User Rights unclear - example for Administrator


Active Member
Dec 19, 2011
In API-Documentation is written: Administrator has the full rights - but this works not so!

I have add a user for statistics and they have get not the following rights:

/nodes/NODE as an Administrator AND PVEDatastoreUser AND PVESysAdmin AND PVEAuditor AND PVEVMUser nothing will give the user the rights to get the statistics (graphs) !!!

When I add in the Container the User and with Rights PVEVMAdmin, then the rights add an entry:

/vms/<vmid> for Role PVEVMAdmin and then its possilbe get the statistics!

So, why not expl. the Administrator on complete /node/NODE has not the rights to read the stats?


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