Creating roles

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You can use the Admin App, CLI commands, or REST API methods to create roles and select which permissions the roles contain.

About permissions

Each permission in a role grants a user the ability to perform an action in some area of the system. For example, the admin:services:read permission grants the ability to view services through the Admin App.

Admin App instructions

  1. Select Dashboard > Configuration.
  2. Click Security.
  3. On the Roles tab, click Create.
  4. Specify a name and, optionally, a description for the role.
  5. Use the Individual and Wildcard tabs to edit the permissions for the role.
    On the Individual tab, you can enable individual permissions or categories of permissions:
    • Select a category of permissions and select one or more individual permissions within the category.

      For example, with the permissions selected in this image, a user can read, create, and update certificates, but cannot delete them.

      The Certificates permissions group with the permissions workflow:certificates:create, workflow:certificates:read, and workflow:certificates:update selected

    • On the Wildcard tab, you can enable permissions for multiple categories at the same time. To do this:
      1. Click Add Permission.
      2. Use the menus to select a category of permissions.
      3. Leave the last menu set to the wildcard character (*).
  6. Click Create.
  7. Click Update.