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Permissions

StackState Self-hosted v5.1.x

Overview

Permissions in StackState allow Administrators to manage the actions that each user or user group can perform inside StackState and the information that will be shown in their StackState UI. Only the feature set relevant to each user's active role will be presented. The actions, information and pages that a user does not have access to are simply not displayed in their StackState UI.
Permissions are stored in StackGraph. This means that:
  • If you perform an upgrade with "clear all data", permission setup will also be removed.
  • To completely remove a user, they must also be manually removed from StackGraph.

StackState permissions

There are two types of permission in StackState. System permissions scope user capabilities, such as access to settings, query execution and scripting. View permissions allow for CRUD operations on StackState Views, these can be granted for a specific view or for all views. For details of the permissions attached to each predefined role in StackState, see RBAC roles - predefined roles​
The following permissions are included in StackState v5.0:
  • access-admin-api -Access the administrator API.
  • access-analytics - Access the Analytics page in the StackState UI.
  • access-cli - Access the CLI page. This provides the API key to use for authentication with the StackState CLI.
  • access-explore - Access the Explore page in the StackState UI.
  • access-log-data - Access StackState logs using the CLI.
  • access-synchronization-data - Access StackState synchronization status and data using the CLI.
  • access-topic-data - Access StackState Receiver data using the CLI.
  • access-view - A View permission. Access a specific view (when granted on a view) or all views (when granted on everything). Granted on the following views for predefined StackState roles:
    • Administrator: everything (all views)
    • Platform Administrator: everything (all views)
    • Power User: everything (all views)
    • Guest: everything (all views)
  • create-views - Create views in the StackState UI.
  • delete-view - A view permission. Delete a specific view (when granted on a view) or all views (when granted on everything). Granted on the following views for predefined StackState roles:
    • Administrator: everything (all views)
    • Platform Administrator: -
    • Power User: everything (all views)
    • Guest: -
  • execute-component-actions - Execute component actions.
  • execute-component-templates - Invoke a component template API extension (internal use only).
  • execute-node-sync - Reset or delete a synchronization.
  • execute-restricted-scripts - Execute scripts using the HTTP script API in the StackState UI analytics environment. Also requires execute-scripts.
  • execute-scripts - Execute a query in the StackState UI Analytics environment. The execute-restricted-scripts permission is also required to execute scripts using the HTTP script API.
  • export-settings - Export settings.
  • import-settings - Import settings.
  • manage-annotations - Persist and fetch Anomaly annotations in StackState.
  • manage-event-handlers - Create or edit event handlers.
  • manage-monitors - Create, delete and modify monitors.
  • manage-service-tokens- Create/delete Service Tokens in StackState.
  • manage-stackpacks - Install/upgrade/uninstall StackPacks.
  • manage-star-view - Add and remove stars from views in the StackState UI.
  • manage-telemetry-streams - Create or edit new telemetry streams for components in the StackState UI.
  • manage-topology-elements - Create/update/delete topology elements.
  • perform-custom-query - Access the topology filter.
  • read-permissions - List all granted permissions across the entire system using the CLI.
  • read-settings - Access the Settings page in the StackState UI.
  • read-stackpacks
  • read-telemetry-streams - Access the telemetry data for components in the StackState UI
  • run-monitors - Execute a monitor and make it run periodically.
  • save-view- A view permission. Update a specific view (when granted on a view) or all views (when granted on everything). Granted on the following views for predefined StackState roles:
    • Administrator: everything (all views)
    • Platform Administrator: -
    • Power User: everything (all views)
    • Guest: -
  • update-permissions - Grant/revoke permissions or modify subjects.
  • update-settings - Update settings.
  • update-visualization - Change visualization settings.
  • upload-stackpacks - Upload new (versions of) StackPacks.

Manage permissions

StackState permissions can be managed using the stac CLI.
Important note: All permissions in StackState are case sensitive.

List all permissions

List all permissions:
CLI: sts
CLI: stac (deprecated)
From StackState v5.0, the old sts CLI has been renamed to stac and there is a new sts CLI. The command(s) provided here are for use with the new sts CLI.
sts rbac list-permissions
From StackState v5.0, the old sts CLI is called stac. The old CLI is now deprecated.
The new sts CLI replaces the stac CLI. It is advised to install the new sts CLI and upgrade any installed instance of the old sts CLI to stac. For details see:
stac permission list

Show granted permissions

Show the permissions granted to a specific role.
CLI: sts
CLI: stac (deprecated)
From StackState v5.0, the old sts CLI has been renamed to stac and there is a new sts CLI. The command(s) provided here are for use with the new sts CLI.
sts rbac describe-permissions --subject [role-name]
From StackState v5.0, the old sts CLI is called stac. The old CLI is now deprecated.
The new sts CLI replaces the stac CLI. It is advised to install the new sts CLI and upgrade any installed instance of the old sts CLI to stac. For details see:
stac permission show [role-name]

Grant permissions

Allow a user to open a view

Provide a subject with permission to open a view:
CLI: sts
CLI: stac (deprecated)
From StackState v5.0, the old sts CLI has been renamed to stac and there is a new sts CLI. The command(s) provided here are for use with the new sts CLI.
sts rbac grant --subject [role-name] --permission access-view --resource [view-name]
From StackState v5.0, the old sts CLI is called stac. The old CLI is now deprecated.
The new sts CLI replaces the stac CLI. It is advised to install the new sts CLI and upgrade any installed instance of the old sts CLI to stac. For details see:
stac permission grant [subject-handle] access-view [view-name]

Allow a user to create (save) views

Provide a subject with the system permission to create (save) views:
CLI: sts
CLI: stac (deprecated)
From StackState v5.0, the old sts CLI has been renamed to stac and there is a new sts CLI. The command(s) provided here are for use with the new sts CLI.
sts rbac grant --subject [role-name] --permission create-views
From StackState v5.0, the old sts CLI is called stac. The old CLI is now deprecated.
The new sts CLI replaces the stac CLI. It is advised to install the new sts CLI and upgrade any installed instance of the old sts CLI to stac. For details see:
stac permission grant [subject-handle] create-views system

Allow a user to check StackState settings

Provide a subject with the system permission to check StackState settings:
CLI: sts
CLI: stac (deprecated)
From StackState v5.0, the old sts CLI has been renamed to stac and there is a new sts CLI. The command(s) provided here are for use with the new sts CLI.
sts rbac grant --subject [role-name] --permission read-settings
From StackState v5.0, the old sts CLI is called stac. The old CLI is now deprecated.
The new sts CLI replaces the stac CLI. It is advised to install the new sts CLI and upgrade any installed instance of the old sts CLI to stac. For details see:
stac permission grant [subject-handle] read-settings system

Allow a user to add or edit event handlers

Provide a subject with the system permission to add new event handlers and edit existing event handlers:
CLI: sts
CLI: stac (deprecated)
From StackState v5.0, the old sts CLI has been renamed to stac and there is a new sts CLI. The command(s) provided here are for use with the new sts CLI.
sts rbac grant --subject [role-name] --permission manage-event-handlers
From StackState v5.0, the old sts CLI is called stac. The old CLI is now deprecated.
The new sts CLI replaces the stac CLI. It is advised to install the new sts CLI and upgrade any installed instance of the old sts CLI to stac. For details see:
stac permission grant [subject-handle] manage-event-handlers system

Revoke permissions

Revoke permissions for a subject to open a view:
CLI: sts
CLI: stac (deprecated)
From StackState v5.0, the old sts CLI has been renamed to stac and there is a new sts CLI. The command(s) provided here are for use with the new sts CLI.
sts rbac revoke --subject [role-name] --permission access-view --resource [view-name]
From StackState v5.0, the old sts CLI is called stac. The old CLI is now deprecated.
The new sts CLI replaces the stac CLI. It is advised to install the new sts CLI and upgrade any installed instance of the old sts CLI to stac. For details see:
stac permission revoke [subject-handle] access-view [view-name]

StackState UI with no permissions

Below is an example of how the StackState UI would look for a user without any permissions:
No permissions