- 02 Feb 2023
- Updated on 02 Feb 2023
A role is an identity with permissions that determine what the role can and cannot do in Wasabi. A role can be associated with any user who needs that identity. For example, “contract engineer” may be a role. If Mary, Bob, Jennifer, and John are associated with that role, they would share in the permissions defined for a “contract engineer.”
As a user, you might have permission to switch roles created within the current or another Wasabi account. In this way, you can switch to a role, use the Wasabi Management Console with permissions that you do not normally have, and then exit from the role to surrender the permissions. For example, switching to a might grant you access to resources typically not available to you. If you normally functions as a contract engineer, you might need to access schematic drawings and can switch to the “engineer-schematics” role to do so.
Roles are described in more detail in Roles.
Switching User Roles
- Open the account sign-in drop-down and click Switch Role. The Switch User Role panel is displayed. If you are the Root User, you will see a panel such as the following:
- Enter the account identification of the role you want to assume.
- Enter name of the role you want to assume.
- Enter a name to use for the role in this session.
- Click UPDATE.
You have switched to the new role for the current session (until you switch roles again or log out).