Different users can have different permissions in Ralph. The permissions are edited through the admin interface, in the user list. There are two kinds of permissions: user permissions, for direct access to the data through the admin interface, and bound permissions, which give access to different parts and functionalities of the user interface.

In addition, a user who has “staff” status will see a link to the admin interface, while any user with the “superuser” status will automatically gain all possible permissions.

List of bound permissions

Action [4] Object Scope
READ Data center structure GLOBAL
EDIT Ventures and roles GLOBAL
EDIT Generic device info GLOBAL
EDIT Financial device info GLOBAL
EDIT Device support info GLOBAL
EDIT DNS information GLOBAL
READ Device management GLOBAL
READ Device group VENTURE [3]
READ Devices in a group VENTURE [3]
READ Financial device group info VENTURE [3]
READ Generic device info VENTURE [3]
READ Venture and role info VENTURE [3]
READ Financial device info VENTURE [3]
READ Device support info VENTURE [3]


[3](1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) Results are filtered per ventures and roles the user has access to.


Instead of giving permissions to every user separately, ralph use group-based permissions. Each group defined below represents role with defined set of permissions. You can add users to these groups to give them access to read and write proper part of data.

There are default groups defined:

  • assets-buyer - user can view and modify assets financial data,
  • assets-helper - user can modify assets assignee and localization,
  • assets-staff - user has permission to manage assets data in administrator panel.

If you want to integrate Ralph with ldap, you will see these three metagroups usefull:

  • superuser,
  • staff,
  • active.

These groups are translated into is_GROUPNAME user’s flags defined in django. Be careful of defining groups with that names, because users will be added to them automatically after login through ldap.

API Access

In order for the users to be able to access the web API programmatically, they need to have an API key generated for them – this can be done on the user’s page in the admin interface.

List of bound permissions

Resource Perm
bladeserver read_dc_structure
businessline read_configuration_item_info_generic
ci read_configuration_item_info_generic
cichange read_configuration_item_info_generic
cichangecmdbhistory read_configuration_item_info_generic
cichangegit read_configuration_item_info_git
cichangepuppet read_configuration_item_info_puppet
cichangezabbixtrigger read_configuration_item_info_generic
cilayers read_configuration_item_info_generic
ciowners read_configuration_item_info_generic
cirelation read_configuration_item_info_generic
citypes read_configuration_item_info_generic
department read_dc_structure
deployment read_deployment
dev read_dc_structure
devicewithpricing read_dc_structure
ipaddress read_network_structure
model read_dc_structure
modelgroup read_dc_structure
physicalserver read_dc_structure
rackserver read_dc_structure
role read_dc_structure
rolelight read_dc_structure
roleproperty read_dc_structure
rolepropertytype read_dc_structure
rolepropertytypevalue read_dc_structure
rolepropertyvalue read_dc_structure
service read_configuration_item_info_generic
venture read_dc_structure
venturelight read_dc_structure
virtualserver read_dc_structure
global_module_access has_assets_access
global_module_access has_core_access
global_module_access has_scrooge_access