A role is the type of access that can be given to portal ids. The following are the current roles in the Supply Portal.
Guest company: A company that uses the Supply Portal as an external customer (for example, a supplier, subcontractor or contract manufacturer).
Host company: The company that hosts the Supply Portal application and uses the Supply Portal as an internal customer, in this case IBM.
Visitor: A Supply Portal user who has not yet obtained a userid and password from the IBM Registration (IR) site. A visitor can access public applications, but cannot access or request access to restricted applications.
New user (Role level 105): A Supply Portal user who has obtained a userid and password from the IBM Registration site, but has not enrolled for any of the Portal’s restricted applications.
Regular user (Role level 111): A Supply Portal user who has both obtained a userid and password from the IBM Registration site, and enrolled for one or more of the Portal’s restricted applications. In addition to having access to a restricted application, there are substantially more Supply Portal user functions available to a regular user. See additional information, Regular user functions.
Coordinator (Role level 444): A user in a guest company who has the authority to make requests relating to application access on behalf of users in the same company, as well as to process certain requests regarding application access for other users in that company. A coordinator can make and process such requests only concerning applications that the coordinator has enrolled. See additional information, Coordinator user functions.