Defining General Permissions

About this task

Note: The best practice is to define permissions at the role level, and then assign users and groups to the role so that they inherit the role-level definitions. For details, see Best Practices.

To define general permissions for a user management entity (user, group, or role):


  1. Select Users and Permissions from the main menu.
  2. In the left pane, select the required tab (Roles, Groups, or Users).
  3. Click the required role, group, or user in the left pane to expand it.
  4. Click the General Permissions item to display the list of permissions in the main pane.
  5. Define/edit the permissions as required.
    See General Permissions for information on specific permissions.
  6. Optional: Click the Reset icon at the top of the main pane to reset the entity's general permissions.

    This action performed on:

    • Role - resets all permissions to "Deny"
    • User or group - resets all permissions to those inherited from the role(s) the user or group is assigned to
  7. Click Save to save changes or Cancel to discard changes.