In general, user access privileges determine which elements display in the different views available in the Operations Server console and the extent to which users can interact with elements, such as updating property pages. The following sections describe considerations involving user access privileges:
User access privileges determine which elements display in the Network view. Users must have View privileges to see the elements display in the Network view. If a user cannot see a specific element, check the element Access Control property page to see if the group to which the user belongs has View privileges.
The Portal view provides a comprehensive view and management gateway for each system element. Administrators find the Portal view is useful for system setup activities such as managing user permissions and setting up automated events or actions.
For users, access to the various panels and links displayed in the Portal view depends on the user’s access privileges. For example, only members of the Admins group can view theand panels in the Portal view.
Alarms are events associated with specific elements. You must have View privileges to an element to view its alarms in the Alarms view.
The right-click menu for alarms varies by adapter and management system. The ability to access some alarm operations requires appropriate user access privileges. In some cases, the access privileges are set using the adapter properties.
If an alarm operation is missing from the right-click menu, check the specific adapter properties to see if the alarm operation display can be set.
The Layout view can be disabled so that users are unable to access it. See the Disabling the Network and Layout Views in the Operations Center Server Configuration Guide for instructions on doing this.
Only administrators should edit the Layout view. Users can navigate and analyze results. There is no mechanism to prevent users from editing the Layout view, but they should be discouraged from doing so.
The Relationship browser provides advanced presentation features, increased visualization of element relationships, and enhanced navigation of hierarchical structures. See the Operations Center Service Modeling Guide for information on the Relationship browser features.
Users must have a minimum of View security privileges to both elements in a relationship or else the relationship is not displayed in the Relationship browser. Furthermore, users must have a minimum of View security privileges to both the origin and end point elements in a relationship or the relationship is not displayed in the Relationship browser’s Explore Dependencies dialog box.