Item-Level Roles Page (Report Manager)

Use the Item-Level Roles page to view the item-level role definitions that are currently defined for the report server. An item-level role definition is a named collection of tasks that users perform relative to a specific item (that is, a folder, report, resource, or shared data source). Role definitions are assigned to a user or group to create a role assignment. The tasks in the role definition describe what the user or group can do.

SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services (SSRS) includes a number of predefined item-level role definitions that you can work with. You can modify the role definitions by changing the task list of each one, or you can create a new role definition that supports a different combination of tasks.

If you are running SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services, you cannot create or modify role definitions. You must use the default roles that are provided. For more information about feature availability, see Reporting Services in SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services.

To open this page, click Site Settings on the global toolbar, and then click Configure item-level role definitions.

New Role

Click New Role to open the New Role page.


Lists the role definitions that apply to items in the report server namespace. You can click a role definition to view the task list it supports.


Displays information about the role definition. For predefined role definitions such as Browser or Content Manager, the description is a summary of the tasks that are included with each definition.

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