6.2. Role-Based Access Control in the Management Console and CLI

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When Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) is enabled, the role assigned to a user determines the resources to which they have access and what operations they can conduct with a resource's attributes.
The Management Console

In the management console some controls and views are disabled (greyed out) or not visible at all depending on the permissions of the role to which the user has been assigned.

If you do not have read permissions to a resource attribute, that attribute will appear blank in the console. For example, most roles cannot read the username and password fields for datasources.

If you do not have write permissions to a resource attribute, that attribute will be disabled (greyed-out) in the edit form for the resource. If you do not have write permissions to the resource, then the edit button for the resource will not appear.

If a user does not have permissions to access a resource or attribute (it is "unaddressable" for that role), it will not appear in the console for that user. An example of that is the access control system itself which is only visible to a few roles by default.
The Management CLI or API

Users of the Management CLI or management API will encounter slightly different behavior in the API when RBAC is enabled.

Resources and attributes that cannot be read are filtered from results. If the filtered items are addressable by the role, their names are listed as filtered-attributes in the response-headers section of the result. If a resource or attribute is not addressable by the role, it is not listed.

Attempting to access a resource that is not addressable will result in a resource not found error.

If a user attempts to write or read a resource that they can address but lack the appropriate write or read permissions, a Permission Denied error is returned.
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