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)

  • Parameters

String userSource - The user source in which the role is found. Blank will use the default user source.

String oldName The role to edit. Role must not be blank and must exist.

String newName - The new name for the role. Must not be blank.

  • Returns

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

  • Scope

Gateway, Vision Client, Perspective Session

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

system user editRole, user.editRole