View Administrator presents the combination of a role, an administrator user or group, and an access group as a permission. The role defines the actions that can be performed, the user or group indicates who can perform the action, and the access group contains the objects that are the target of the action.

Permissions appear differently in View Administrator depending on whether you select an administrator user or group, an access group, or a role.

1 shows how permissions appear in View Administrator when you select an administrator user or group. The administrator user is called Admin 1 and it has two permissions.

Table 1. Permissions on the Administrators and Groups Tab for Admin 1

Role

Access Group

Inventory Administrators

MarketingDesktops

Administrators (Read only)

/

The first permission shows that Admin 1 has the Inventory Administrators role on the access group called MarketingDesktops. The second permission shows that Admin 1 has the Administrators (Read only) role on the root access group.

2 shows how the same permissions appear in View Administrator when you select the MarketingDesktops access group.

Table 2. Permissions on the Folders Tab for MarketingDesktops

Admin

Role

Inherited

view-domain.com\Admin1

Inventory Administrators

view-domain.com\Admin1

Administrators (Read only)

Yes

The first permission is the same as the first permission shown in 1. The second permission is inherited from the second permission shown in 1. Because access groups inherit permissions from the root access group, Admin1 has the Administrators (Read only) role on the MarketingDesktops access group. When a permission is inherited, Yes appears in the Inherited column.

3 shows how the first permission in 1 appears in View Administrator when you select the Inventory Administrators role.

Table 3. Permissions on the Role Tab for Inventory Administrators

Administrator

Access Group

view-domain.com\Admin1

/MarketingDesktops