An Access Template is a collection of permissions that define what actions can be performed by an administrative role. Active Roles applies Access Templates to directory objects, containers, and administrative views (Managed Units) in relation to groups and users designated as Trustees.
Active Roles offers an extensive suite of preconfigured Access Templates that represent typical administrative roles, enabling the correct level of administrative authority to be delegated quickly and consistently. Access Templates significantly simplify the delegation and administration of management rights, speed up the deployment of the delegation model, and reduce management costs. The preconfigured Access Templates are discussed in the Active Roles Access Templates Available out of the Box document.
Access Templates enable centralized administrators to define administrative roles with various levels of authority, speeding up the deployment of access control and streamlining change tracking of permission settings across the enterprise.
It is also possible to create custom Access Templates based on business requirements. Custom Access Templates can be modified at any time. When an Access Template is modified, the permission settings on all objects where that Access Template is applied change accordingly.