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Security Group Management

Description

 

The Security Group Management allows for restricting access to entries. To access the security group management, navigate to Administration - Security Groups.

 

This page is no longer maintained.

Security groups have some limitation and will eventually be deprecated. Only one security group per entry is allowed, and only basic rights such as viewing, adding, editing, and deleting entries can be controlled. We recommend using the Role Based Security System ( Remote Desktop Manager version 12 and above), which is much more flexible.

 

Remote Desktop Manager's security groups can be seen as container for sessions, not for users. Folders are closely tied with Security Groups, so there's an overlap in usage. The key points are:

 

Security is inherited: child items and folders are covered by a parent folder's security group.

Security groups are additive: a security group added to a sub folder does not override the parent, it adds to it.

An entry can have a single Security Group: use Shortcuts to work around that limitation.

 

Security groups are used to protect entries from a subset users. Assign a security group to an entry then control who has access and how much control they have on each security group.

 

There is no direct relationship between Active Directory and Security Groups.

 

By default, entries are created without an assigned security group, and is accessible by all connected users.

 

Entries can have a single security group assigned. A best practices is to assign security groups to groups/folders. This way, all the entries below the folder inherit the same security group.

 

Administration - Security Groups

Administration - Security Groups

 

This feature requires an Advanced Data Source.

 

All entries without security groups are considered public, which means that they are available to all users of the data source.

 

 

Settings

 

Create a security group

 

1.Click on the Add Security Group button to create a security group.

 

Security Groups - Add Security Group

Security Groups - Add Security Group

 

2.Enter a name and a short description of the security group.

 

Security Group dialog

Security Group dialog

 

3.Grant relevant rights to users.

 

Security Group Rights

Security Group Rights

 

Assign a Security Group to an Entry

Security groups can be assigned to entries using the Properties window. Entries can have only one security group assigned. For easy maintenance, we recommend assigning security groups to groups/folders, from which entries below can inherit the security value.

 

Security Group on Group/Folder Entry

Security Group on Group/Folder Entry

 

RDP Session - Security Group Inherited From Parent Group/Folder

RDP Session - Security Group Inherited From Parent Group/Folder