Updated: 24 April 2024

Create a role


A role is a collection of permissions that give users access to N-able N-central features and menus. You need to create the roles that define what the user can do in their day-to-day work. Once created, you assign users to a role that defines what they can see and do. Roles work in conjunction with Access Groups to define what and where a user performs his tasks.

For more information on Roles, see What is a role.

If the Roles menu is unavailable or you cannot create or edit a Role, you do not have the required permissions to do so. Specifically User Management.

When you create or modify a Role, you assign it a set of permissions, then apply the Role to one or more users.

You can assign a user to multiple roles. Roles are a set of permissions allowing the access to a feature. If the user is assigned two roles where in one role a feature is allowed, and another role it is not, the role that allows access to the feature takes precedence. That is, that feature will be accessible.

  1. Click AdministrationUser ManagementRoles.
  2. Click Create Role.
  3. Enter a name and description.
  4. Under the Permissions tab, use the drop-down list for each grouping to select the required permissions for each item. Visit What are permissions for further information.
  5. Use the "Select action" drop-down list box in the group header to quickly configure the group's permissions.

  6. After configuring the permissions Click the Users tab and assign the Role to users.
  7. Click Save to apply.

N-able N-central creates a Role with the selected permissions. If you assigned users to that Role, those users now have access to perform the work specified by the Permissions granted for the customers and devices for the selected Access Group.