Create a new role in Kuzzle.

There is a small delay between role creation and its availability in our search layer (usually a couple of seconds). That means that a role that was just created may not be returned immediately by the searchRoles function.

createRole(id, content, [options], callback)

Arguments Type Description
id string Unique role identifier
content JSON Object A plain JSON object representing the role
options string (Optional) Optional arguments
callback function Callback handling the response


Filter Type Description Default
replaceIfExist boolean If the same role already exists: throw an error if sets to false. Replace the existing role otherwise false
queuable boolean Make this request queuable or not true
refresh string If set to wait_for, Kuzzle will wait the persistence layer to finish indexing (available with Elasticsearch 5.x and above) undefined

Callback Response

Returns a Role object.


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use \Kuzzle\Kuzzle;
use \Kuzzle\Security\Role;

$roleId = 'myRole';
$roleDefinition = [
  'controllers' => [
    '*' => [
      'actions' => [
        '*' => true

$kuzzle = new Kuzzle('localhost');
$security = $kuzzle->security();

try {
  $role = $security->createRole($roleId, $roleDefinition);

  // $role instanceof Role
catch (ErrorException $e) {
  // error occurred