Applications and Assets are role types that are intended to represent commonly used business terms to describe things that end-users need in order to do their jobs. For example, an Application role could be named “Customer Support Tools” or “Intranet HR-Tool Admin.“
Applications cannot contain roles, but they can contain resources and resource groups. Applications can also define specific entitlements that restrict access to only specific applications on contained resources.
Assets are (typically) non-connected or non-digital resources, such as mobile phones and portable computers, that require manual provisioning. Consequently, assets cannot contain roles, resources, or resource groups.
Applications and Assets are intended to be assigned to Business Roles and IT Roles.
Role administrators should be assigned one or more of the following capabilities:
Business Role Administrator
IT Role Administrator
See Assigning Capabilities to Users for more information.