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Permissions dictionary

The permissions dictionary is an overview of the permissions and what components of SolarWinds N-central are enabled and available to the user. The Manage configuration enables the user to perform a task and a Read-Only configuration only allows the user to see the information or feature and not perform any action or task.

See also the topic Permissions and menus to see what menus appear in the navigation pane when features are enabled.

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Administration

MSP N-central
Feature Manage Read-Only
Access LiveChat Enables and displays the LiveChat icon to connect with a SolarWinds MSP Support representative. N/A
Access NetPath View, create and delete Netpath paths for devices. View NetPath paths list and path information, export path lists.
Administration Tools

Disk Diagnostics.

SMTP Authentication.

Test Email Delivery.

Network Setup.

Also includes outbound communication and the Welcome page when first logging in.

N/A
Certificates

Generate, upload and download certificates.

Manage APNS certificate.

N/A
System Backup and Restore Configure, download and restore system backups. N/A
System Defaults Modify system defaults. N/A

 

Custom Properties
Feature Manage Read-Only
Create/Edit/Delete View custom properties, select from drop-down choice list properties and edit text, date and URL properties for a device or organization level. View custom properties assigned to a device or organization level.
View/Set Set the custom properties on devices and customers. N/A
  Custom properties appear in filters regardless of Custom Property permissions.

 

Reference
Feature Manage Read-Only
My Links Add and Delete links. View and click available links.
RSS N/A Access and read RSS messages.
Support Tools Available at the System level. Includes Agent Logs, Log Level, View Logs, Session Timeout and Server Code Drops menus. N/A
System Upgrade Fail Message Displays the message when logging in on the Welcome page when the upgrade fails. N/A
What's New Training Videos and Help Resources N/A Access and read videos and online help.

 

SO/Customers/Site
Feature Manage Read-Only
Branding Ability to brand a Service Organization (SO), customer or site. N/A
Create SO/Customer/Site Ability to create a new SO, customer or site. N/A

 

User Management
Feature Manage Read-Only
Users

Add users.

Create roles and assign users.

Create Access groups and assign users.

Configure LDAP Servers.

Configure two-factor authentication.

Configure password system settings and complexity rules.

View Users, Roles and access groups.

 

Configuration

Asset Discovery
Feature Manage Read-Only
Discovery Jobs

Add/edit discovery jobs.

Import assets.

Import discovered devices.

Ignore discovered devices.

Delete discovered devices.

Set device class.

Set the license mode.

View discovered assets.

View available discovery jobs.

 

Backup
Feature Manage Read-Only
Profiles Add and edit profiles for the Arcserve Backup Manager. View profiles and their settings for Arcserve backup.

 

Compliance
Feature Manage Read-Only
Application

Add/edit application compliance rules.

Enable the status and delete rules.

Export application compliance rules.

Set the compliance settings.

View application compliance rules and settings.

View application compliance associations.

License   N/A

 

Domain User Management
Feature Manage Read-Only
Domain User Management Enable/disable/unlock domain users. N/A

 

Monitoring
Feature Manage Read-Only
Alerts Acknowledge Acknowledge alerts. N/A
Custom Services Create custom services. N/A
Filters Add and edit custom filters, view default filters in the Configuration menu and within a device view. View available custom and default filters in the Configuration menu.
Rules Add, edit and view rules. Note that License Compliance, Service Templates, Patch Configuration, All Devices View, LAN/WAN Devices and Notification Templates must also be enabled. View available rules. No other permissions need to be enabled.
Service Control Enable and disable services. N/A
Service Templates Add, edit, import service templates, use the Monitoring Setup Wizard to add a template, view the job status. View service templates and job status.
Services/Tasks View job status. View job status.

 

MSP Backup
Feature Manage Read-Only
Dashboard View dashboard and configure device properties for the dashboard. N/A
Device Passphrase N/A N/A
Profiles Add, edit delete MSP Backup profiles. Note that LAN Device Settings View, Device Rules View, Patch configuration, Scheduled Tasks, Security Manager and Notifications permissions need to be enabled. N/A

 

Patch
Feature Manage Read-Only
Patch Approval

Add, delete, enable/disable automatic approvals, patching by device and by patch. View the Patch Management home page.

Note, LAN Device settings, SolarWinds N-central Reports, SaaS Device settings need to be enabled.

N/A
Patch Configuration Add patch profiles and rules. N/A

 

Scheduled Tasks
Feature Manage Read-Only
Automation Manager Launch and use AM to create policies. N/A
File Repository Access, add and delete files from the Script/Software Repository. View files and their details in the Script/Software repository.
Scheduled Tasks

View job status.

View and run actions.

Add/Delete scheduled tasks, network shares and scheduled task profiles.

N/A

 

Security/AV
Feature Manage Read-Only
Profiles Add, edit and delete AV Profiles for workstations and servers. View the available AV Profiles.
Quarantine Management View, delete and restore quarantined files.  
Security Events View security events. View security events.
Security Exclusions Add, edit and delete global exclusions for processes, files/folders and network scans. View available global exclusions.
Update Servers View, enable/disable and configure update servers. View a list of available update servers.

Devices

Audit Trail
Feature Manage Read-Only
Audit Trail N/A View the available audit trails.

 

Devices View
Feature Manage Read-Only
Active Issues N/A View active issues for devices.
All Devices N/A View the list of available devices.
Dashboards View available dashboards and add new dashboards. View available dashboards.

 

Direct Support
Feature Manage Read-Only
Applications Access Direct support for Applications when Direct Support is enabled on a device. N/A
Command Prompt Access Direct support for Command Prompt when Direct Support is enabled on a device. N/A
File System Access Direct support for the File System when Direct Support is enabled on a device. N/A
Power Management Access Direct support for Power Management when Direct Support is enabled on a device. N/A
Printers Access Direct support for Printers when Direct Support is enabled on a device. N/A
Processes Access Direct support for Processes when Direct Support is enabled on a device. N/A
Registry Access Direct support for Processes when Direct Support is enabled on a device. N/A
Services Access Direct support for Services when Direct Support is enabled on a device. N/A
Startup Applications Access Direct support for Start up Applications when Direct Support is enabled on a device. N/A
Task Execution Access Direct support for Task Execution when Direct Support is enabled on a device. N/A

 

Downloads
Feature Manage Read-Only
Third-party Software Download Access and download 3rd party software. N/A

 

Network Devices
Feature Manage Read-Only
Add/Import/Delete Devices

Download Agent/Probe software, view lists of discovered assets, add/import devices.

N/A
Downtime Configure downtime for devices. N/A
Edit Device Settings

View job status and rules.

View the device details, when enabled with Devices View > All Devices.

View job status and rules.

View the device details.

 

Mobile Devices
Feature Manage Read-Only
Add/Delete Devices and Profiles Download Agent/Probe software, import devices, access mobile device invitations, manage APNS Certs, MDM Profile Servers and Mobile profiles. Mobile Device Settings View needs to be enabled as well. N/A
Edit Devices Settings Used in conjunction with Mobile Devices permissions.  

 

Remote Control
Feature Manage Read-Only
Custom Configure Custom settings for device remote control. N/A
Take Control Configure Take Control settings for device remote control. N/A
Property Locks Configure Property Lock settings for device remote control. N/A
Remote Control Settings Configure Remote Control Settings settings for device remote control. N/A
Remote Desktop Configure Remote Desktop  connection settings for device remote control. N/A
SSH Configure SSH connection settings for device remote control. N/A
Team Viewer Configure Team Viewer connection settings for device remote control. N/A
Telnet Configure Telnet connection settings for device remote control. N/A
Web Configure Web connection settings for device remote control. N/A

 

SaaS Devices
Feature Manage Read-Only
Add/Delete Devices Add, delete and view SaaS devices. N/A
Edit Device Settings Used in conjunction with Mobile Devices permissions. View the SaaS device settings.

Reporting

MSP N-central Reports
Feature Manage Read-Only
Enable/Disable Reports Access to Defaults > Reports Control. N/A
Reports View, export and email SolarWinds N-central reports. N/A

 

Report Manager
Feature Manage Read-Only
Report Manager Access to the Report Manager Reports console. N/A
Report Manager Admin Access to the Report Manager Admin console. N/A

The Report Manager permissions only affect the Product Admin account and the Report Manager admin account.

Tickets and Notifications

Ticketing
Feature Manage Read-Only
PSA Integration Edit, Add, and update Configuring PSA Integration, Customer Settings and Ticketing, Export and Billing configuration. N/A
Ticketing N/A

 

Notifications
Feature Manage Read-Only
Global Notification Control Notification control via the bell icon in the upper-right corner of the SolarWinds N-central window. N/A
Notification Templates Modify notification templates. N/A
Profiles Create new notification rules, edit notifications, test, delete add correlations. View the list of available notifications.
Software Upgrade Notification SIS access for upgrades and notifying users. N/A