Changing personal settings
When using the Web Interface, you can specify the following personal settings:
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
- Click the Settings (gear) icon in the upper right corner of the Web Interface window.
- Configure the settings as needed.
- 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.
Web Interface Basics
Administrative tasks overview
The Web Interface home page displays categories of administrative tasks supported by the Web Interface. The same categories are displayed along the vertical strip on the left side of the Web Interface window, referred to as Navigation bar. Click icons on the Navigation bar to perform the following tasks:
- Directory Management Browse for, and manage, directory objects, such as users and groups. You can navigate through containers in the directory; view, filter and select objects held in the container; and apply commands to the selected object or container.
- Search Search for, and manage, directory objects. You can select containers in the directory, and specify search criteria. The Web Interface searches in the selected containers and all of their subcontainers, and lists the objects that match your search criteria, allowing you to apply commands to objects in the list.
- Approval Perform the tasks related to approval of administrative operations. The scope of your responsibilities depends upon your role in the approval workflow processes.
- Settings Set up your personal settings that control the display of the Web Interface pages.
- Customization Add, remove, or modify user interface elements, such as menu items (commands) and pages (forms), intended to manage directory objects. This task requires the rights of Active Roles Admin.