Copy a security role


Applies To: Dynamics CRM 2015

If you want to create a security role that is similar to another security role, you can copy an existing security role and save it with a new name. You can then modify the privileges and access levels to accommodate the new security role.


You can’t copy a security role to a different business unit.

  1. Make sure that you have the System Administrator or System Customizer security role or equivalent permissions. 

    Check your security role

    • Follow the steps in View your user profile.

    • Don’t have the correct permissions? Contact your system administrator.

  2. Go to Settings > Security.

  3. Choose Security Roles.

  4. In the list of security roles, under Name, click or tap to select the security role you want to copy, and then on the Actions toolbar, click or tap More Actions > Copy Role.

  5. In the Copy Security Role dialog box, in the New Role Name text box, type in the name for the new security role.

  6. To modify the new security role after creating a copy, verify that the Open the new security role when copying is complete check box is selected; otherwise, clear the check box.

  7. Choose OK.

See Also

Security concepts for Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Security roles and privileges
Field level security

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