Creating Management Role Definitions

In EmpowerID, Management Role Definitions are collections of "operational capabilities" and or native system rights that have been packaged together as job-based bundles that can be used as templates when creating Management Roles. In this model, Management Role Definitions do not grant people the ability to do anything in EmpowerID, and, in fact, cannot be assigned to anyone. Rather, Management Role Definitions provide a baseline of functions that can be further defined in any child Management Role. EmpowerID provides a number of Management Role Definitions out of the box, however you can create new ones as needed to meet the needs of your organization.

This topic demonstrates how to create a Management Role Definition and is divided into the following activities:

To create a Management Role Definition

  1. From the Navigation Sidebar of the EmpowerID Web interface, navigate to Management Role management page by expanding Identities and clicking Management Roles.
  2. From the Actions pane of the Management Role management page, click the Create Management Role Definition action.
  3. In the following image, the Locations pane has been collapsed to conserve screen real estate.

  4. In the Management Role Definition Details form that appears, do the following:
    1. Type a name and display name for the Management Role Definition in the Name and Display Name fields.
    2. Type a description, as well as any relevant instructions for the Management Role Definition in the Description and Instructions fields, respectively.
    3. Click the Select a Location link underneath Creation Location.
    4. In the Location Selector that appears, search for and select the EmpowerID location in which you want to create the Management Role Definition and then click Save to close the Location Selector.
  5. Back in the main form, click Save.
  6. After EmpowerID creates the Management Role Definition, your browser is directed to the View page for the Management Role Definition. View pages allow you to view information about a selected resource and manage that resource as is appropriate.

After the Management Role Definition has been created, you need to add Access Assignments (Resource Role Assignments) to it to give a functional base of delegations to any child Management Roles you create from it.

To verify the Management Role Definition was created in EmpowerID

  1. From the Navigation Sidebar, navigate to Change Manager by expanding Compliance and Reports and clicking Audit Log.
  2. In Change Manager, click the Recently Created Objects tab and search for the Management Role Definition you just created.
  3. You should see a record for the Management Role Definition appear in the grid.