What are the different User Roles, privileges and rights in SilkCentral Test Manager?
What are the different User Roles, privileges and rights in
SilkCentral Test Manager?
The concept of user roles is important when working with
SilkCentral because tasks are assigned to designated groups of
users. There are seven user roles: SuperUser, Administrator,
Project Manager, Test Manager, Tester, Analyst, and Reporter. The
Roles and Permissions chart at the end of this section offers
insight into the particular permissions that are associated with
each user type.
Note: User accounts are maintained and shared between
SilkCentral Test Manager and SilkCentral Issue Manager.
The SuperUser role is a special role that is granted all
privileges across SilkCentral. The SuperUser has no access
restrictions. SuperUsers can add, modify, and delete entities in
the Administration area, as well as in all sections of Test
Manager, Issue Manager, and Performance Manager.
Administrator tasks include the configuring of application-,
Web- and chart server locations; setting up and maintaining
repositories and notification settings; creating accounts;
configuring locations and execution servers, etc. Administrators
have full access to the SilkCentral Administration module.
Project Managers maintain the projects for which they are
responsible. Project Managers do not have write access to the
SilkCentral Administration module. Project Managers can only access
the projects to which they have been assigned as project Managers,
where they have full write access to all project-related
Test Manager responsibilities include the planning and execution
of test definitions, including the deletion of test definitions.
Test Managers also have full read access to Test Manager"s
The Tester role relates to SilkCentral Test Manager privileges.
The Tester"s tasks include the planning and execution of test
definitions: though Testers cannot delete test definitions. Testers
also have full read access to Test Manager"s Requirements
Analysts analyze the results of projects that have been assigned
to them. They cannot modify project settings or schedules and have
In addition to having all the rights of Analysts, Reporters
additionally have the right to edit and delete reports in Advanced
mode. Advanced mode allows reporters to enter/modify/delete SQL
statements for advanced reports (see the SilkCentral Test Manager
User Guide for details on advanced reports).
User type permissions chart
The below chart offers and overview of each permission type that is associated with each user type. See the two tables following this chart for details on interpreting the chart.
The below table explains the abbreviations that are used in the above chart.
The following table details the particular permissions that are associated with each security area.