III 5. Roles – Miscellaneous

The Roles component has a few other tabs that were not discussed above. These tabs are not used for administering security in the PeopleSoft but provide the security administrators with tools to help maintain the roles.

A.     Links:

If you need to access other components regularly when working on a role, use the security links page to setup direct links to such components for the roles.

Page used to setup security links:

PeopleTools >> Security >> Security Objects >> Security Links >> Roles tab

** Newer versions of PeopleTools have a more advanced feature called ‘Related Content’. Refer to the PeopleTools Portal Technologies PeopleBook for more information on setting up Related Content links.

B.     Audit:

Audit tab provides information on the last change made on the Roles. You can see the user id which made the last change along with the date and time when the last change was made.

** For more comprehensive information on the actual changes made, set up record level auditing for all tables in the Roles component.

C.      Role Queries:

PeopleSoft provides several delivered queries that can be used to query various access information related to the Roles. These queries provide information like the users of the roles permission lists that are assigned to the role, along with all the different access granted to the role via its permissions lists. The queries are helpful when troubleshooting or researching access issues.