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Create a new role.


  • drush role:create 'test_role' 'Test role'. Create a new role with a machine name of 'test_role', and a human-readable name of 'Test role'.


  • machine_name. The symbolic machine name for the role.
  • [human_readable_name]. A descriptive name for the role.

Global Options

  • -v|vv|vvv, --verbose. Increase the verbosity of messages: 1 for normal output, 2 for more verbose output and 3 for debug
  • -y, --yes. Auto-accept the default for all user prompts. Equivalent to --no-interaction.
  • -l, --uri=URI. A base URL for building links and selecting a multi-site. Defaults to https://default.
  • To see all global options, run drush topic and pick the first choice.


  • rcrt
  • role-create


  • An argument or option with square brackets is optional.
  • Any default value is listed at end of arg/option description.
  • An ellipsis indicates that an argument accepts multiple values separated by a space.