Following the announcement to deprecate the synthetics permissions in favour of RBAC here, I have discussed this with support and they requested me to raise a feature request to keep the current synthetics permissions.
We have different teams that are responsible for different services for which we have synthetics. Within those synthetic scripts we have user names and passwords for test users which the teams use to verify any script failures and analyse any production issues. These credentials are stored in the synthetics rather than stored credentials as access to stored credentials is not granular enough.
Currently I can ensure only the teams that require access to those synthetics for the services they own are only viewable and editable by them. Changing the access would mean that everyone who has access to edit a synthetic would be able to edit any script and take the credentials.
Having the tri-state of no access, read only and edit is too much for a large corporate where sensitive information has to be restricted to those that require it for their roles. This is especially the case for those of us under regulatory control.
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