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The Roles Database stores access rules (user authorizations) for applications like SAP, Data Warehouse, and the Graduate Admissions System, among others. Specially Authorized Departmental and Central Administrators use the web-based Roles Database application to view and manage user authorizations.

Available To 
Faculty, Staff

Benefits and key features

  • Consistent way to store and maintain access rules for other applications
  • Web-based access to the database - no need to install any special software
  • No special Roles Database username and password required
  • Authorizations are stored in the central database; use the front-end application to display, create, and modify
  • Collects but does not enforce the access rules that it maintains - data is distributed to the appropriate applications, which in turn interpret  and enforce the access rules


Valid MIT certificates and/or a Touchstone account

Getting started

To create or maintain authorizations:

  1. Make sure you have authorizations in the Roles Database that permit you to maintain authorizations for others. Contact us for assistance.
  2. Use the web-based Roles Application.
  3. Learn more about the web-based Roles Application