Is there an easy way to set up the different Security Groups?

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POTENTIAL FOR DATA LOSS.
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Issue

When setting up Continuum Security levels is there an easy way to set up the different Security Groups?

Sites that have upgraded from Infinity SX8000 may require the same security settings.

Product Line

Andover Continuum

Environment

Cyberstation all versions.

Cause

It can be time consuming and complex setting up multiple user security levels.

Resolution

In the Workstation you can edit the Security settings to define the access (keys) and blocking (padlocks) for each group against each object class. You can also import/ export these security settings with *.SDF files, attached is a file Default Security V1.sdf that defines a default set of 8 security levels as per the Infinity SX8000:

Click here for default security file

  1. Administrate
  2. Program
  3. Configure
  4. Enable/Disable
  5. Change Values
  6. Acknowledge Alarms
  7. View Only
  8. No Access

Click here for a description of each of the above levels (Source: SX8000 Programmer's Guide).

To add the "Default Security V1.sdf" file to your Continuum you will need to do as follows,

in the bottom right hand corner of your screen there is the Continuum icon, right click on the icon and select Security... then under the Actions tab, right click next to "Access Distribution View" and click import All... then all you do is select the "Default Security V1.sdf" file you have already downloaded and then click open, this will now install the new default security options.

Warning! Always make a database backup before attempting to change the security setting so that if a mistake is made you can always revert back to the backup.