Defining custom user roles

Administrators or Managers can create custom roles and assign a set of permissions to them so that they can perform certain administrative tasks. If Administrators or Managers create custom roles with permissions to create, modify, or assign user roles, these users will also have the privilege to define custom roles.

About this task

  • As an organizational security measure, users assigned limited administrative permissions see a streamlined view of the Administration tab and can only access the administrative pages they are allowed to use.
  • You cannot delete a custom role if it is assigned to a user. Reassign the user to a different role and then delete the custom role.
  • Predefined user roles cannot be deleted.


  1. Select Access management > Roles.
  2. Click Add new role and give the custom role a unique name and description.
  3. Select the capabilities for this role and click Save.