Role Definitions window

This topic describes the areas and options of the Role Definitions window in the Administration Console.

To open Role Definitions, go to Administration Console > Users, Groups, Roles and Privileges > Role definitions.

Role Definitions toolbar

The Role Definitions toolbar includes the following options:

Button Description
Create a new role from scratch.
Create a new role by copying the details of an existing role.
Delete one or more selected roles.

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Role Definitions navigation area

The Role Definitions navigation pane lists the roles in the base database.

In the navigation pane, you can:

  • Select a role to display its details in the content pane.

  • To view a summary of all roles in the content pane, select the top-level Role Names icon.

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Role Definitions content area

The information displayed in the Role Definitions content pane depends on what you select in the navigation pane.

When you select a role in the navigation pane, the content pane displays the following sections:

Section Description

Displays details about the role.

You can edit the description of the role.


Displays details about the groups to which the user belongs, and any user-defined attributes.

You can edit the user and change its details and attributes.

When you select the top-level Role Names icon, the content pane displays a list of all roles in the base database. You can perform the following operations:

  • Select one or more roles and edit their description.
  • Display an HTML page with a summary of roles to print or save.

  • Display the list of roles as comma-separated values to save as a text file.

  • Sort the list of roles by name or description.

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