ESciDoc Admin Roles

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Administrative roles in eSciDocEnhanced Scientific Documentation

To allow for more clear separation between various administrative privileges for eSciDocEnhanced Scientific Documentation master data and system resources, instead of originally envisioned Local administrator role, there will be several separate roles for management of each resource in the system. Below more precise definition of these roles.

Schedule for new/modification of roles: core-service 1.3

See also eSciDoc User Roles

UserAdministrator

  • internal id: tbd (proposed: escidoc:role-user-administrator)
  • granted-by: System administrator

A User Administrator is allowed to:

  • create user account
  • retrieve, modify, activate, deactivate user accounts (s)he created
  • create, retrieve and revoke user-account-grants for user accounts (s)he created
  • grant user-inspector role to other users for the user accounts (s)he created

This role is unlimited role (has no scope definitions).

User Inspector

  • internal id: tbd (proposed: escidoc:role-user-inspector)
  • granted-by: any user for his own user-account

A User Inspector is allowed to:

  • retrieve user account he has been granted for


This role is limited role. It is restricted to a user-account. Motivation: to allow for sharing and collaboration. A user may grant the possibility to other users for retrieving basic details on user account. User who is granted with this privilege may further grant privileges to any user account he can see for own resources or for resources he is able to grant privileges on.

clarify last sentence--Natasa 13:41, 12 January 2010 (UTCCoordinated Universal Time)
Info: can be defined without additional attribute resolver
  • status: implemented

Organizational Unit Administrator

  • internal id: escidoc:role-ou-administrator
  • granted-by: System administrator, organizational unit administrator (for defined OUOrganizational Unit scope)
  • create organizational units as children in of provided parent Organizational Unit (defined OUOrganizational Unit scope)
  • retrieve, modify, open, close organizational unit within the children path of the defined OUOrganizational Unit scope
  • grant Organizational Unit Administrator privileges for same OUOrganizational Unit scope and any organizational unit in its children path

This role is a limited role. It is scoped to an organizational unit.

Note: any creation or modification of an organizational unit structure has additional constraints in the logic.

See General rules for organizational unit management for more details.

  • status: not implemented

Context Administrator

  • internal id: escidoc:role-context-administrator
  • granted-by: System administrator

Context Administrator (unlimited) role is allowed to:

  • create contexts
  • modify, delete, open, close contexts (s)he created
  • grant Context Modifier role for contexts (s)he created
  • grant other context-scoped roles to the context (s)he created

This role is unlimited role (has no scope definitions).

Note: Context operations have additionally some more logical restrictions. For more details see Rules on context administration.

Context Modifier

  • internal id: escidoc:role-context-modifier
  • granted-by: System administrator, Context administrator (for own contexts)

Context Modifier role is allowed to:

  • modify, delete, open, close context granted for
  • grant other context-scoped roles to the context (s)he has privileges for (except Context Modifier role)

This role is limited role. It is scoped on a context.

Note: Context operations have additionally some more logical restrictions. For more details see Rules on context administration.

  • status: implemented

UserGroup Administrator

  • internal id: escidoc:role-user-group-administrator
  • granted-by: System administrator

A User-Group-Administrator is allowed to:

  • create user-groups
  • retrieve, update, delete, activate, deactivate user-groups (s)he created
  • add and remove user-group-selectors to user-groups (s)he created.
  • create, retrieve and revoke user-group-grants for user groups (s)he created
  • grant user-group-inspector role to other users for the user groups (s)he created

This role is a unlimited role. (Has no scope-definitions).

needs change

UserGroup Inspector

  • internal id: escidoc:role-user-group-inspector
  • granted-by: System administrator, User group administrator (for own user groups)

A User-Group-Inspector is allowed to:

  • retrieve user-groups he has respective grants for

User group inspector is a role that should be granted to users who are not members of a user-group, but would have the right to retrieve a particular user-group in order to e.g. grant some privileges for their objects.

This role is a limited role. It is restricted to a user-group.

  • status: implemented