Setting account permissions

If you are viewing the account details, you can click Permissions to specify the individual users, groups, roles, or computers that are allowed to use the account and what each user, group, role, or computer has permission to do when using the account.

To set permissions for an account:

  1. In the Admin Portal, click Resources, then click Accounts to display the list of accounts.
  2. Click Local Accounts, Domain Accounts, Database Accounts, or Multiplexed Accounts to select the type of account to which you want to grant access.
  3. Select the specific account to which you want to grant access to display the account details.
  4. Click Permissions, then click Add.
  5. Type all or part of the user, group, role, or computer name you want to find.
  6. Select the appropriate users, groups, roles, or computers from the search results, then click Add.

    For example, if you have added the account root-1 for a target system, you might want to add the onsite-IT@pubs.org role and the offshore-IT@pubs.org role to specify what members of each role can do when using the root-1 account.

  7. Select the appropriate permissions for each user, group, role, or computer you have added, then click Save.

    For example, you might want to give the members of the onsite‑IT@pubs.org role permission to perform all tasks using the root account but only assign the View and Edit permissions to the members of the offshore‑IT@pubs.org role.

You must select at least one permission for the user, group, or role before you can save changes to the account.

As a system administrator, your user account has full permissions by default. The Grant permission enables you to assign permissions to other users on an account-by-account basis or globally to control which actions are available for different users.

For more information about setting permissions for other users, see Assigning permissions. For information about assigning global account permissions, see Setting global account permissions.