Managing project security

This section describes the steps to maintain project security based on the Sintelix security model. For information about this model see Setting up security.

Security can be applied to individual projects to:

In the project list, icons are used to indicate the access status of projects. Each icon is described in Table 1 below.

Table 1: Security icons

Icon

Status

Description

Unsecured

Any user can access (open) the project.

This icon is shown regardless of whether security has been applied to any collections and networks within the project.

Secured and accessible to the currently logged in user

Only users with access privileges can open the project.

When a user is logged in: if access to the project has been secured and a user has access privileges, this icon is shown beside the project name.

When an administrator is logged in: in the Sintelix security model there are no restrictions on administrators accessing projects. If access to the project has been secured, this icon is shown beside the project name and the administrator can open the project.

Secured and not accessible to the currently logged in user

Security has been applied to the project and only users with sufficient security privileges can open it.

When a user is logged in: if access to the project has been secured and a user does not have sufficient privileges, this icon is shown beside the project name and the name is greyed out, preventing the user from clicking on it.

When an administrator is logged in: this icon is not used as there are no restrictions on administrators accessing projects in the Sintelix security model. If access to the project has been secured, the yellow ‘Secured’ icon is shown beside the project name and the administrator can open the project.

To manage project security:

  1. Log in to Sintelix as a user with ‘Full Control’ privileges in the project.
  2. Note: In the Sintelix default security model, administrators automatically have ‘Full Control’ in all projects.

  3. Do one of the following:
  4. In the column beside the project’s name, click the security icon.
  5. A summary of the project’s security is displayed.

  6. Click Change Security.
  7. On the Edit Project Security window, make the changes you require. Each option is explained below.

 

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