Administrator roles

As the server administrator, you can use administrator roles to delegate database administration tasks to other users. To manage your administrator roles, click the Administration > Administrator Roles tab.

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Create an administrator role

For administrator roles:

  1. Click Create Role.

  2. Enter descriptive text for Role Name.

    The administrator enters this name when signing in to Admin Console.

    • The role name can't be the same as the Server Administrator name.

    • It can be up to 31 characters.

    • You can't use a slash (/) in the name.

  3. Select the Database Folder Path from the drop-down list.

  4. (Optional) Enter the name of a Subfolder within the folder path.

  5. Enter the same password for Password and Confirm Password.

  6. Select the Privileges to be applied to the administrator role:

    • Perform actions on databases

    • Perform actions on schedules

      • Back up databases

      • Verify databases

      • Run scripts

    • View logs

  7. (Optional) Enter an External Group.

    The external group is an optional domain or local machine name followed by the external authentication group name. For example: groupname, domain\groupname, or groupname@localmachine. The external group can't be associated with the Admin Console account.

Note  To use the Upload to Host option in FileMaker Pro for an administrator role, the databases require the "Perform actions on databases" privilege.

Edit an administrator role

For administrator roles:

  1. Select Settings next to the administrator role to edit.

  2. Click Edit.

  3. Make changes as needed.

  4. Click Save.

Delete an administrator role

For administrator roles:

  1. Click Delete.

  2. Click OK.

Save administrator roles

For administrator roles:

  1. Select Save or Load.

  2. Select Save All Roles.

Administrator roles are immediately downloaded to the local computer as administrator_roles_config.json in the current user's downloads folder.

Load administrator roles

For administrator roles:

  1. Select Save or Load.

  2. Select Load All Roles.

  3. Click Browse, then select the administrator roles file.

  4. Click Load.

  5. Click OK.