InfoSphere DataStage and InfoSphere QualityStage roles

For IBM® InfoSphere® DataStage® and IBM InfoSphere QualityStage®, administrators can further define user authority by assigning suite component and project roles to InfoSphere DataStage and InfoSphere QualityStage users.

You can assign suite component roles in the console or the Web console. Project roles can be assigned only in the Permissions page of the IBM InfoSphere DataStage Administrator client.

Suite component roles

DataStage and QualityStage Administrator
Can perform the following tasks:
  • Assign project roles to InfoSphere DataStage suite users in the InfoSphere DataStage Administrator client
  • Use the Administrator client to create, delete, and configure projects
  • Mark projects as protected
  • Unprotect protected projects
  • Issue server engine commands
  • Use the Designer client to create and edit jobs and other objects
  • Use the Director client to run and schedule jobs
  • View the entire job log messages
  • Import objects into protected projects
  • Change the work load manager (WLM) settings for InfoSphere Data Click
With this role, the user cannot edit jobs or other objects in protected projects.
DataStage and QualityStage User
Provides access to InfoSphere DataStage and InfoSphere QualityStage. Additionally, this role is used to filter the lists of users and groups that are shown in the InfoSphere DataStage Administrator client. If an IBM InfoSphere Information Server user does not have this role, that user cannot access any of the InfoSphere DataStage or InfoSphere QualityStage product modules, even if that user has InfoSphere DataStage or InfoSphere QualityStage project roles assigned to the user name.

Project roles

DataStage Developer
Can perform the following tasks:
  • Use the Designer client to create and edit jobs and other objects
  • Use the Director client to run and schedule jobs
  • View entire job log messages
With this role, the user can also use the Administrator client to perform limited tasks including changing project NLS settings and changing project properties (not protect/unprotect).
With this role, the user cannot edit jobs or other objects in protected projects, create, delete, or configure projects (can perform limited configuration tasks), mark existing projects as protected, unprotect protected projects, assign project roles to InfoSphere DataStage suite users in the Administrator client, or import objects into protected projects.
DataStage Production Manager
Can perform the following tasks:
  • Mark existing projects as protected
  • Unprotect protected projects
  • Use the Designer client to create and edit jobs and other objects
  • Use the Director client to run and schedule jobs
  • View entire job log messages
  • Import objects into protected projects
With this role, users can also use the InfoSphere DataStage Administrator client to perform limited tasks including changing the project NLS settings, issuing server engine commands, and changing project properties.
With this role, users cannot edit jobs or other objects in protected projects. In addition, the role cannot create, delete, or configure projects (except for limited configuration tasks), or assign project roles to InfoSphere DataStage suite users in the Administrator client.
DataStage Operator
Can perform the following tasks:
  • Use the Director client to run and schedule jobs
  • View entire job log messages (unless set to read first line only by InfoSphere DataStage Administrator)
With this role, users can also use the Administrator client to perform limited tasks including changing project NLS settings and changing project properties (not protect/unprotect).
DataStage Super Operator
Can perform the following tasks:
  • Use the Director client to run and schedule jobs
  • View entire job log messages
  • Use the Designer client to view jobs and view objects
This role can also use the Administrator client to perform limited tasks including changing project NLS settings and changing project properties (not protect/unprotect).
With this role, users cannot use the Designer client to create and edit jobs and other objects, edit jobs or other objects in protected projects, create, delete or configure projects, mark existing projects as protected, unprotect protected projects, assign project roles to InfoSphere DataStage suite users in the Administrator client, or import objects into protected projects.
DataStage and QualityStage® Operations Viewer
With this role, users can view information about job runs, services, system resources, and workload management queues in the IBM InfoSphere DataStage and QualityStage Operations Console.
For more information, see the IBM InfoSphere DataStage and QualityStage Administrator Client Guide.