Assigning security roles to a user in the IBM InfoSphere Information Server Web console

All users require authorization to access components and features of IBM® InfoSphere® Information Server. You can assign one or more suite and suite component roles to a user.

Before you begin

You must have suite administrator authority.

About this task

Changing the roles that are assigned to a user does not affect any currently active sessions for that user. The new role assignments will only be available the next time the user logs in. You can use session administration to disconnect the user and force the user to log in again.


  1. In the IBM InfoSphere Information Server Web console, click the Administration tab.
  2. In the Navigation pane, select Users and Groups > Users.
  3. In the Users pane, select a user and click Open User.
    Note: You can assign roles to more than one user at a time by clicking Add Roles to Multiple Users.
  4. In the Roles pane, select a suite role to assign to the user.
  5. In the Suite Component pane, select one or more suite component roles to assign to the user.
  6. Click Save and Close to save the authorizations in the metadata repository.

What to do next

Certain suite components, such as IBM InfoSphere DataStage® and IBM InfoSphere Information Analyzer, also require that you assign additional user roles in the clients or projects.