Implementing User Roles


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

In System Center 2012 – Operations Manager, user roles are the method you use to assign the rights needed to access monitoring data and perform actions. User roles are designed to apply to groups of users that need access to and perform actions on the same group of monitored objects. By default, only the Operations Manager Administrator account has the right to view and act on monitoring data. All other users must have a user role assigned in order to view or act on monitoring data.

User roles are created using the Create User Role Wizard. In this wizard, you configure which Active Directory security groups are assigned this user role, which Operations Manager group or groups of monitored objects this user can access, and which tasks and views this user role can access.

A user role is the combination of a profile and scope as shown in as shown in the following illustration. A user can be a part of multiple roles and the resultant scope is the union of all the user roles.

Profile Plus Scope Equals User Role