SSRS grants users permissions to various reports and folders in the Report Portal through Roles. You can assign either an individual user, or more commonly, an Active Directory group, to a role. In this recipe, we'll explore the various roles built into SSRS and what rights are granted through those roles.
To grant a user permission, you will need to have administrative privileges for the Report Portal. If you've not done so, ensure you first follow the steps in the previous recipe, Becoming a Report Portal System Administrator, or else the steps in this recipe (as well as the remaining ones in the chapter) will not work.