Assigning Rights to use Administration Features

When you grant rights to users, you specify which users can access the MCS console and which parts of MCS they can configure and use. You can assign rights to individual users or to entire groups or virtual groups of users.

You must have configured your directory service before you can assign rights in MCS.

To assign rights to an administration feature
  1. In the left pane of the MCS window under Services, choose Security.

  2. Under Security, choose Rights Management.

  3. In the Rights Management page under Rights, select a feature.

    Users and groups to whom the selected right has already been assigned are displayed under Assigned Users/Groups.

    Note You can choose Properties to display a more detailed description of each right. The Properties dialog box also displays dependencies between granting rights to the selected feature and rights to other product features.

    If you assign rights to a subordinate feature (one that depends on also having rights to another feature), rights to the other feature are automatically granted. However, if you remove rights to a subordinate feature, rights to the higher level feature are not automatically removed.

  4. To assign rights to use the feature to a new user or group, choose Add.

  5. In the Add Users/Groups dialog box, either select one or more users and groups and click Add, or type a user or group name directly under Assigned Users and Groups.

    If you click Check Names, MCS verifies that the names you add under Assigned Users and Groups are valid names from your directory service.

  6. If you have implemented hardware authentication, you can limit access for a user to specific hardware. To associate one or more computers with a specified user or users, click Next. Otherwise, click Finish.
    Note If you want to limit access for users or groups to whom you have already assigned a right, select an item in the Assigned Users/Groups list on the Rights Management page, and then click Restrictions.
Related Topics
Bullet Security, Overview
Bullet Directory Services, Overview
Bullet Authenticating MCS Users
Bullet Setting Up Hardware Management
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