EASA provides a mechanism whereby a User is only given access to a subset of published EASAPs. This is called 'access control'.
Access control is implemented on an EASA System by classifying both Users and EASAPs in three ways:
An EASAP is assigned to one or more CATEGORY in one of two ways:
These new Categories will become available in the Users and User Groups pages, below.
An EASA system comes configured with two default User accounts:
These correspond to the EASA 'roles' of Author and Administrator, respectively.
An Author is a person that will design, build, test and eventually Publish an EASAP using the Builder interface and the browser-accessible 'EASA web pages'. These actions are available in Author-mode on the EASA web pages. The EASA license limits the number of Authors.
An Administrator is a person who will take care of administrative tasks which may include database configuration, access control, license management, security monitoring, resource allocation, etc… These actions are available in Administrator-mode on the EASA web pages. The EASA license does not limit the number of Administrator accounts but for practical reasons access should be limited to a few Administrators.
The author account is configured to allow Author and Administrator access.
To configure a User go to the EASA web pages and login as author or admin.
Set mode to Administrator:
Displayed on the Users tab are the default Users and any others that have been added.
Next to the User Management heading a drop down menu contains:
Check boxes allow or disallow Author or Administrator privilege for each User.
To configure User Groups, login as an Administrator and go to the page:
This table is where one or more EASAP Categories are configured to be available to a User Group.
A User Group identifies Users who may:
Buttons below the table allow:
There is a special User Group called 'All Categories' which includes all published EASAPs.