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Permissions in Change Management

The role of the Administrator in Change Management is crucial for seamless workflow processes to take place. Below we have defined the ability enabled by each permission and provided best practices for which permission is required by each persona. Please make sure only relevant users can make changes in the CM lifecycle.

Permissions

Prior to assigning permissions, it is important to understand:

  • What each permission allows
  • Best practices for which permissions are recommended for each task that an individual is responsible for during the Change Lifecycle.

Below are detailed descriptions of which permissions are recommended per user.

Navigate to Setup > Users & Acess > Roles. All roles that can part take in the Change Management process need the Create and/or Manage permissions.

The following sections explain the CM process and lifecycle in detail. This information is helpful when determining which permissions are relevant to each user.

From the Add Permission button, select the Action from the dropdown menu and Configuration Item from the Subject dropdown menu. Click Create Permission to save changes made.

Change Catalog:

Table 1: Defining the permission

Action Definition
Manage Allows users to create, delete, or update CCIs
Read Allows users to view approved CCIs
Create Allows users to create new CCIs ​​
Update Allows users to update existing CCIs
Delete Allows users to delete CCIs

The table above is based on the given scope: Site - Department - State (Draft/Internal/Approved)

Table 2: Best practice to manage the permissions

Role Permission
Owner Manage
CAB Manager Update
Requester Read
Implementer Update

Changes:

Table 1: Defining the permission

Action Definition
Manage Allows users to create, delete, or edit a Change Request
Read Allows users to view (only!) ​​
Create

Allows users to: ​

  1. Create new ad-hoc Changes ​
  2. Request Changes using a CCI​​
Update

Allows users to update an existing Change Request. This includes:

  • All editable fields
  • All workflow actions under the Process Tab
  • Modify before/after the Change Process is launched ​​
Delete Allows users to delete a Change Request

The table above is based on the given scope: Site - Department - Requester - Assignee -CC'd on

Table 2: Best practice to manage the permissions

Role Permission
Owner Manage
CAB Manager Update
Requester Create
Implementer Update