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Active Roles On Demand Hosted - Web Interface User Guide

Getting Started Web Interface Basics Performing Management Tasks Using Approval Workflow

Connecting to the Web Interface

To connect to the Web Interface, you need to know the name of the Web server running the Web Interface and the name of the Web Interface site you want to access. The default site names are as follows:

  • ARWebAdmin  Site for administrators; supports a broad range of administrative tasks
  • ARWebHelpDesk  Site for Help Desk; supports the most common administrative tasks
  • ARWebSelfService  Site for self-administration; enables end users to manage their personal accounts

To connect to the Web Interface

  • In the address box of your Web browser, type the address of the Web Interface site, and then press Enter.

For example, to connect to the default site for administrators, you might type http://server/ARWebAdmin where server stands for the name of the Web server running the Web Interface.

Changing personal settings

When using the Web Interface, you can specify the following personal settings:

  • User interface language  The language of the Web Interface pages. This setting affects all menus, commands, and forms of the Web Interface, as well as tool tips and help, allowing the user to view the Web Interface pages in the selected language.
  • Maximum number of objects to display in search results  Determines the maximum number of objects displayed in single-page lists, such as lists of search results or lists that show contents of containers.
  • Use this setting cautiously because displaying a large number of objects may adversely affect performance of your Web browser. Instead of displaying all objects, it would be advisable to use searching and filtering to find the objects you need.
  • Number of items to display per page in paged lists  Determines the maximum number of list items displayed on a single page in multi-page lists. Affects only the lists, such as lists of approval tasks, that are divided into pages, causing each page to display no more items than specified by this setting.

    Use this setting cautiously. If you specify a small number, you will need to page through list items. However, specifying an unreasonably large number may result in poor performance of the list view.

  • Number of page links to display for paged lists  Determines the maximum number of links to pages displayed for multi-page lists. Affects only the lists, such as lists of approval tasks, that are divided into pages, allowing the user to page through list items by clicking page numbers beneath the list. This setting specifies how many page numbers are to be shown and the duration of the Web Interface notification.

Active Roles saves these settings on a per-user basis in the configuration of the Web Interface site. Once saved, the personal settings take effect regardless of which computer is used to access the Web Interface. The user can have different personal settings for different Web Interface sites.

To change personal settings

  1. Click the Settings (gear) icon in the upper right corner of the Web Interface window.
  2. Configure the settings as needed.
  3. Click Save for the changes to take effect.

Logging out of the Web Interface

Logging out of the Web Interface can save Web Interface users from harmful security breaches. Users should log out of the Web Interface when their work is completed.

To log out of the Web Interface

  • Click the name of the current Web Interface user in the top right corner of the Web Interface window, and then click Log out.

The Log out command closes the current Web Interface session and deletes all the session-related data from the local computer.

Not logging out may pose a security risk (for example, if the user accesses the Web Interface from a public computer). In such a case, the Web Interface can forcibly terminate the session due to user inactivity.

The Web Interface provides an inactivity timeout, ensuring that the session is not terminate unexpectedly. The administrator can specify the amount of continuous idle time that must pass in a Web Interface session before a message box pops up to prompt the user for an action. If the user does not respond to the prompt, the session is forcibly terminated after an additional grace period.


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