Manage permissions

View and change user access to Service Virtualization Servers and virtual services.

View and change user access to a Service Virtualization Server

  1. In the Servers tab, select a server.
  2. In the Permissions area, you can view the groups and users who have access to resources on the selected server.

    1. Virtual Service Management. Grant a user permission to deploy new services on the server.
    2. Agent Manageent. Grant a user permission to create new agents on the server.
  3. The following groups and users can add permissions for additional users and groups, and customize them according to your needs:

    • members of the SV Server Administrators group
    • the resource creator
    • a user with write permissions for the resource
    • members of the SV Publishers group can add permissions for additional users and groups to Virtual Service Management

    • members of the SV Runtime Administrators group can add permissions for additional users and groups to Agent Management

    Click Add permission and enter the name of a user or user group.

    Note: You cannot delete the built-in Service Virtualization user groups from the server, or modify their permissions. For more details, see the Service Virtualization Installation Guide.

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View and change user access to services

For a single service

  1. In the Services tab, click the name of the service.

  2. In the Permissions area, you can view the groups and users who have access to the selected service.

  3. If you are a member of the SV Server Administrators group, are the service creator, or have write permissions for the service, you can also add permissions for additional users and groups, and customize them according to your needs.

    Click Add permission and enter the name of a user or user group.

    Note: You cannot delete the built-in Service Virtualization user groups from the service, or modify their permissions. For more details, see the Service Virtualization Installation Guide.

For multiple services

  1. In the Services tab, click the checkboxes for the services whose permission you want to view or manage.
  2. On the bottom toolbar, click Bulk Actions > Permissions.

  3. Select the permissions you want to assign, and click Assign permissions.

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Service Virtualization User Groups

During installation of the Service Virtualization Server, built-in user groups are created on the server. These groups grant various levels of access to a Service Virtualization Server, or its resources, such as virtual services and agents, as follows:

User Group Permissions
SV Operators
  • View virtual services deployed on the Service Virtualization Server
  • Switch service simulation modes
  • Unlock services

Note: SV Operators can view only partial agent configuration information.

SV Publishers
  • View virtual services deployed on the Service Virtualization Server
  • Switch service simulation modes
  • Unlock services
  • Deploy services; full access to owned services (deploy, undeploy, update)

Note: SV Publishers can view only partial agent configuration information.

SV Runtime Administrators

View, create, configure, and delete agent configurations on the Service Virtualization Server

Note: SV Runtime Administrators do not have permissions for viewing or managing services.

SV Server Administrators
  • Full access to Server resources
  • Modify Server access permissions

Example: Managing access permissions:

You can also manage group membership using the Service Virtualization Management interface.

In addition, you can manage access permissions to individual resources on the Service Virtualization Server, such as virtual services.

For details on Service Virtualization Management, see Service Virtualization Management.

SVM Users

Log in to Service Virtualization Management.

For details, see Get Started with Service Virtualization Management.

Guidelines

  • You can modify permissions for specific users by adding them to, or removing them from, these groups.

  • A user who is not assigned to any of the groups cannot view any agent data or any services deployed on the server.

  • Service Virtualization enforces access permissions only when server authentication is enabled.

  • The groups are created regardless of whether the Server authentication option is selected during the Server installation. This enables you to reconfigure at a later stage. For details on changing authentication options, see the section on changing Server security settings in the Service Virtualization Installation Guide (accessible from Content and PDFs).

  • Uninstalling or reinstalling Service Virtualization does not affect these groups. Your changes to group membership are maintained between installations.

  • Every authenticated Windows user has access to /ping and /info resources. This does not depend on Service Virtualization authentication.

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