Understanding permissions

Users are created and given credentials, or permissions, so they can access the IBM® Sterling Control Center Monitor system.

Roles and subordinate roles are defined to build a hierarchy of permissions. Roles can also be associated with server groups to further segment permissions. Data visibility groups can be assigned to a role to restrict the data (events) a user can access.

Permissions define the actions that IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor users can perform. There are three permission levels: manage, view only, and none. If a role does not have permission to access a certain function (permission level for the function is set to None), that function is not shown in the web console. After you define a role with restricted permissions, you can use that role to control who can create and manage the building blocks and see, and not see, data both collected and generated by IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor.