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Version: 7.9

This function is used in Python Scripting.


Fetches the roles for a user from the Gateway. This may not be the currently logged in user. Requires the password for that user. If the authentication profile name is omitted, then the current project's default authentication profile is used.

Client Permission Restrictions

This scripting function has no Client Permission restrictions.

Syntax, password, authProfile, timeout)


StringusernameThe username to fetch roles for.
StringpasswordThe password for the user.
StringauthProfileThe name of the authentication profile to run against. Optional. Leaving this out will use the project's default profile.
IntegertimeoutTimeout for client-to-gateway communication. (default: 60,000ms)


PyTuple - A list of the roles that this user has, if the user authenticates successfully. Otherwise, returns None.



Code Examples

Example #1
# Fetch the roles for a given user, and check to see if the role "Admin" is in them.

reqRole = "Admin"
username = "Billy"
password= "Secret"
roles =, password)
if reqRole in roles:
# do something requiring "Admin" role.