Setting Up the System Supervisor

The first user entered on the Security Users form is normally the system supervisor or you, the developer. The first user should be given the highest level of security permissions. Here’s a checklist of what you need to do to set up the system supervisor, or first user, before you turn security on:

·       Users Form: Add a record for the system supervisor on the Users form. You will need a User ID and Temporary Password for the system supervisor. See Users.

·       Access Level: Enter an “A” in the Access Level check box on the User form. That will turn on Access Level Security. You don’t have to turn on Access Level Security, and you can always do it later. However, when you do turn on Access Level Security, be sure to do it by entering an “A” for the system supervisor first.

·       Multiple Login: Check the Multiple check box.

·       Control Permissions: By default, the form controls for which Controls Security is set up are denied, or disabled, for a new user. Grant the system supervisor permissions for all the form controls. Click the Individual button on the Users form on the Control line in the Permissions box and click the “Grant to All” button on the Control Permissions dialog.

·       Menu Permissions: By default, a new user is denied access to all menu options. Grant the system supervisor permissions for all menu options. Click the Individual button on the Users form on the Menu line in the Permissions box and click the “Include All” button on the Menu Permissions dialog.

Tip: If you are the developer setting up the first user to test Menu Security, you must run the Load Menu Option Table option on the VPME Security Builder menu before you can grant Menu Permissions and before you turn on Menu Security.

·       Field Permissions: By default, a new user has full access to all fields on all forms. Therefore, you don’t need to do anything to give the system supervisor full Field Permissions.

·       Password Access: Check the Access check box on the Passwords form. That will turn on Password Access Security. You don’t have to turn on Password Access Security, and you can always do it later. However, when you do turn on Password Access Security, be sure to do it by checking the Access check box for the system supervisor first.

Turn on Security: After you have done the above, use the Admin Tools dialog to turn on User Access Security and any other security tools you want. The next time the system supervisor runs the application, she will need to enter her User ID and Password to login.

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