Host GS: Aggregation Role

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This topic describes the Aggregation role and permissions that allow service users to perform aggregation.

The Aggregation role is a service user role intended only for aggregation of data. It has the minimum role permissions required to do aggregation:

  • aggregate
  • sdk.meta
  • sdk.packets
  • sdk.content

The Aggregation role is available only on NetWitness Platform 10.5 and later services and it can be used for an aggregation account. Members of this role or service users with these permissions can perform aggregation on Decoders, Concentrators, Archivers, and Brokers. The aggregate permission allows service users to perform aggregation of sessions and metadata along with raw packets and logs.

You can still use the decoder.manage, concentrator.manage, and archiver.manage permissions, but the Aggregation role permissions allow aggregation only and prevent the other available operations. 

You access the service roles from the ADMIN > Services (select a service) > Actions > View > Security > Roles tab.

Procedures related to roles are described in Hosts and Services Procedures. Service User Roles and Permissions provides detailed information on the pre-configured roles.

The following figure shows the permissions in the Aggregation role.

This is an example of the Roles tab.

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