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System Role Assignments Page (Report Manager)

Use the System Role Assignments page to view the system role assignments that control access to the report server site. System role assignments exist outside of the scope of the report server namespace or folder hierarchy. System role assignments are global and cannot vary for specific items.

A default system role assignment is created when the report server is installed. This system role assignment grants permissions to local system administrators to manage the report server environment. A local system administrator can always set security for a local report server, even if system role assignments are deleted.

If a report contains confidential data that local system administrators must not see, you can prevent unauthorized viewing of the report by prompting users to provide credentials when accessing the report.

To open this page, click Site Settings on the global toolbar, and then click Configure site-wide security.


Click Delete to delete an existing role assignment. Before clicking Delete, select the check box next to the group or user name that you want to remove. You cannot delete a role assignment if it is the only one remaining, or if it is a built-in role assignment that defines the security baseline for the report server (for example, Built-in\Administrators). Deleting a role assignment does not delete a group or user account or role definitions.

New Role Assignment

Click New Role Assignment to open the New Role Assignment page, which is used to create additional system role assignments for the report server site. For more information, see New Role Assignment / Edit Role Assignment Page (Report Manager).

Group or User

Lists the groups and users that are part of an existing role assignment. Existing role assignments for the current folder are defined for the groups and users that appear in this column. Click a group or user name to view or edit role assignment details.


Lists one or more role definitions that are part of an existing role assignment. If multiple roles are assigned to a group or user account, that group or user can perform all tasks that belong to all roles. To view the tasks that are associated with a role, click the group or user name to view the role assignment, and then click the role.