Get Started - User Types, Roles and Permissions

This article explains the roles types that exist in  and what permissions are assigned to each role.
This article explains the roles types that exist in API Portal and what permissions are assigned to each role.
Users using portal can be:
  • Anonymous
     users do not have credentials to log into API Portal; can access only a few API Portal features, such as the API Catalog. 
  • Guest
     users can login to API Portal, can access few API Portal features, but do not belong to any organization.
  • Registered
     users can access more features than anonymous or guest users. Before developers can use the published APIs, they and their developer organization have to be registered. For more information about registration, see Configure User Registration.
During registration, users are assigned a role. The role determines which features user can access and which tasks they can perform. Two role categories exist: publisher and developer.
User Type
  • Publisher
     category has two roles: administrator and API owner.
  • Developer
     category has two roles: organization administrator and developer. An organization administrator is generally a developer with the ability to get API keys for applications that their organization develops.
API Portal administrators can let users with the organization administrator or developer role manage APIs in their organization by way of the Authorization API.
You can also manage your user accounts by way of the Portal API (PAPI) or use this API in your scripts for managing user accounts.
Roles and Permissions
The following table lists manage permissions by role. 
 
Admin
API Owner
Org Admin
Developer
Guest
Anonymous
Login
Home page
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Login
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Sign Up
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Dashboard
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Admin
API Owner
Org Admin
Developer
Guest
Anonymous
Service Summary
Publish
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Develop
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Administration
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Appearance
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Monitor
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Portal API
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Content Management
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Content (visible only if BYO CMS configured, on-prem only)
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Admin
API Owner
Org Admin
Developer
Guest
Anonymous
Publish
APIs
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View only
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Apps
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View only
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EULAs
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Proxies
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API Groups
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API Catalog
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API Explorer
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Account Plans
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View only
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Admin
API Owner
Org Admin
Developer
Guest
Anonymous
Develop
View All APIs
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View All Applications
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Admin
API Owner
Org Admin
Developer
Guest
Anonymous
Administration
Users
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View only
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Organizations
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View only
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Basic Settings
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Registration
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Requests
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Request Settings
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Authentication
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Custom Fields
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Mobile API Gateway
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CMS Settings
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Email Settings
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Audit Logs
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Admin
API Owner
Org Admin
Developer
Guest
Anonymous
My Profile
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Admin
API Owner
Org Admin
Developer
Guest
Anonymous
Appearance
Manage Global Themes
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Admin
API Owner
Org Admin
Developer
Guest
Anonymous
Monitor
Analytics
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Admin
API Owner
Org Admin
Developer
Guest
Anonymous
Portal API
Authorization, Portal, Portal Metrics, Login (visible only if configured)
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Admin
API Owner
Org Admin
Developer
Guest
Anonymous
Content Management
BYO CMS (visible only if configured, on-prem users)
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Reset Password
Select the drop-down list next to your user role in the top right corner and select 
My Profile
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Using Search
For this release, see the following notes about search:
  • Helps you find APIs in the API Catalog and content on custom pages (pages that your Admin publishes using the content management system)
  • Will find exact matches, and partial matches in titles, names, descriptions, and other content
  • Will not find content on standard pages (for example, Applications and Analytics pages)
  • Does not support Boolean searches (operators like AND, NOT and OR to get more relevant results).
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