Create a Custom Role

You can create a custom role based on either a System Role, or an existing custom role, to configure your Custom Role Permissions.

Roles and Permissions is only enabled for users with the Superuser role, the Agent Key (if N-sight RMM Dashboard access is enabled), and users with a custom role that has the Users permissions configured.

To create a custom role based on a System Role, you add a role:

  1. On the N-sight RMM Dashboard, go to Settings > Users > Roles and Permissions
  2. Click Add Role

    A new role entry is added to the list of roles.


    Name or Based on edits are indicated by a red triangle in the corner of the field. Permission edits are indicated with a pink background.

  3. Click in the Name column to enter a name for the role. The name entered is displayed in the Roles and Permissions dialog and the Users dialog.
  4. Click in the Based on column to select the System Role you want to use as a permissions template

    The permissions for the new role are set to the permissions of the selected System Role.

  5. Modify the permissions by selecting or deselecting the radio button for each permission. For a description of each permission, hover over the permission or see Default System Role Permissions.

    You can edit permissions in bulk using the groups or subgroups.

  6. Click Save

To create a custom role based on an existing custom role, you clone a role:

  1. On the N-sight RMM Dashboard, go to Settings > Users > Roles and Permissions
  2. Click the role you want to clone (it highlights in blue)
  3. Click Clone Role

    A cloned role entry is added to the list of roles, and the permissions are set to the permissions of the role you cloned.


    Name or Based on edits are indicated by a red triangle in the corner of the field. Permission edits are indicated with a pink background.

  4. Click in the Name column to edit the name for the role (optional). The role name entered is displayed in the Roles and Permissions dialog and the Users dialog.

    If you edit the Based on column and select a System Role, all the permissions for the role will change to the default permissions for the selected System Role.

  5. Modify the permissions by selecting or deselecting the radio button for each permission. For a description of each permission, hover over the permission or see Default System Role Permissions.

    You can edit permissions in bulk using the groups or subgroups.

  6. Click Save