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Access Control

Access Control allows different remote users to have different access to the monitored servers. For example, system administrators usually need to see everything, but particular groups or customers might only need to see their own servers.

Reports for servers or groups that a user can't access will be hidden from them. If they some how find a URL to a report that they aren't allowed to see, the report will be blocked.

To change the Access Control settings, launch the Console on the server where PA Server Monitor is installed. Go to Settings -> Remote Access -> Filter User Access.

Layout

User List

The Access Control dialog is a simple one. On the left is a list of users. Names that have [UL] after them are defined in the UserList.txt file. All other users shown were found in the specified Active Directory OU (specified in the Remote Access dialog).

Below each name is a summary of their current access. "Full Access" is shown for users that can see all servers/devices being monitored.

Group List

On the right side is a list of all of the groups defined. Access is controlled on a group by group basis. The groups can be sorted alphabetically, or in their normal hierarchical layout.

Show existing Scheduled and Ad-Hoc reports

This user option will allow a user to view the Scheduled and Ad-Hoc reports. When a user is selected in the User List and this check box is checked the user will be able to view the reports section in the console and in the web interface.

Put servers into immediate maintenance mode

User option that will allow a user to be able to put servers into maintenance immediately. When a user is selected in the User List and this check box is checked the user will be able to put servers in to maintenance mode.

Editing

To change what a user can access, select the user account on the left. The right side will display a check box in each group that the user can access. Simply select the groups that the user will have access to. Switching to a new user or pressing the OK button will save the changes to that user's access control.

Type of Access

This dialog controls what a user can access. To control what type of access they have (administrator, run-reports or view reports) to the servers, go to Remote Access where each user's role is specified.

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