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Active Roles 8.1.3 - Web Interface Configuration Guide

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Default Commands Glossary

Configuring Web Interface menus

For each object type, such as User, Group or Computer, the Command pane displays a menu that represents a list of commands associated with that object type. You can customize a menu by adding or removing commands.

To navigate to the List Existing Menus page

  1. Open the Active Roles Web Interface.
  2. On the Web Interface home page, click Customization, then click Customization Tasks.

    Alternatively, on the Navigation bar, expand Customization, then click Directory Objects.

The List Existing Menus page displays a list of menus. You can click the name of a menu in the list to view a list of commands included in the menu.

Creating a Web Interface menu

You can create new Web Interface menus with the Customization option of the Active Roles Web Interface.

To create a Web Interface menu

  1. Navigate to the List Existing Menus page. To do so, expand Customization on the Navigation bar, then click Directory Objects.

  2. In the right pane, click Create New Menu.

  3. In the Object type list, click an object type. Then, click Finish.

    The Web Interface creates a menu for the object type you selected. The menu has the same name as the object type.

  4. Click Reload to publish your changes.

Deleting a Web Interface menu

You can delete existing Web Interface menus with the Customization setting of the Active Roles Web Interface.

To delete a Web Interface menu

  1. Navigate to the List Existing Menus page. To do so, expand Customization on the Navigation bar, then click Directory Objects.

  2. On the List Existing Menus page, click the name of the menu you want to delete.

  3. In the right pane, click Delete Menu.

  4. Click Reload to publish your changes.

Adding a command to a Web Interface menu

You can add new commands to an existing Web Interface menu with the Customization settings of the Active Roles Web Interface

To create a new command on a menu

  1. Navigate to the List Existing Menus page. To do so, expand Customization on the Navigation bar, then click Directory Objects.

  2. On the List Existing Menus page, click the name of the menu to which want to add the command.

  3. In the right pane, click Create New Command.

  4. In the Command type list, click one of the following:

    • Form Task: Creates a command to open a form.

    • Page View Task: Creates a command to open a custom page.

    • Search Task: Creates a command to perform a search.

    • Set Attribute Task: Creates a command to assign a certain value to a certain attribute of directory objects.

  5. Click Next.

  6. Specify general properties of the command, such as the command name and description.

  7. Specify command properties specific to the type of the command:

    • If you have selected Page View Task, specify the address (URL) of the resource, such as a Web page, that you want the command to open.

    • If you have selected Search Task, specify the parameters of the search you want the command to perform. You can also set up the configuration of the list of search results.

    • If you have selected Set Attribute Task, choose the attribute you want the command to set and specify the value you want the command to assign to that attribute.

  8. Click Finish.

  9. Click Reload to publish your changes.

To add an existing command to a menu

  1. On the List Existing Menus page, click the name of the menu to which want to add the command.

  2. In the right pane, click Add Existing Command.

  3. In the list of existing commands, click the command you want to add to the menu.

    NOTE: The list includes commands that exist in the configuration of the Web Interface site. AS such, it also includes commands that were deleted from menus, so you can use the Add Existing Command function to restore a command on a menu.

  4. Click Save.

  5. Click Reload to publish your changes.

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