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Version: 8.1


This function is used in Python Scripting.


Renames a role in the specified user source. When altering the Gateway System User Source, the Allow User Admin setting must be enabled.

Client Permission Restrictions

Permission Type: User Management

Client access to this scripting function is blocked to users that do not meet the role/zone requirements for the above permission type. This function is unaffected when run in the Gateway scope.


system.user.editRole(userSource, oldName, newName)


StringuserSourceThe user source in which the role is found. Blank will use the default user source.
StringoldNameThe role to edit. Role must not be blank and must exist.
StringnewNameThe new name for the role. Must not be blank.


UIResponse - A UIResponse object with lists of warnings, errors, and info about the success or failure of the edit.


Gateway, Vision Client, Perspective Session

Code Examples

Example #1
# This example edits the role "Operator" in the user source "MyUserSource" and edits it to the role "User".
system.user.editRole("MyUserSource", "Operator", "User")