As we’ve seen in previous examples, SSRS has a built-in, role-based security system. All operations done on the server are subject to permissions. Access to SSRS is controlled through security roles and role assignments.
A security role is a collection of permissions—for example, the permission to create reports in a folder, the permission to view a certain report or a folder.
A role assignment is a set of permissions represented by the role given to a principal on a certain report or folder in the Report Server catalog. For example, the permissions on a folder called
Data Sources contain the
local administrators group with all permissions contained in the
Content Manager role.
Permissions on folders are inherited to all items ...