Role-based access controls

Enable role-based access controls for Akamai MFA administrators in the Identity and Access Management application within Akamai Control Center.

When you have an account with Akamai, each contract admin and viewer have pre-configured roles that are commonly used for controlling purposes. The admin role has read and write access to the Akamai MFA application. The viewer role only has read access to the Akamai MFA application and cannot make configuration updates.

Akamai MFA also lets you restrict the access to resources and isolate particular workloads based on the role performed by the admin in the IT department. You can implement role-based access controls by assigning each of the Akamai MFA-specific admin roles to a certain type of resource. With the Akamai MFA User Manager role, you enable the admin to configure and update user and group accounts. With the Akamai MFA Policy Manager, you assign the admin the privilege to create security policies.

Pre-configured roles and permissions

These are pre-configured roles that you can assign in the Identity and Access Management (IAM) application within Control Center.

Preconfigured roles Read or Write privileges
Admin Has read and write privileges to all Akamai MFA resources.
Viewer Has read privileges to all Akamai MFA resources.

Akamai MFA-specific roles and permissions

These are Akamai MFA-specific roles that you can assign in the Identity and Access Management (IAM) application in Control Center.

These roles let you enforce granular control and separate administrative tasks, which increases the system security.

Roles Read or Write privileges
Akamai MFA User Manager Has read and write privileges to users, groups, and user provisioning resources.

Has read-only privileges to the other Akamai MFA resources.

Akamai MFA Policy Manager Has read and write privileges to policy resources.

Has read-only privileges to the other Akamai MFA resources.

Help Desk Has read and write privileges to users and groups.

Has read-only privileges to the other Akamai MFA ​​ resources.

This is an additional administrative role that supports users with access issues by analyzing access logs or generating bypass codes.

To learn more about roles configuration in IAM, see Roles.