ROLE-BASED ACCESS NOTE: Some of the features and functionality described in this article require the assignment of the Admin or the Manager user role to your user account. Without one of these roles assigned, some or all of the functionality may not be available to you.
Aimably allows you to give any user one or more “roles” - various permissions that will give you access to customized alerting and functionality. The roles are as follows: Accountant, Admin, Developer, Devops and Manager.
Role Descriptions & Permissions
Accountant: This role allows a user to control and update billing, adjust any of the alerting and receive email notifications or warnings tailored to the accountant's needs. This typically is assigned to anyone who just wants to know the cost impact of your cloud hosting.
Admin: The admin role is fairly straightforward; this grants the user access to everything. Admin users should be limited for both security and liability reasons.
Developer: The developer permission will empower the user to manage any integrated servers, update the configured schedules and receive any alerts tailored for their needs.
Devops: As one of the most crucial users of Aimably, a devops role grants access to the following sections: Cloud Accounts, Schedules, Servers and Alerts. This individual will be able to connect and manager your servers, update any schedules and receive any devops-specific alerts.
Manager: In Aimably, managers can view schedules, access the Billing tab, get notified for any manager-specific alerts and view (but not alter) the user management portal. This will allow managers to keep a tab on how their devops/engineering department is operating.
Depending on the needs of the individual, you can either assign a new user a single role or give them access to multiple if they wear many hats. Each role can be uniquely configured with its own set of alerts, email notifications, and warnings. Feel free to read about this more in our Alerts help article.
Assigning a Role to a User
To do this, open the Configure navigation menu group and select Manage Users from the options provided.
For a new user, first create the account by clicking the blue "Add a user" button on the right side of your screen.
Go ahead and enter your employee's first name, last name, email address and applicable roles. You can also send the user an invite immediately by toggling on the "Send Invite Email on Save" option. Alternatively, feel free to leave this off and invite your new user at a later date. Once you have entered all appropriate information, hit "Save".
For existing users, roles can be added by dragging them from the right side of the screen onto the user. Alternatively, clicking on the pencil icon in the row of the user's account will give you more detailed controls.