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System Management Concepts: Operating System and Devices

Roles Overview

Roles consist of authorizations that allow a user to run functions that normally would require root user permission.

The following is a list of valid roles:

Add and Remove Users Allows any user to act as the root user for this role. They are able to add and remove users, change information about a user, modify audit classes, manage groups, and change passwords. Anyone who performs user administration must be in the security group.
Change Users Password Allows a user to change a passwords.
Manage Roles Allows a user to create, change, remove and list roles. The user must be in the security group.
Backup and Restore Allows a user to back up and restore file systems and directories. This role requires authorizations to enable a system backup and restore.
Backup Only Allows a user only to back up file systems and directories. The user must have the proper authorization to enable a system backup.
Run Diagnostics Allows a user or service representative to run diagnostics and diagnostic tasks. The user must have system specified as the primary group and also a group set that includes shutdown.

Note: Users in the Run Diagnostics role can change the system configuration, update microcode, and so on. Users in this role must understand the responsibility the role requires.
System Shutdown Allows a user to shut down, reboot, or halt a system.

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