About Adding User Roles

Each default user role has assigned permissions on select menu items in the Control Manager web console. Administrators can add additional permissions for menu items but cannot remove predefined permissions from the default user roles.

If the default user roles are not flexible enough for an administrator's needs, administrators can now create their own user roles. User-specified user roles allow administrators to customize the permissions of any Control Manager web console elements.


Managed product information displayed on accessible menu items depends on the managed product/directory permissions that Control Manager administrators specify in an individual's user account.

Example: Bob and Jane are OfficeScan administrators. Both have identical user role permissions (they have access to the same menu items in the web console). However, Jane oversees operations for all OfficeScan servers. Bob only oversees operations for OfficeScan servers protecting desktops for the Marketing department. The information that they can view in the web console will be very different. Bob logs on and only sees information that is applicable to the OfficeScan servers that his Control Manager user account allows (the OfficeScan servers for the Marketing department). When Jane logs on, she sees information for all OfficeScan servers, because her Control Manager user account grants her access to all OfficeScan servers registered to Control Manager.