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Within the system a role is a named collection of user capabilities, a role may be assigned to one or more users, but a user may be assigned one, and only one, role at a time. In order for a user to be able to use the records management system they must have a role. The system comes with the following pre-defined roles:
| Role|| 5015.2 Name|| Description|
| Administrator|| RMA Application Administrator|| This is the administrator role for the records management system, this role has all capabilities within the system; capabilities may be removed from this role.|
| User|| Typical User|| This is a basic role for users of the system allowing declaration and viewing records.|
| Power User|| Local Records Officer|| This is a role given to users who need the capability to add and manage the file plan locally.|
| Records Manager|| Records Manager|| This role can do most of the operations in the system, but cannot manage roles, groups, users or security aspects of the system|
| Security Officer|| Security Officer|| This role can manage carry out the same functions as the Records Manager and additionally can manage classified records. Note: not part of the current release.|
A role is the only way in which a user can be assigned capabilities in the system. That is to say if you want to assign a specific user a set of capabilities you must create a role with those capabilities and assign the user that role.
Roles can be created by any user who has the Create, Modify, Destroy Roles capability defined in their role.