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SolarWinds NCM roles

Updated December 14, 2018

Overview

Outside of the Orion roles, in order to view or perform actions in NCM, specific roles need to be assigned to users depending on their need. 

SolarWinds NCM uses roles for change management features to determine which accounts are able to perform the tasks of changing device configurations (WebUploader), approving those changes (Administrator), and changing the roles of Orion accounts (Engineer, Administrator).

Every Orion account on the SolarWinds NCM server must have an SolarWinds NCM role associated with it. If as the administrator you do not want certain users to access SolarWinds NCM, then assign those accounts the role None.

Environment

All NCM versions

Detail

To set an NCM Role:

  • Log into the Orion web Console as an Orion Administrator
  • Go to Settings>Manage Account
  • Select the user or user group and Edit
  • Expand Network Configuration Manager Settings
  • Set the appropriate role for the User of Group
  • Submit at the bottom of the page

 

Administrator

This role has unlimited access to SolarWinds NCM functionality, including device configuration management, user account management, configuration change approvals.

 

Engineer

This role has Administrator privileges, but cannot view the device configuration transfer status for all users.

 

WebUploader

This role has read and write access on network devices, but cannot change device configurations without Administrator approval.

 

WebDownloader

This role can read and download network device configurations.

 

WebViewer

This role can only read network device configurations.

 

None

This is the default role when a user is added to Orion.. This role cannot access SolarWinds NCM features and functions.

 

 

 

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