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Access control for user accounts

Last updated on March 18, 2024

Introduction

AccelByte Gaming Services (AGS) uses roles, which enable you to manage user permissions and define which users can access the Admin Portal. A role is an association between a list of permissions and a list of users. As permissions cannot be directly defined on a user account, roles provide the mechanism for assigning permissions to a user.

Default roles

AGS includes several default roles that already have permissions and are ready to use. Each role contains its own permissions:

Default roles in Starter

In Starter, there are three predefined roles: Studio Admin, Game Admin, and View only.

RoleAdminDescription
UserNoA user that normally signs into the backend through the game, i.e., a player. When you create accounts, the system automatically applies the user role to give players the permissions they need to access resources within your game.
View OnlyYesAccess to specific game namespaces.
Game AdminYes
  • Access to specific game namespaces.
  • Invite team members to specific game namespaces.
  • Assign and revoke roles for team members within their assigned game namespace.
  • Studio AdminYes
  • Full access to a studio namespace and all its associated game namespaces.
  • Invite team members to studio namespace and all its associated game namespaces.
  • Assign and revoke roles for all team members.
  • Default roles in Premium

    When you create a new publisher environment, it contains the following roles by default:

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    You can also create a new role with a set of permissions to match users' needs. That way, you can avoid users having access they don't need.

    RoleAdminDescriptionPermissions
    UserNoA user that normally signs into the backend through the game, i.e., a player. When you create accounts, the system automatically applies the user role to give players the permissions they need to access resources within your game.Full list of permissions here
    View OnlyYesRead-only admin access to the Admin Portal. Has access to all namespaces.Full list of permissions here.
    Game AdminYesFull control, admin access to the Admin Portal. Has access to specific game namespaces only.Full list of permissions here.
    Super AdminYesFull control, admin access to the Admin Portal. Has access to all namespaces.Full list of permissions here.