Administering the Security Associations of an Entity

You can associate users, user groups, and roles to an entity to control the operations that the users can perform on the entity.

Before You Begin


  1. From the CommCell Browser, go to the entity node, right-click the entity, and click Properties.


    • If you are working with a role, go to Security > Roles, and in the Roles pane, right-click the role and click Edit.

    • If you are working with an alert, from the CommCell Console ribbon, on the Home tab, click Alerts, select the alert, click Edit, and go to the Security step.

  2. In the entity properties dialog box, on the Security tab, click Add.

    The Add Users And Groups dialog box is displayed.

  3. Under Users and Groups, select a user or user group.

    Tip: If you cannot find a user or user group, enter the name in the Find field.

  4. Click Add to move the user or user group to the box below the Add button.

  5. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each user and user group you want to include in the security association.

  6. Under Role, in the Please select Role box, do one of the following:

    • Select an existing role.

      Note: The permissions listed for the selected role are read-only. To add or delete permissions defined for the role, see Editing a Role.

    • To create a role, click Create Role.

      For instructions on creating a role, see Creating a Role.

    • To add permissions without creating a role, click Custom Role and then select permissions directly from the permissions list.

  7. Click OK.

    Note: If you are working with an alert, click Finish.