ThinScale Management Console User and Roles delegations

This article will outline how to give users different view of the Management Console based on permissions. #MC-KB9

Written by Giuseppe

Last published at: December 21st, 2020

As an Administrator, you always want to reduce the number of tasks or "power" normal users can have on specific software.

Thanks to the new Users and Roles permissions based functionalities in the Management Console now you can.

The first step is to create a Role.

I will be using "Sales" as an example, where the user belonging to that Role will have a limited view of the Management Console.

Click "New Role" from the Roles node.

Give it a name and a description.

The second step is to create a User.

Right-click the User tab and select "New User"

Give it a display name, a Username and a Password.

Once the user has been created add a role to it, in our case Sales.

Now if you open the Sales Role, the user named Peter will be assigned to it.

The next and final step is to assign the Permissions on the Console Nodes.

let's start from the Device.

Right-click the Device Node and click "Permissions".

When the Permission dialog box is shown click Add.

Select the Role you previously created.

From this point, you can either Allow or Deny view to the folder, subfolders, and objects within them.

For my example, I will only allow View for the folder, subfolders and object nothing else.

Repeat for all the Nodes you want the Role to have the access to.

Now login with the User you created, in my case, Peter and see the difference.

All the options for Peter are disabled, but nor for the Admin