Create a new role
The steps below describe how to create a new role using the Webconsole (admin interface). You can also bulk upload new roles using the synchronization feature or through the OpenIAM Rest API.
To create a new role:
- Login to the Webconsole and go to Access Control -> Role
Create new rolefrom the side menu. You will see the screen below.
- From the screen shown above, select the role type from the drown down. By default, OpenIAM provides two values OTB: Access Role and Provision Role. These two values are simply used for classification and do not impact the behavior of the role in anyway. If you create new role types, you will see them hear as well. If you are creating a role that will impact user provisioning, then select
Provision role. You can use
Access Roleif you are focused on just SSO and authorization operations.
- Complete the role creation screen as described in the table below.
|Password policy||Select the password policy that should be in effect for the systems which are going to be associated with this role. In most cases, this should be your |
|Role Name||Unique name to identify this role.|
|Description||Details which describe this role. This should be statement which is meaningful to end-users, access reviewers and auditors if the system will be used for access certification.|
|Managed System||If this role will be used for provisioning, then the managed system value should be the system that account will be created in. If you need to manage more than one managed system with this role, then use the |
|Risk||Value to indicate if this risk is low or high. By default, this value does not impact behavior. Rules can be introduced to leverage this flag is often the case with access certification campaigns.|
|Status||Values are |
|Max number of user||Maximum number of users that can be a member of this role.|
|Default membership duration||Default time period for which a user can be a member of this role. After this period, the user will be removed from this role.|
|Role parent||Roles support inheritance. The Role parent is the immediate role from which entitlements should be inherited.|
|GUID||GUID which may relate to this role in another application. This is not an OpenIAM generated value.|
|Role owner||User or group of people who own this role. This value is often used in request / approval and access certification tasks.|
|Role admin||User or group of people who are the administrators this role. This value is often used in request / approval and access certification tasks.|
|Is Visible||Flag which can be used to hide this role from the service catalog.|
|Participate in access certification||Flag which be used to determine if this role should be excluded from access certification requests.|
|All users provisioned to this role||Flag which determines if this role should be granted by default to all users regardless of other criteria.|