This manual describes the functions of the role management from the viewpoint of role managers. Role managers are role holder of the role "Verwaltung Rollen", so the person that is to assign roles to other users.

Training courses for the role management


As part of the Training Courses for Campus Users you can receive training as a role manager.


The role management allows institutions of the RWTH Aachen University to manage responsibilities for online services, e.g. placing orders in the IT purchasing portal of the RWTH Aachen or accessing message lists of exams at the Central Examination Office, autonomously and independent of opening hours.
For employees to be able to use new roles, they first have to be authorized by the role manager of the corresponding institution.

As "role manager" you can directly log on to the role management via the following link:
Here, you use your username (format: ab123456) and the corresponding password of the RWTH Single Sign-On account.
Alternatively you can log on to the Selfservice and click on the "Rollenverwaltung" link in the role overview.

Viewing all roles

On the home page (figure 1) you can view the roles that were assigned in the institution managed by you. In this overview, you can also withdraw role assignments.

Figure 1

Via the field "Filter list" you can filter all columns of the chart. Via the top menu item "Coupons" you can view all issued authorizations.

Now, an alert message is displayed in case the minimum number of role holders in a specific context is deseeded. This may look as follows:

Assigning new roles

In order to assign further roles you have to select the item "Create coupon" via the drop-down menu on the left (figure 1). A drop-down menu is displayed about all contexts in which you are role manager. Please select the corresponding organizational unit/institution/group. Now all your roles which are available in the selected context are displayed. Select the desired role. Now you can determine the future role holder. Here, all persons that are assigned in the selected context in the CAMPUS system are listed. You complete the process by clicking "Create Coupon".

The coupon has now been created. When assigning roles you are not bound to the persons of the selected context/your organizational unit, but can assign the role to any employee registered in CAMPUS. If an employee belongs to the selected context, auto-complete suggests the name.

In addition it is possible to choose whether the e-mail is sent automatically. You just have to set the tick (figure 2).

As the circumstances require, you have to state a termination date for the role. The termination date of a role cannot be later than 2 years after the time of creation.

You now have to transfer the coupon to the corresponding person. Via the top menu item "Coupons" on the home page (figure 1) you can view and manage all issued coupons. Here it is possible to delete open coupons, send them via e-mail, create a PDF-file (to print it) and to extend the termination date of the coupon (figure 2). Again, you can filter the list for a better overview.

Attention: The entry in the list will automatically be deleted after expiration of the invitation (14 days), regardless of whether it was redeemed or not.

Figure 3
Coupons that have already expired remain visible for 14 more days and can be extended during this period. Otherwise the coupon will automatically be deleted.

For most roles, redeeming a coupon is only possible if the role holder has a TIM-CAMPUS linkage. The linkage can also be carried out at a later point by your organizational unit. As long as this has not been done, the employee will receive the error message that the requirements for the activation of the role have not been fulfilled. The coupon, however, is still valid and can be redeemed after a successful linkage within the expiration time.

Attention: Role manager of the central university administration Department
The assignment of the purchaser roles is not possible anymore. For the demand of the ZHV the chancellor has shifted the purchasing responsibility to departments 7.3, 8.4, 5.0, 5.3 and 10.1.

Extension of the role "Verwaltung Rollen" for role managers

In order to extend the expiration date for the role "Verwaltung Rollen" it is necessary to generate a coupon code for this role. Select the role "Verwaltung Rollen" in the column "Target System Links" in the Selfservice ( and generate afterwards a new coupon code for the role manager or alternatively for yourself. Redeem the coupon code afterwards in the Selfservice under the menu point "Redeem Coupon". The validity of the role is extended by a maximum of two years. You will be reminded of the expiration of the role "Verwaltung Rollen" approximately 14 days before the role expires if you did not disable this option in the Selfservice.


Revoking roles

You can revoke roles from persons whom you have authorized for a role at any time.  

When a person is deleted from your organizational unit, they automatically lose the TIM-CAMPUS linkage and all roles for which they were authorized. If, however, they are still registered in another organizational unit with a corresponding linkage, the roles remain unchanged and have to be withdrawn manually by the role manager.