Overview

Alloy allows you to create roles to represent your organizational structure. Users can be added to a role as well as groups. The role users inherit all the permissions of the groups within the role.

Creating a role

When you need to create a new role use the following procedure:

  1. Go to the Permissions module.
  2. Select Create role. The Role creation process page is displayed.

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Depending on the role that you are creating, some steps may be optional.

  1. Select step , the Details page is displayed.
  2. You need to enter the following:
  • Name - enter a name for the role.
  1. When you have completed all the necessary fields, select Next and move to return to the Role creation process page.

  2. The first step of the process indicates that it is complete.

Attaching Groups and Users is optional and you can do this later, select the Create button to create the role.

Attaching groups to the role

The second step is optional and allows you to attach groups to the role. When you attach groups to a role then all the group permissions are inherited by the role and any role users.

  1. Select step , the Groups page is displayed similar to that shown below.

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  1. Select the Groups field to display a dialog that allows you to select one or more groups that you want to attach to the role.

  2. When you have completed all the necessary fields, select Next and move to return to the Role creation process page.

  3. The second step of the process indicates that it is complete.

Attaching users to the role

The third step is optional and allows you to attach users to the role. When you attach users to a role then they inherit the permissions of all the groups attached to the role.

  1. Select step , the Users page is displayed similar to that shown below.

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  1. Select the Users field to display a dialog that allows you to select one or more users that you want to attach to the role.

  2. When you have completed all the necessary fields, select Next and move to return to the Role creation process page.

  3. The third step of the process indicates that it is complete.

When you have completed either adding groups or users you can select the Create button to create the role.