roles

Definition of roles in The Network Encyclopedia.

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What are Roles (in compute networking)?

In Microsoft Exchange Server, groups of Exchange rights that can be assigned to users and groups to control their level of access to objects in the Exchange directory hierarchy. Exchange has a number of predefined roles for assigning common sets of permissions to users and groups, as shown in the following table.


Exchange Rights

Right Role
 
Admin
Permissions Admin
Service Account Admin
View Only Admin
User
Send As
Search
Add child
x
x
x
       
Modify user attributes
x
x
x
 
x
 
x
Modify admin attributes
x
x
x
       
Delete
x
x
x
       
Logon
x
x
x
x
     
Modify permission
 
x
x
       
Replication
   
x
       
Mailbox owner
   
x
 
x
   
Send as
   
x
 
x
x
 
Search
           
x

Administrators can also create custom roles to grant special types of access to the directory.

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