About Application Roles

An application role comprises a set of privileges that determine what users can see and do after signing in to Oracle Analytics Cloud. It’s your job as an administrator to assign people to one or more application roles.

There are two types of application role:

Type of Application Role Description

Predefined

Include a fixed set of privileges.

User-defined

Created by administrators. Include one or more predefined application roles. See Add Your Own Application Roles.

Predefined Application Roles

Oracle Analytics Cloud provides several predefined application roles to get you started. In many cases, these predefined application roles are all that you need.

Predefined Application Roles in Oracle Analytics Cloud Description Default Members Predefined Application Role in Oracle Identity Cloud Service Foot 1

BI Service Administrator

Allows users to administer Oracle Analytics Cloud and delegate privileges to others using the Console.

Administrator who created the service

ServiceAdministrator

BI Data Model Author

Allows users to manage data models in Oracle Analytics Cloud using Data Modeler

BI ServiceAdministrator

ServiceAdministrator

BI Data Load Author

Allows users to load data.

BI Service Administrator ServiceAdministrator

BI Content Author

Allows users to create analyses and dashboards in Oracle Analytics Cloud and share them with others.

BI Service Administrator

DV Content Author

ServiceUser

DV Content Author

Allows users to create visualization projects, load data for data visualizations, and explore data visualizations.

BI Service Administrator

ServiceUser

DV Consumer

Allows users to explore data visualizations.

DV Content Author

ServiceViewer

BI Consumer

Allows users to view and run reports in Oracle Analytics Cloud (projects, analyses, dashboards).

Use this application role to control who has access to the service.

DV Content Author

BI Content Author

ServiceViewer

Footnote 1 If you’re using Oracle Identity Cloud Service for identity management, the predefined application roles you see in Oracle Analytics Cloud map to a similar set of application roles in Oracle Identity Cloud Service.

You can’t delete predefined application roles or remove default memberships.

Application roles can have users, roles, or other application roles as members. This means that a user who is a member of one application role might indirectly be a member of other application roles.

For example, a member of the BI Service Administrator application role inherits membership of other application roles, such as BI Data Model Author and BI Consumer. Any user that is a member of BI Service Administrator can do and see everything that these other application roles can do and see. Therefore you don’t need to add a new user (for example, John) to all these application roles. You can simply add the user to the BI Service Administrator application role.