Product Documentation

Exporting and Importing a Security Role

Jun 05, 2015

The services manager enables you to import and export roles between services manager environments. For example, you can design and test security roles in a test or staging environment, then import the roles into one or more of your production environments through an XML formatted file.

Before you begin

Before you import or export a role, consider the following:
  • You cannot import a security role that already exists in the services manager.
  • Make any changes to security roles through the services manager, not by editing the XML file created by exporting a security role. Importing an edited security role XML file guarantees that the import operation will fail.

To export a security role

  1. Click Configuration > Security > Security Roles.
  2. Expand the security role to export and click Export.
  3. In the File Download dialog, save the XML file.

To import a security role

  1. Click Configuration > Security > Security Roles.
  2. In the Role Import area, click Browse to navigate to the exported security role XML file.
  3. Click Import Role.

The security role is imported, as indicated by the message Role import completed. If any errors occur, try exporting the role, then import it again.