5.4. User Accounts
Each time you attempt to access command mode, you will be prompted to enter
a username (login) and password. The username and password entered at login
determine which serial port(s) and plug(s) you will be allowed to control and what type
of commands you will be allowed to invoke. Each username / password combination is
defined within a "user account."
The RSM-8R4 allows up to 128 user accounts; each account includes a username,
password, command access level, port access rights, plug access rights, service
access rights and an optional callback number.
5.4.1. Command Access Levels
In order to restrict access to important command functions, the RSM-8R4 allows you to
set the command access level for each user account. The RSM-8R4 offers four different
access levels: Administrator, SuperUser, User and View Only. The command privileges
for each user account are set using the "Access Level" parameter in the Add User or
Modify User menus.
Each access level grants permission to use a different selection of commands; lower
access levels are restricted from invoking configuration commands, while Administrators
are granted access to all commands. The four different access levels can be
summarized as follows:
• Administrator: Administrators are allowed to invoke all configuration and operation
commands, can view all status screens, and can always connect to any RSM-8R4
serial port and direct switching and reboot commands to all of the RSM-8R4's
switched outlets .
• SuperUser: SuperUsers are allowed to invoke all serial port connection and
power switching commands and view all status screens. SuperUsers can view
configuration menus, but are not allowed to change configuration parameters.
SuperUsers are granted access to all RSM-8R4 serial ports and switched outlets.
• User: Users are allowed to invoke port connection and power switching
commands and view all status screens, but can only apply commands to the serial
ports and outlets that they have been specifically granted access to. In addition,
Users are not allowed to view configuration menus or change configuration
• ViewOnly: Accounts with ViewOnly access, are allowed to view Status Menus, but
are not allowed to invoke port connection and power switching commands, and
cannot view configurations menus or change configuration parameters. ViewOnly
accounts can display the Port/Plug Status screens, but can only view the status of
ports and plugs that are specifically allowed by the account.
Section 17.2 summarizes command access for all four access levels.