New System Role Assignments / Edit System Role Assignments Page (Report Manager)

Use the New System Role Assignments or Edit System Role Assignments page to define security for the report server. All security is defined through role assignments that map specific users or groups to the tasks that they can perform. The task list is represented as a role definition that you select when making the role assignment.

At the system level, the role assignments that you create or modify apply to the report server as a whole. For example, the ability to create shared schedules is specified at the system level because shared schedules are used throughout the system.

To open this page, on the Site Settings page, click Configure site-wide security. You must be a report server administrator to access this page.


  • Group or User
    Type the name of a group or user account in your domain. If the report server is running under a local account, you must specify local groups or users. If the report server is running under a domain account, you must specify domain groups or users.
  • Roles
    Click Role to view or edit the tasks that are associated with each role definition. A role definition can be included in multiple role assignments. Changes that you make to a role definition affect all role assignments that include the role definition. Consider creating custom role definitions to avoid broad changes that affect multiple role assignments in ways you cannot foresee.

    Note that if you are using SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services, you cannot create or modify role definitions. You must use the default roles that are provided.

  • Descriptions
    Shows additional information about the role. For predefined roles such as System User or System Administrator, the description summarizes the tasks that each role supports.

See Also


Report Manager F1 Help

Other Resources

Role Assignments
Role Definitions

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