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Add a Role and Permissions
Roles make it easy to logically group and apply the same
set of permissions to admins. Permissions may be
customized in detail, down to individual actions and endpoints.
Kong Gateway includes default roles for standard
use cases, e.g. inviting additional super admins,
inviting admins that may only
This guide describes how to create a custom role in Kong
Manager for a unique use case. As an alternative, if a
super admin wants to create a role with the Admin API,
it is possible to do so using
To add permissions to the new role, use
for endpoints or
for specific entities.
Add a role and permissions
From the Admins page, click the
Add Role button.
On the Add Role form, name the Role according to the
Permissions you want to grant.
It may be helpful for future reference to include
a brief comment describing the reason for the permissions or
a summary of the role.
Click the Add Permissions button and fill out the form.
Add the endpoint permissions by marking the appropriate checkbox.
Click Add Permission to Role to see the permissions listed on the form.
To forbid access to certain endpoints, click Add Permission
again and use the negative checkbox.
Submit the form to see the new roles appear on the