5. Configuration
5.1. System Mode and User Mode
In order to restrict access to sensitive command functions, the NBB features
two operating modes; System Mode and User Mode.
System Mode: Allows access to all configuration menus, switching
functions and status screens. The System Mode Status Screens show
On/Off conditions for all switched outlets, and list all currently defined
system parameters.
User Mode: Allows access to status screens and On/Off/Boot
commands, but does not allow access to configuration functions. Users
may only issue commands to, or view status of the plugs that are
specifically allowed by their password.
The NBB will display a password prompt when the unit is contacted via
the Console Port or Network Port. The password entered at this prompt
determines whether the unit will start-up in System Mode or User Mode. If
the System Password is entered, the System Mode will be active. If a Plug
Password is entered, the User Mode will be active. The System Password
is defined via the General Parameters menu (Section 5.3.1), and the Plug
Passwords are defined via the Plug Parameters Menu (Section 5.3.3.)
If you wish to restrict access to configuration menus, you must
define the System Password.
If the System Password is not defined, the NBB will always
start-up in System Mode.
If the System Password is not defined, the Password Prompt
will not be displayed when you access the NBB via the Text
Interface. The prompt will always be displayed when the NBB
is contacted via the Web Browser Interface.
When the NBB is contacted via Network, the password prompt
will also include a field for the user name. If you have not
defined a user name, then you may leave this field blank, and
only the password is required to gain access to the unit. The
user name prompt is not displayed when the unit is contacted
via the Text Interface.
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