Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Release 6.1(1)
Role Configuration
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Role Configuration

Table Of Contents

Role Configuration

Finding a Role

Configuring a Role

Deleting a Role

Role Configuration Settings

Related Topics


Role Configuration


Roles allow Cisco Unified Communications Manager administrators who have full administration privilege (access) to configure end users and application users with different levels of privilege. Administrators with full administration privilege configure roles and user groups. In general, full-access administration users configure the privilege of other administration users and end users to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration and to other applications.

Different levels of privilege exist for each application. For the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration application, two levels of privilege exist: read privilege and update privilege. These privilege levels differ as follows:

Users with update privilege can view and modify the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration windows to which the user group of the user has update privilege.

A user with read privilege can view the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration windows that belong to the roles to which the user group of the user has read privilege. A user with read privilege for a window cannot, however, make any changes on those administration windows to which the user has only read privilege. For a user with read privilege, the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration application does not display any update buttons nor icons.

Roles comprise groups of resources for an application. At installation, default standard roles get created for various administrative functions. You may, however, create custom roles that comprise custom groupings of resources for an application.


Note Certain standard roles have no associated application nor resource. These roles provide login authentication for various applications.


Use the following topics to configure roles:

Finding a Role

Configuring a Role

Deleting a Role

Role Configuration Settings

Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Finding a Role

Because you might have several roles in your network, Cisco Unified Communications Manager lets you locate specific roles on the basis of specific criteria. Use the following procedure to locate roles.


Note During your work in a browser session, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration retains your role search preferences. If you navigate to other menu items and return to this menu item, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration retains your role search preferences until you modify your search or close the browser.


Procedure


Step 1 Choose User Management > Role.

The Find and List Roles window displays. Records from an active (prior) query may also display in the window.

Step 2 To find all records in the database, ensure the dialog box is empty; go to Step 3.

To filter or search records

From the first drop-down list box, select a search parameter.

From the second drop-down list box, select a search pattern.

Specify the appropriate search text, if applicable.


Note To add additional search criteria, click the + button. When you add criteria, the system searches for a record that matches all criteria that you specify. To remove criteria, click the - button to remove the last added criterion or click the Clear Filter button to remove all added search criteria.


Step 3 Click Find.

All matching records display. You can change the number of items that display on each page by choosing a different value from the Rows per Page drop-down list box.


Note You can delete multiple records from the database by checking the check boxes next to the appropriate record and clicking Delete Selected. You can delete all configurable records for this selection by clicking Select All and then clicking Delete Selected.



Note You cannot delete standard roles.


Step 4 From the list of records that display, click the link for the record that you want to view.


Note To reverse the sort order, click the up or down arrow, if available, in the list header.


The window displays the item that you choose.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Configuring a Role

This section describes how to add a role to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose User Management > Role.

The Find and List Roles window displays.

Step 2 Perform one of the following tasks:

To copy an existing role, locate the appropriate role as described in the "Finding a Role" section and click the Copy button next to the role that you want to copy. In the popup window that displays, enter a name for the new role and click OK. Continue with Step 4.


Note Copying a role also copies the privileges that are associated with that role.


To add a new role, click the Add New button, and continue with Step 3.

To update an existing role, locate the appropriate role as described in the "Finding a Role" section and continue with Step 4.

Step 3 If you are adding a new role, choose an application from the Application drop-down list box and click Next.

Step 4 In the Role Configuration window that displays, enter the appropriate settings as described in Table 107-1.

Step 5 To add the role, click Save.

The new role gets added to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager database.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Deleting a Role

This section describes how to delete a role in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose User Management > Role.

The Role Configuration window displays.

Step 2 In the list of Roles at left, click the name of the role that you want to delete.


Note You cannot delete a standard role.


The role that you chose displays.

Step 3 Click Delete.

You receive a message that asks you to confirm the deletion.

Step 4 Click OK.

The window refreshes, and the role gets deleted from the database.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Role Configuration Settings

Table 107-1 describes the role configuration settings. For related procedures, see the "Related Topics" section.

Table 107-1 Role Configuration Settings 

Field
Description
Role Information

Application

From the drop-down list box, choose the application with which this role associates.

Name

Enter a name for the role. Names can have up to 128 characters.

Description

Enter a description for the role. Descriptions can have up to 128 characters.

Resource Access Information

(list of resource names for the chosen application)

In the Resource Access Information pane, click the check box(es) next to the resource(s) that you want this role to include.

Note In some applications, only one check box applies for each resource. In the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration application, a read check box and an update check box apply to each resource.

Grant access to all

Click this button to grant privileges for all resources that display on this page for this role.

Note If the list of resources displays on more than one page, this button applies only to the resources that display on the current page. You must display other pages and use the button on those pages to change the access of the resources that are listed on those pages.

Deny access to all

Click this button to remove privileges for all resources that display on this page for this role.

Note If the list of resources displays on more than one page, this button applies only to the resources that display on the current page. You must display other pages and use the button on those pages to change the access of the resources that are listed on those pages.


Related Topics

Finding a Role

Configuring a Role

Deleting a Role

Role Configuration Settings

User Group Configuration, page 108-1

Roles and User Groups, Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide