PLCnext roles and rights list

User roles and their assigned access permissions in the various applications

The following overview shows the user roles implemented in the firmware. Some user roles have been introduced with recent firmware updates.

Note: Additional roles may be necessary, e.g. for the Device and Update Management.
Application or
component of the controller
Access permission User role
Admin Security
Admin
Security
Auditor
Certificate
Manager
User
Manager
Engineer Commis-sioner Service Data
Viewer
Data
Changer
Viewer File
Reader
File
Writer
EHmi
Level1..10
EHmi
Viewer
EHmi
Changer
SD card/
parameterization memory
SFTP access to the file system with an SFTP client
Please note:

Authentication with a user name and password is always required for SFTP access, even if user authentication is disabled.
                             
Shell SSH access to the shell
Please note:
Authentication with a user name and password is always required for SSH access, even if user authentication is disabled.
                             
PLCnext Engineer View values in the cockpit
(e.g., utilization)
               
PLCnext Engineer Transfer a project to the controller                          
PLCnext Engineer Start (cold/warm restart) or stop the controller                        
PLCnext Engineer Restart the controller (reboot)                              
PLCnext Engineer Reset the controller to default setting type 1                              
PLCnext Engineer View online variable values                  
PLCnext Engineer Overwrite variables                          
PLCnext Engineer Set and delete breakpoints                          
WBM Information - General Data          
WBM Information - Network configuration
(up to firmware 2021.0 LTS)
             
WBM Diagnostics - PROFINET          
WBM Diagnostics - Local Bus          
WBM Diagnostics - Notifications          
WBM Configuration - Network
(from firmware 2021.6)

(view only)
   
(view only)

(view only)

(view only)
               
WBM Configuration - PLCnext Store                            
WBM Configuration - Proficloud Services                            
WBM Configuration - Fan Control                            
WBM Configuration - SPLC                        
WBM Configuration - Web Services                            
WBM Security - User Authentication                          
WBM Security - Certificate Authentication                          
WBM Security - LDAP configuration                          
WBM Security - Firewall                            
WBM Security - SD Card                            
WBM Administration - Firmware Update                            
WBM Administration - License Management                            
WBM Administration - PLCnext Apps                          
PLCnext Engineer
HMI application
View online variable values                        
PLCnext Engineer
HMI application
Overwrite variables                            
OPC UA client View online variable values                  
OPC UA client Overwrite variables                        
OPC UA client Read files                    
Note Note : FileReaders can only read files via an OPC UA client if the OPC UA file transfer is activated in PLCnext Engineer (for additional information, please refer to the PLCnext Engineer online help). 
       
OPC UA client Write files                      
Note Note : FileWriters can only write files via an OPC UA client if the OPC UA file transfer is activated in PLCnext Engineer (for additional information, please refer to the PLCnext Engineer online help).
     

 

 


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• Published/reviewed: 2023-01-13 • Revision 005 •