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Default roles

This section describes the default roles that are assigned to new xMatters companies. These standard roles define the most commonly-used ways of accessing xMatters features. However, if these roles do not meet your company's requirements your xMatters representative can help you to create new custom roles.

Default roles are assigned to a company when it is created. If a default role is not available on your system, it may be because the role was defined after your company was created or because you do not have the required licensing. Additionally, if the default roles on your company have been altered (customized) they may not behave exactly as described in the documentation.

The names of these roles do not directly correlate to different types of users that may be defined in any licensing agreements. For example, the definition of a "Standard User" in a licensing agreement is not intended to match the permissions of the default Standard User role in xMatters.


Description and Relationship to Other Roles

Standard User

User can view their schedule, maintain their profile, respond to alerts, create subscriptions for themselves, and send messages.

Person Supervisor User can act as a Standard User and also add and edit other users.
Group Supervisor User can act as a Person Supervisor and also add and maintain groups.
Developer User can act as a Person Supervisor, add and edit communication plans, maintain subscriptions, and manage phone recordings and Text-to-Speech (TTS) services.
Subscription Supervisor User can act as a Group Supervisor and also maintain subscriptions and run basic reports.
Support User User can edit, view, and log in as other users. Can also edit any “locked” data value and access all company-specific reports.
Web Service Supervisor User can add and edit SOAP web service users.
Company Supervisor User can administer most aspects of the configuration for a company in xMatters, including administrative tasks on the Admin tab. Can also act in the other supervisory roles such as Person or Group Supervisor, and has full permissions to act on most other roles.
No Access User User can be assigned to groups and respond to alerts on devices but cannot access or use the xMatters web user interface (except via special URL to configure their password and phone login).
Read-Only User User can view their schedule and respond to alerts but cannot edit their profile information, act on other roles, or send messages via messaging panels in xMatters.
Communication Center User Adds the ability to access and edit the Communication Center on the Home page.
Conference Bridge Supervisor Adds the ability to view, edit, delete, and manage ongoing conference bridges.
Full Access User Adds the ability to do everything except administrative tasks and configuring communication plans.
Group Monitor Adds the ability to view groups but not to edit or create them.
Incident Manager Adds the ability to access major incident communication plans and associated events.
Limited Group Supervisor Adds the ability to access groups, rosters, and schedules, but not to create, update, or delete groups.
REST Web Service User Adds all necessary permissions for using the REST web services.

If you have the legacy Advanced Messaging feature on your deployment, you may have additional predefined roles. See Advanced Messaging for more information.