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2502508 - Administator User Cannot See All Business Roles When Editing User's Access Rights


You, as a system administrator, observe that not all the business roles are displayed when trying to assign them to a business user in the Edit Access Rights screen.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Administrator work center
  2. Access the Business Users work center view
  3. Select a user and click the Edit button, then select the Access Rights option.
  4. Navigate to the Business Role Assignment tab
  5. Here, you only see a fraction of the business roles available in the system.


From version 1702 onwards, a categorization was introduced separating business roles into local or global business roles. This means that, depending on the administrator's access rights, they can be a local or global administrator and will see the business role depending on their scope restrictions (i.e. a local administrator will see only local business roles, while global administrators will see all business roles).

While creating a business role, you can choose if it will be a local role or global role through the Scope field in the General tab of the business role. By default, the system determines the scope restriction (local/global) automatically, but you toggle the Select Scope Manually option to set it yourself.


What determines whether an administrator has local or global restriction is the assignment of work center view SEOD_ADMIN_SETUP_WCVIEW - General Settings.

As such, if you wish to change this situation, you can either assign this view to the relevant administrators or change the Scope restriction of the business roles.


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