Security Roles

Role-based security restricts access to resources to only those users who have been granted a particular security role. A security role is a set of rights associated with access to different functions in the system.

This toolkit is designed for those who serve as Department Security Administrators (DSAs) and Security Role Approvers. Refer to this information when managing requests to grant or remove access to administrative computer applications, when approving or denying requests for specific security roles, or when managing conflicting security role requests.

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BRG900: Understanding Your DSA Role
This interactive session reviews the topics and skills necessary to serve as a UF Department Security Administrator (DSA): internal controls, managing user security roles, conflict role process, HRMS/Grants Security setups, and quality assurance methods. This class is required to obtain the UF_SEC_REQUESTOR role. NOTE: To become a DSA, you must also complete a DSA Authorization Form  and have it signed by your appropriate Vice President, Dean, Director or Department Chair.

BRG300: Security Role Approvers

This interactive session reviews the topics and skills necessary to serve as a UF Security Approver (or Conflict Approver) for security authorization roles within the myUFL system: internal controls, managing user security roles, and quality assurance methods. This class is required to obtain the UF_SEC_APPROVER and UF_SEC_APPROVE_CONFLICTS (for Conflict Approvers only) roles. A signed Approver Authorization Form must be on file prior to becoming a Security Approver or Conflict Approver.

Security Roles

Lists and descriptions of all UF security roles may be found on the Identity & Access Management website.

Roles needed to perform DSA duties:


Roles needed to perform Security Approver duties:

  • UF_SEC-APPROVE_CONFLICTS (for Conflict Approvers only)

Other Resources

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