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What are permissions

Permissions are the actions assigned to a role that a user can perform in SolarWinds N-central. Every function in SolarWinds N-central is governed by permissions. A role is a collection of permissions.

For example, an Administrator is a role that configures the system by having permissions to use and manage systems, or a technician is a role that has permissions to view status and reports to troubleshoots devices.

SolarWinds N-central has three types of permissions that you can add or removed from a role.

Permission Description
Read Only Enables users to view selected components of SolarWinds N-central.
Manage Enables users to view and make changes to the configuration of SolarWinds N-central.
None Hides the component from the user so they cannot see or use the functionality.

Roles are permissive not restrictive. That is, they turn features on to use, not off to hide. When creating a role, you are defining what features to turn on for that role.

If two roles are enabled for a user, and one role turns a feature on and the other role does not turn on the same feature, the permissions that turns on the feature takes precedence over the one that states not to do anything.

For more information on adding roles, see Create a role.

Permissions details

The topics listed below outline how you can use permissions in SolarWinds N-central to manage users and their access to devices and features.

  • Permissions Dictionary - an overview of the permissions and what components of SolarWinds N-central are enabled and available to the user.
  • Permissions and Menus - outlines the menus that become available when each permission in a role is enabled as either Manage or Read-Only.
  • Permissions Examples - sample setups for what permissions are required to enable and use various components of SolarWinds N-central.