Underlying all Authority in a ClearBlade IoT Solution are Roles. Roles define what capability users and devices will have. To manage roles from the Developer Console select your System and the select Roles from the menu. On the roles page a list of existing roles are displayed. In clearblade systems can grant anonymous access which will automatically apply the anonymous role, users and devices when created are by default given the Authenticated Role and the Administrator role exists for accelerated authorities you may wish to grant. To add a new role click the Add Role button. In the dialog that opens provide a name and description the role and its intent. Click Create Role to complete the creation process


Each role has a unique set of privileges to the assets in a system. View a roles permissions by clicking on the name of the role. The top section provides granular control of indivdiual permission to individual permissions for Collections, services, and portals. Click on the label Collections to open its details. Review the existing permissions and check or uncheck fields to alter the role. Click the Collections label once more to compress the details. Click Save and exit to finalize your changes.

System-Wide Permissions

Roles have the ability to grant wide permissions to across your entire system. From the specific page these roles scroll to the bottom to see the various global setting. To grant a role acesss new users, check the read permission. To let a device get message history provide the read permission, to allow a user to update an existing trigger check the update permission. Click Save and Exit to finalize your changes. Roles on assets may also be changed from the the asset pages directly under their settings option

Assign to User

After roles have been created and defined they must be assigned to users and devices. To assign a user to a role click the users menu option to view the user page. Next to a user find the settings icon and choose Edit Roles. In the dialog choose the role and click Add Role. Click update roles to apply the change. Remember ClearBlade uses the most permissive sum of all permissions when granting capability.

Assign to Devices

Devices are granted roles to control what access indivdual machines and sensors are capable of doing in your IoT solution. To assign a device a role, select the devices label from the menu. In the device table find a device and select the setting option. In the dropdown choose edit roles. In the dialog select the desired role and click AddRole. Finish updating by clicking Update Roles.