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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?

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What are the different User Roles, privileges and rights in SilkCentral Test Manager?

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What are the different User Roles, privileges and rights in SilkCentral Test Manager?

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User Roles

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.

SuperUser

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

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 Manager

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 features.

Test Manager

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 Requirements unit.

Tester

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 unit.

Analyst

Analysts analyze the results of projects that have been assigned to them. They cannot modify project settings or schedules and have read-only privileges.

Reporter

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.


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