How Roles Affect Ports

A role is a configuration entity to which you can add multiple policy files or dynamic ACL rules. When an identity is matched to a role, any policies or rules attached to that role are applied to the port to which the identity connected. These rules or policies permit or deny traffic, increment traffic counters, or implement traffic meters. When identity manager detects a removal trigger for an identity, all rules or policies associated with the identity are removed from the port on which the identity was detected.