How do site administrator roles work?

Site administrators are default site managers who can create additional site administrators and delegate few site administrative tasks to them.

They can also allow some CollabNet TeamForge users to use one or more CollabNet TeamForge tools across several projects, by creating site-wide roles with specific project permissions, minus site administrative permissions. They can also provide ready-to-use roles as global project roles, creating uniformity across the site.

In CollabNet TeamForge, site or project administrators assign roles to the site users or project members. Besides this, a project member can submit a role request to the project administrator. The project administrator can approve or reject such requests.

A role defines these things:

When a user's roles do not include access to an application or resource, that application or resource is not visible to that user. For example, imagine that you are assigning roles to Jason, a software developer. Jason needs to check source code in and out in order to fix bugs, develop features and create software releases. However, Jason does not need access to project wiki. If you set up Jason's roles according to those requirements, Jason's experience is like this:


An application is a collection of related features designed to enable a user to perform tasks and collaborate with other users. For example, the Documents application helps users create documents, share in document reviews, and publish documents, among other things.

In the Web interface, each application is represented by a button in the navigation bar at the top of any project page. A given user can see the buttons corresponding to applications they have access to by virtue of the roles assigned to them.

Applications are also known as "tools."


Site Administration Responsibilities

The additional site administrators can be granted administrative rights for any of the site administrator responsibilities related to the following:
  • Projects (includes project templates)
  • Project Groups
  • Users
  • Groups
  • Roles
  • Categories
  • System Tools
  • Integrated Applications

Site Administration Permissions

View Only
Allows users to view and download items, but not to create or edit items, administer or edit application settings.
Create or Submit
Allows users to create or submit and edit items, but not to administer or edit application settings. Users with the create or submit permission also have the edit and view permissions.
Allows users to edit items, but not to administer items or edit application settings. Users with the edit permission also have the create / submit and view permissions.
Allows users to create, edit and administer items plus edit application settings, if required. Users with the administer permission also have the edit, create or submit, and view permissions. To delete items, the user needs to have the delete permission.
Allows users to delete items, but not to administer items or edit application settings. Users with the delete permission also have view permissions.
Without the delete permission, users with the administer permission are not allowed to delete items.