What is a Role?
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A Nodinite Administrator creates User-defined Roles in Nodinite. These Roles are used to enforce different security policies for end-users working with Nodinite. All user actions with potentially sensitive operations are Log Audited.
Example of different roles with different access rights
- Members of the Administrators role is a Nodinite Administrator.
The built-in role named Administrators cannot be renamed or deleted. Review the Access Management user guide for additional details.
- You must be a member of the Administrators role to manage Roles
- End-users with appropriate rights can create and manage any number of Roles.
- Windows Active Directory Users can be a member of the Role
- Windows Active Directory Groups can be a member of the Role
- The Administrator assigns the Role a permission set for the following Nodinite entities:
For the above, even the Nodinite Administrator must have the proper permission sets assigned to interact with the entities(!)
As defined by your access policy; You can allow members of for example the Economy role to have access only to selected Log Views. For each of these Log Views, different permission sets may be applied.
Example of the Economy role with the configuration options for Log Views
The permission sets are used to enforce a security policy for end-users working with Nodinite, and these are applied on the user-defined Nodinite Roles-level.
For each Role; A Nodinite Administrator assigns the different permission sets on the following Nodinite entities:
A permission set can either be applied on the Global level or set uniquely on the entity directly. The values for a permission are the following:
- Inherited - default (which means not allowed)
NOTE: Not allowed is NOT the same thing as a Deny(!) as it merely means; Honour the inheritance chain.
- Allow - Access is granted.
- Deny - Feature is blocked from usage. Use this setting only for special cases.
NOTE: Regardless of other permission sets, a Deny always win. Since the entities are assigned to the Roles, you should rarely have to use the Deny setting. Instead of denying access, consider removing the entity from the Role instead.
For end-users to interact with the Repository Model, Monitor Views and/or the Log Views; The Access permission must be set to Allow.
The highest level of a permission set is the Access right. The available values for this setting are:
- Allow - Members of the Role can access the entity
- Deny - Members of the Role can NOT access the entity
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