DevOps User Guide

Role and Member Management

This guide demonstrates how to manage roles and members in your DevOps project. For more information about KubeSphere roles, see Overview of Role Management.

In DevOps project scope, you can grant the following resources’ permissions to a role:

  • Pipelines
  • Credentials
  • DevOps Settings
  • Access Control


At least one DevOps project has been created, such as demo-devops. Besides, you need an account of the admin role (e.g. devops-admin) at the DevOps project level. See Create Workspace, Project, Account and Role if it is not ready yet.

Built-in Roles

In Project Roles, there are three available built-in roles as shown below. Built-in roles are created automatically by KubeSphere when a DevOps project is created and they cannot be edited or deleted.

Built-in RolesDescription
viewerThe viewer who can view all resources in the DevOps project.
operatorThe normal member in a DevOps project who can create pipelines and credentials in the DevOps project.
adminThe administrator in the DevOps project who can perform any action on any resource. It gives full control over all resources in the DevOps project.

Create a DevOps Project Role

  1. Log in the console as devops-admin and select a DevOps project (e.g. demo-devops) under DevOps Projects list.


The account devops-admin is used as an example. As long as the account you are using is granted a role including the authorization of Project Members View, Project Roles Management and Project Roles View in Access Control at DevOps project level, it can create a DevOps project role.
  1. Go to Project Roles in Project Management, click Create and set a Role Identifier. In this example, a role named pipeline-creator will be created. Click Edit Authorization to continue.

Create a devops project role

  1. In Pipelines Management, select the authorization that you want the user granted this role to have. For example, Pipelines Management and Pipelines View are selected for this role. Click OK to finish.

Edit Authorization


Depend on means the major authorization (the one listed after Depend on) needs to be selected first so that the affiliated authorization can be assigned.
  1. Newly-created roles will be listed in Project Roles. You can click the three dots on the right to edit it.

Edit Roles


The role of pipeline-creator is only granted Pipelines Management and Pipelines View, which may not satisfy your need. This example is only for demonstration purpose. You can create customized roles based on your needs.

Invite a New Member

  1. In Project Management, select Project Members and click Invite Member.
  2. Invite a user to the DevOps project. Grant the role of pipeline-creator to the user.

invite member


The user must be invited to the DevOps project’s workspace first.
  1. After you add a user to the DevOps project, click OK. In Project Members, you can see the newly invited member listed.
  2. You can also change the role of an existing member by editing it or remove it from the DevOps project.

edit member role