User access identifies the users allowed to work at specified access levels within the site and related plant structures. With user access, administrators can control access to data and thereby ensure the security of their project data.
SmartPlant Engineering Manager incorporates user access as an integral product feature by using roles to define and maintain user privileges and rights at the plant structure level, where each application has its own set of rights. Roles are the primary focus, with each role associated to a single Windows user group. Each role is then assigned specific rights for each engineering application and for SmartPlant Engineering Manager.
To see the roles currently defined for a plant, click the Roles node under the plant node in the Tree view.
To view the rights settings for a particular role, right-click the role in the List view and click Properties.
User rights can vary from one plant to another in the same site. These rights are defined by categories. Categories with radio button options indicate that the rights contained within are mutually exclusive, meaning you can choose only one right in that category to apply to the role. In other categories, you can choose multiple rights, as denoted by check boxes.
None — The user is not allowed to execute the application or utility for this plant structure.
Read-Only — The user can execute the application or utility for this plant structure to view the data held within it.
Modify Settings — The user can execute the application or utility for this plant structure to view the data held within it and to modify any custom settings.
Full Control — The user can execute the application or utility for this plant structure and perform all commands and modifications.
SmartPlant Engineering Manager provides roles templates to help you easily create new roles. Because the most labor-intensive part of a role creation is setting the values for the rights, you can create templates for specific roles and then use those templates multiple times. This feature is useful for defining a role template in one site and then reusing that same role template throughout all of your sites.