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Ops Manager Roles

Overview

Ops Manager roles allow you to grant users different levels of access to Ops Manager. You can grant a user the privileges needed to perform a specific set of tasks and no more.

If you use LDAP authentication for Ops Manager, you must create LDAP groups for each available role described below then assign users to LDAP groups. There is no round trip synchronization between your LDAP server and Ops Manager.

To assign user roles, see Edit Project Role for a User/Team. You cannot assign your own roles.

Organization Roles

Organization Role Description
Organization Owner

Grants root access to the organization, including:

  • Project Owner access to all projects in the organization, even if added to a project with a non-Owner role.
  • Privileges to administer organization settings.
  • Privileges to add/remove/edit users to the organization.
  • Privileges to delete the organization.
  • All the privileges granted by the other organization roles combined.
Organization Project Creator

Grants the following access:

  • Privileges to create projects in the organization.
  • Privileges granted by the Organization Member role.
Organization Billing Administrator

Grants the following access:

  • Privileges to administer billing information for the organization.
  • Privileges granted by the Organization Member role.
Organization Read Only

Provides read-only access to everything in the organization, including all projects in the organization.

For an Organization Member, within a project, the user has the privileges as determined by the user’s project role. If a user’s project role is Project User Admin or Project Owner, then the user can add a new user to the project, which results in adding the newly-added user to the organization as well (if the newly added user is not already in the organization).

Organization Member

Provides read-only access to the organization (settings, users, and billing) and the projects to which they belong.

For an Organization Member, within a project, the user has the privileges as determined by the user’s project role. If a user’s project role is Project User Admin or Project Owner, then the user can add a new user to the project, which results in adding the newly-added user to the organization as well (if the newly added user is not already in the organization).

Project Roles

The following roles grant privileges within a project.

Project Role Description
Project Read Only
Grants read-only access to the most aspects of the project, including: all activity, operational data, users, and user roles. The user, however, cannot modify or delete anything.
Project User Admin

Provides privileges to the following actions:

  • Add an existing Ops Manager user to a project. If the added user does not currently belong to the organization, the user will be added to the organization as well.
  • Invite a new user to a project. The invited user will be added to the organization as well.
  • Remove an existing project invitation.
  • Remove a user’s request to join a project, which can deny the user access to the project depending on the user’s role in the organization.
  • Remove a user from a project.
  • Modify a user’s role within a project.
Project Data Access Admin

Grants access to Data Explorer; specifically, the privileges to perform the following through Data Explorer:

  • View, create, and drop databases, collections, and indexes.
  • View, modify, and delete documents.

As well as granting privileges of Project Read Only, this role also grants privileges to kill operation in the Real Time Performance Panel and to view the sample query field values in the Performance Advisor.

Project Data Access Read/Write

Grants access to Data Explorer; specifically, the privileges to perform the following through Data Explorer:

  • View and create databases and collections.
  • View, modify, and delete documents.
  • View indexes.

This role also grants privileges to view the sample query field values in the Performance Advisor.

Project Data Access Read Only

Grants access to Data Explorer; specifically, the privileges to view databases, collections, and indexes through the Data Explorer.

This role also grants privileges to view the sample query field values in the Performance Advisor.

Project Monitoring Admin

Grants the following access:

  • Privileges granted by the Read Only role.
  • Privileges to administer alerts (create, modify, delete, enable/disable, acknowledge/unacknowledge).
  • Privileges to manage hosts (add, edit, delete, enable deactivated).
  • Download Monitoring Agent.
Project Backup Admin

Grants the following access:

  • Privileges granted by the Read Only role.
  • Privileges to manage backups, including the following:
    • Start, stop, and terminate backups.
    • Request restores.
    • View and edit the namespaces filter.
    • View and edit host passwords.
    • Modify backup settings.
    • Generate SSH keys.
    • Download the Backup Agent.
Project Automation Admin

Grants the following access:

  • Privileges granted by the Read Only role.
  • Privileges to perform the following:
    • View deployments.
    • Provision machines.
    • Edit configuration files.
    • Download the Automation Agent.
Project Owner

Grants the following access:

  • The privileges granted by all the other project roles.
  • Set up the Backup service.

Note

A user with Organization Owner role has Project Owner access for all projects in the organization, even if added to a project with a non-Owner role.

Global Roles

Global roles have all the same privileges as the equivalent Organization and Project roles, except that they have these privileges for all projects and organizations. They also have some additional privileges as noted below.

The following roles grant privileges for all projects and organizations.

Global Role Description
Global Read Only

Grants Project Read Only access to all projects and Organization Read Only for all organizations. The role additionally grants access to do the following:

  • View backups and other statistics through the admin UI.
  • Global user search.
Global User Administrator

Grants Project User Admin access to all projects and all organizations. The role additionally grants access to do the following:

  • Manage UI messages.
  • Send test emails, SMS messages, and voice calls.
  • Edit user accounts.
  • Manage LDAP group mappings for organization and project roles.
Global Monitoring Administrator

Grants Project Monitoring Admin access to all projects. The role additionally grants access to do the following:

  • View system statistics through the admin UI.
Global Backup Administrator

Grants Project Backup Admin access to all projects. The role additionally grants access to do the following:

  • View system statistics through the admin UI.
  • Manage blockstore, daemon, and oplog store configurations.
  • Move jobs between daemons.
  • Approve backups in awaiting provisioning state.
Global Automation Administrator
Grants Project Automation Admin access to all projects. The role additionally grants access to view system statistics through the admin UI.
Global Owner
Grants privileges that includes all roles combined.