The Active Roles Web Interface Administrator Guide is for individuals who are responsible for deploying and tailoring the Web Interface to suit the needs of their organization. This document provides a brief overview of the Web Interface, explains the customization capabilities, and provides instructions on how to customize the Web Interface and perform administrative tasks.
The Active Roles Web Interface is a highly customizable, easy-to-use Web-based application that facilitates the data administration and provisioning in Active Directory. Via the Web Interface, an intranet user can connect to Active Roles using a Web browser and perform day-to-day administrative tasks, including user management tasks such as modifying personal data or adding users to groups.
A Web Interface user can perform administrative tasks and view or modify directory data. However, the user’s scope of authority is limited by the rights delegated in Active Roles. A user sees only the commands, directory objects, and object properties to which the user’s role provides administrative access.
The Web Interface pages are easy to customize. An administrator can customize them without modifying a single line of code. Menu commands can be added or removed, and Web Interface pages can be modified by adding or removing fields that display property values.
The key features and benefits of the Active Roles Web Interface include:
Multiple instances of the Web Interface, referred to as Web Interface sites, can be installed with different configurations. The following is a list of configuration templates that are available out-of-the box.
Each configuration template provides an individual set of commands installed by default. The Web Interface site can be customized by adding or removing commands, and by modifying Web pages (forms) associated with commands.
Although the Web Interface dynamically adapts to roles assigned to users, the ability to tailor separate Web Interface sites to individual roles gives increased flexibility to the customer. It helps streamline the workflow of directory administrators and help-desk personnel. Static configuration of interface elements ensures that Web Interface users have access to the specific commands and pages needed to perform their duties.
Active Roles administrators can use the customization capabilities of the Web Interface to add and remove commands and to modify Web pages (forms) associated with commands. For information about how to perform customization, see “Customizing the Web Interface” later in this document.
Multiple interfaces with different configurations can coexist on a network. Therefore, there is no need to re-configure the Web Interface for each particular role.