Creating Roles

You can create roles to define a set of permissions that can be shared by various operators.

Roles allow you to create a generic category of permissions. You can then associate individual operators, computers, groups and sites to the role.

To create a role, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Tools > Create Role or right click in the Roles work area and select Create Role. The Create Role dialog appears and prompts you for a name.
  2. Enter a descriptive name for your role. The role panel opens.
  3. Optionally, enter a short description of the role. Set the permission levels associated to the role, the restart and shutdown ability, and the permissions to access the BigFix user interfaces. The fields listed in this tab correspond to the fields listed in the Operator's Details tab and documented in Adding Local Operators.
  4. Set the computer assignments, operators, LDAP groups, sites, and WebUI Applications to associate to the role by clicking the various tabs.
  5. Make sure to click Save Changes when you're done.