Configuring Host Integrator Security

To configure Host Integrator security features, follow the steps below. For information about Host Integrator security, see the Security Overview.

Before you can configure security on Host Integrator domains and Servers, you must enable security on the Administrative WebStation. This establishes access control on the Administrative WebStation and allows you to enable authentication and access control on Host Integrator domains and Servers.

Note: These procedures should only be performed by system administrators.

To enable security on the Administrative WebStation:

  1. Log on to the Administrative WebStation using an Administrator profile and switch to configure mode.

  2. If you already belong to the Host Integrator Administrator security profile, skip to step 3. If you do not belong to the Administrator profile, add yourself to it. To do this, click Security under Host Integrator Setup in the Administrative WebStation navigation tree, click Profiles, and then click Administrator. Under Administrator, click Actual Group. A list of your operating system's user groups is displayed in the panel. Select the user group(s) you want to assign to Host Integrator Administrator profile and then click Submit or Save.

  3. In the Administrative WebStation navigation tree, click Security.

  4. Select the Security check box, and then click Submit or Save.

  5. Log out of the Administrative WebStation and then log in again. Performing this step authenticates you with administrator rights; if you do not do this, you will not be able to configure Servers and domains.

At this point, access control is enabled on the Administrative WebStation and users who belong to the Host Integrator Administrator security profile can log on to the Administrative WebStation and view or configure Host Integrator Servers, domains, and security.

Note: Although security on the Administrative WebStation controls access to Servers and domains for configuration purposes, it does not enable security on individual servers and domains. This must be done separately, as described below.

To assign user groups to a Host Integrator security profile:

  1. Log on to the Administrative WebStation using an Administrator profile and switch to configure mode.

  2. In the Administrative WebStation navigation tree under Host Integrator Setup, click Security.

  3. Under Security, click the name of the profile you want to add user groups to: click either Administrator, Developer, or User. For information, read about security profiles.

  4. Under the security profile, click Actual Group. A list of your operating system's user groups is displayed in the panel. Select the user group(s) you want to assign to the selected security profile and then click Submit or Save.
    Note: To select more than one user group, hold down the [Ctrl] key and click the name of each user group you want to select. To deselect an already selected user group, hold down the [Ctrl] key and click the highlighted name of each user group you want to deselect. You cannot deselect user groups by clicking outside the list of user groups.

To enable security on Host Integrator Domains and Servers:

When security is enabled on the Administrative WebStation , members of the administrator and developer profiles must provide a valid user ID and password to log onto the Administrative WebStation to view or (administrators only) configure Host Integrator Servers and domains. Security on the Administrative WebStation does not, however, control access to domains and servers by data objects and client programs. This access control is established when security is enabled on individual domains and servers. When security is enabled on a domain, security is enabled on all servers in that domain. You can also configure security on individual servers that do not belong to a domain.

By default, security is not enabled on servers and domains. To enable security, follow the procedures below.

To enable domain security:

  1. Log on to the Administrative WebStation using an Administrator profile and switch to configure mode.

  2. In the Administrative WebStation navigation tree under Host Integrator Setup, click Security.

  3. Under Security, click Domains. A list of the domains associated with the currently selected Directory Server is displayed. To enable security on a domain, select the Security check box next to the domain name. To disable security, clear the Security check box.

  4. Click Submit or Save.

To enable security on individual servers that are not part of a domain:

  1. Log on to the Administrative WebStation using an Administrator profile and switch to configure mode.

  2. In the Administrative WebStation navigation tree under Host Integrator Setup, click Security.

  3. Under Security, click Servers. A list of the servers associated with the currently selected Directory Server is displayed. If the server belongs to a domain, its domain name is listed. To enable security on a server, select the Security check box next to the server name. To disable security, clear the Security check box.

  4. Click Submit or Save.

At this point, data objects must provide a valid user ID and password to connect to the domains and servers you just configured, and the channel between data objects and the domains and servers is encrypted.