New Role / Edit Role Page (Report Manager)
Use the New Role or Edit Role page to create or modify an item-level role definition. An item-level role definition is a named collection of tasks that enumerate the tasks a user can perform in relation to folders, reports, or any other item managed by a report server. An example of an item-level role definition is the predefined Browser role that identifies the kinds of actions a report end user might require for navigating folders and viewing reports.
Role definitions are intended to be few in number. Most organizations only require a few role definitions. However, if the predefined role definitions are insufficient, you can vary them or create new ones.
You cannot create or modify role definitions in SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services. For more information about feature availability, see Reporting Services in SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services.
You can open the New Role or Edit Role page from any page on which you define or assign roles:
- Open the Site Settings page, click Configure item-level role definitions, and then click New Role.
- Open the properties page of a folder or report, click Security, click Edit Item Security, click New Role Assignment, and then click New Role.
- Open the properties page of a folder or report, click Security, click Edit Item Security, click a role assignment (for example, Everyone or Built-in\Administrators), and then click New Role.
Specify the name of the role definition. A role definition name must be unique within the report server namespace.
Provide a description that explains how to use the role and enumerates what the role supports.
Choose predefined tasks. The set of tasks that you select defines the role.
- Task Description
Shows a description of the task that enumerates the operations or permissions that the task supports.
Click to delete an existing role definition from the report server. Deleting a role has a cascade effect; the role is removed from all role assignments used by the report server.
- Copy Role
Click to open another instance of the New Role page. Use this option when you are editing a role definition and you want to use the definition as a template for a new role. The new instance contains a pre-selected list of tasks that is identical to the task list of the original role definition.