User Roles in Ops Center
By Owen Allen on Sep 01, 2009
You might have wondered how you can control access to different systems in Ops Center. You need a root user with universal access, but some users might only need access to a subset of your assets, or might only need to monitor assets without provisioning OSes. In Ops Center, this is managed through roles.
You can add users to Ops Center's user list (they have to exist on the OS first), which creates a separate role profile for each new user. You add a user by selecting the Enterprise Controller in the Admin section, clicking Users, and then clicking the Add User icon. Once a user is added, you can assign their roles.
You can tailor roles to specific tasks. There are five roles that can be granted – Admin, Provision, Update, Update Simulate, and Manage.
By selecting the Roles tab and clicking Edit Role, you can give a user a separate set of roles for each group of assets, for all assets, or for the Enterprise Controller. They'll still be able to view all assets, but their roles define what jobs and actions they can launch.
Using a few groups, you can give very specific roles to users, granting or removing access at a fine-grained level as necessary. Pretty handy, I think.