Multiple administrators can access the SPS web interface simultaneously, but only one of them can modify the configuration. This means that the configuration of SPS is automatically locked when the first administrator who can modify the configuration opens a configuration page (for example the Basic Settings or the AAA menu). The System Monitor field displays the username and IP address of the administrator locking the configuration. Other administrators must wait until the locking administrator navigates to a SPS page that does not require locking, the administrator logs out, or the session of the administrator times out. However, it is possible to access the Search and Reporting menus,
Accessing SPS using the REST or the RPC API locks the configuration similarly to accessing SPS from the web interface.
If an administrator logs in to SPS using the local console or a remote SSH connection, access through the web interface is completely blocked. Inactive local and SSH connections timeout just like web connections. For details, see Accessing the SPS console.