changes to the Role Name, saving the changes when you close the Role Editor window.

See Table 149, “Terminology: New Role General Properties” for a description of all the Role properties.

Copy

Selecting this options creates a copy of the currently selected Role and prefixes the name of the new Role with Copy of.

Copy and Open for Edit

Selecting this options creates a copy of the currently selected Role and prefixes the name of the new Role with Copy of. The new Role is opened in the Role Editor. See “Edit”.

Delete

Caution: Before deleting a Role, ensure there is no object (User, Group, Role or Data Definition) that can only be managed by this Role, as once deleted, these objects will no longer be able to be modified and may even be completely inaccessible (and in the case of a Data Definition, this would also apply to all the data that has been archived against it).

Select Delete to delete the current Role. The Role name is removed, however, the members of the Role remain in the list of Available Groups and/or Available Users.

Edit Membership of this Role

Selecting Edit membership of this Role enables you to add Users and Groups to this Role or remove Users and Groups from this Role. See “Members”.

Create New User with this Role

Selecting this option opens the User Editor with a new User who has this Role set as the Parent. See “New User”.

Create New Group with this Role

Selecting this option opens the Group Editor with a new Group which has this Role set as the Parent. See “New Group”.

View Permissions

The Role Permissions can be viewed and edited. See Table 150, “Terminology: Role Permissions” for a description of each Category.

Control Access to this Role

You can control who has access to the current Role by configuring an Access Control List. Select Control Access to this Role. The Access Control Security Configuration window is displayed.

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Users, Groups and Roles which have been given access to the Role are listed on the left. To see what access the Users, Groups and Roles has been given, select it and view the settings for the Operations listed on the right.

The options used to configure Access Control Lists for Role are described in Table 158.

Table 158. Terminology: Role Access Control List (ACLs)

Operation

Meaning

Item

The selected Role to which access control is being configured (Searching Client Users in the above example).

Users/Groups/Roles

The name of the Users, Groups and/or Roles (User: DSX System Administrator in the above example) who are being given access to the Role (Searching Client Users in the above example).

Read

Allows the selected User, Group or Role to view the Properties of all the members of the Role (Searching Client Users in the above example).

Cannot be set to Deny if Update is set to Allow.

Update

Allows the selected User, Group or Role to update the Properties (except the Passwords) of all the members of the Role (Searching Client Users in the above example).

Cannot be set to Allow unless Read is set to Allow.

Cannot be set to Deny if Delete, Change password, or Set access control is set to Allow.

Delete

Allows the selected User, Group or Role to delete the Role (Searching Client Users in the above example). Cannot be set to Allow unless Update is set to Allow.

Change password

Allows the selected User, Group or Role to change the password of all the members of the Role (Searching Client Users in the above example).

Cannot be set to Allow unless Update is set to Allow.

Set access control

Allows the selected User, Group or Role to set the access controls (configure ACLs) for all the members of the Role (Searching Client Users in the above example).

Cannot be set to Allow unless Update is set to Allow.

Add and Remove Members Button

To allow Users, Groups or Roles access to the selected Role, click Add and Remove Members.

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To add access to Users, select the Users tab, select one or more users and click Add Member >>.

To add access to Groups, select the Groups tab, select one or more groups and click Add Member >>.

To add access to Roles, select the Roles tab, select one or more roles and click Add Member >>. To remove a User, Group or Role from the list, select the item in the right-hand pane and click << Remove Member.

Once you have selected all the Users, Groups and/or Roles to which you want to give access to the current Role, click Confirm. If you want to exit without adding any Users, Groups or Roles to the list click Cancel.

You are returned to the Access Control Security Configuration window. See “Control Access to this Role” for details on how to configure Access Control to the current Role for each User, Group and/or Role.

Save and Close Button

To save all the changes made, click Save and Close. The changes are saved and the Access Control Security Configuration window is closed.

Cancel Button

To exit without saving any of the changes made, click Cancel. The changes are discarded and the Access Control Security Configuration window is closed.

Properties

General Properties

The Role’s General Properties are displayed on the General Properties tab.

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The Role’s General Properties are described in Table 159.
Table 159. Terminology: Role Properties: General

Term

Meaning

Name

Displays the name of the Role.

Display name

If configured, shows an alternative name for the Role.

Description

If configured, shows a description for the Role.

Role created

Displays the date and time the Role was created.

Role modified

Displays the date and time the Role was last modified.

Permissions modified

Displays the date and time the Role’s Permissions settings or the Access Control settings for this Role were last modified.

Members

The Members (Users and/or Groups) of the current Role are listed on the Members tab.

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The Role Properties for the Members tab are described in Table 160.
Table 160. Terminology: Role Properties: Members

Term

Meaning

Display Name

The display name configured for the User or Group.

Name

The User name or Group name of the Member of this Role.

Description

The description configured for the User or Group.

Source

Active Directory – the User or Group was added from an external source.

Manual – the User or Group was created within Management Studio.

Permissions

The Permissions tab displays the Permissions settings.

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See “Permissions” for a description of each Category.

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