Managing Oracle Identity Cloud Service Roles for Groups

This topic describes managing roles for groups created in Oracle Identity Cloud Service.

About Group Roles in Oracle Identity Cloud Service

You can assign roles to groups to allow access to those Oracle Cloud services that have predefined roles defined in Oracle Identity Cloud Service. You can also grant access just to service instances.

Services managed through Identity Cloud Service can have two types of predefined roles:

  • Service access roles - grant access to use the service.
  • Instance access roles - grant access to specific instances of a service. These can only be granted after the instances are created.

For information about more complex role management, see Manage Oracle Identity Cloud Service Groups.

Available Roles for Each Service

Service-specific roles vary from one Oracle Cloud service to another, but they typically include at least one administrator role. See About Service Administrator Roles for more information about administrator roles. See your service-specific documentation for a description of the predefined roles for that service.

Required Permissions to Manage Roles

Before you can manage roles using the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console, you must be allowed to access the Identity Provider Details page. To access this page, you must belong to a group that is allowed to inspect identity providers. If you are a Cloud Administrator or if you belong to the OCI_Administrators group, this permission is included. To give this permission to non-administrators, you'll need to write a policy like the following:

Allow group GroupA to inspect identity-providers in tenancy

where you replace GroupA with the name of the group you want to grant the permission to.

To manage service roles, you must be assigned the Administrator role for that service.

Managing Group Roles in the Console

To add roles to a group
To revoke roles from a group

Managing Instance Roles in the Console

Some services allow you to grant access to instances of the service. After you (or someone in your organization) creates an instance, use this procedure to manage group access to the instance.

Managing Group Access to an Instance

  1. Open the navigation menu. Under Governance and Administration, go to Identity and click Federation.

  2. Click your Oracle Identity Cloud Service federation. For most tenancies, the federation is named OracleIdentityCloudService. The identity provider details page is displayed.
  3. Click Groups.

    The list of groups is displayed.

  4. On the group details page, click Manage Roles. The Manage Roles page displays the list of services for which you have Administrator access. The service and instance roles that this group has already been granted are also displayed.

    Note that you won't see services that you don't have Administrator access for.

  5. Find the service with instances that you want to edit this group's access to, click the Actions icon (three dots), and then click Manage instance access. The list of instances for the selected service is displayed.
  6. On the Manage Access to Instances page, find the name of the instance you want to edit this group's access to.

    • To grant access to this instance: In the Instance Role column, select the role you want to grant to the group. You can select multiple roles from the list.

    • To remove access to this instance: In the Instance Role column, click the x next to the role you want to remove from the group.
  7. When you are finished editing roles for this service, click Update Instance Settings.
  8. To edit more instance roles for this group, repeat steps 6 - 7.
  9. On the Manage Roles page, click Apply Role Settings.
  10. If you added roles, in the confirmation dialog, click Send Email to Group to send an email to each member of the group to notify them of this change. Your email client launches with a default email message to the affected users with information about the access changes. You can send the email as written, or make modifications before sending. Return to the Console and click Close.

    If you revoked roles, a confirmation dialog displays the services that you modified access to in this session. Click Close.