Access management

Yandex.Cloud users can only perform operations on resources that are permitted under the roles assigned to them. If a user doesn't have any roles assigned, almost all operations are forbidden.

To allow access to Managed Service for PostgreSQL service resources (DB clusters and hosts, cluster backups, databases, and their users), assign the user the appropriate roles from the list below. For now, a role can only be assigned for a parent resource (folder or cloud), and roles are inherited by nested resources.


For more information about role inheritance, see Inheritance of access rights in the Yandex Resource Manager documentation.

Assigning roles

To assign a user a role:

  1. Open the Access management page for the selected cloud. If necessary, switch to another cloud.

  2. Select the user to assign the role to, click image, and choose Configure roles.

  3. To add a cloud role, click image in the Roles for cloud section.

    To add a folder role, select the folder and click Assign role in the Roles in folders section.

  4. Choose a role from the list.


The list below shows all roles that are considered when verifying access rights in the Managed Service for PostgreSQL service.

Service roles

Service roles are roles that allow access to the resources of a particular service.


When a new user is added to the cloud, they are automatically assigned the role of cloud member: resource-manager.clouds.member.

Everyone needs this role to access the cloud resources, except the cloud owners and service accounts.

This role alone does not give you the right to perform any operations and is only used in combination with other roles, such as admin, editor, or viewer.


To enable a user to work in the cloud through the management console, assign them the resource-manager.clouds.member and viewer roles for the cloud. If you assign only the cloud member role for the cloud and other roles for the nested resources, the user will only be able to perform resource operations using the API or CLI.


Theresource-manager.clouds.owner is assigned for the cloud and makes the user the owner of the cloud. The owner can perform any operation with the cloud and its resources.

Only the cloud owner can assign users the resource-manager.clouds.owner role.

A cloud must have at least one owner. The sole owner of a cloud may not give up this role.

Primitive roles

You can assign primitive roles to any resource in any service.


Users with the viewer role can view information about resources. For example, they can view a list of hosts or get information about a database cluster.


Users with the editor role can manage any resource, including creating a database cluster and creating or deleting cluster hosts.

The editor role also includes all viewer role permissions.


Users with the admin role can manage resource access rights, including allowing other users to create database clusters and to view information about them.

The admin role also includes all editor role permissions.