Before you create a user ID and choose an access level, consider the following questions:
- How many users do you want to create?
- What functions do you want the users to access?
- Where will you store information about the users?
Here are the access levels to consider when setting up users:
- A system-wide administrator access allows users to:
- Create other user accounts
- Access all applications and services running on this processor (groov Manage, groov View, etc.)
- Change the passwords of other accounts
- Sign out any and all users currently logged into this processor
- Disable the control engine
- A system-wide administrator also receives a unique API key. This key is used by software clients that need to access (read/write) data (API endpoints).
NOTE: An administrator cannot delete their own account. Another administrator however, can delete this account.
groov Manage access is an administrator-level function, so if the user is a system-wide administrator, they have access to groov Manage. If the user is not a system-wide administrator, they do not have access to groov Manage.
NOTE: Access to groov Manage can only be set by a system-wide administrator.
groov View access has several levels including:
- Node-RED access is either Editor or Off.
NOTE: For system-wide administrators, Editor is the automatic and only access level for Node-RED. For all other users, you can set the access level to either Editor or Off.
PAC REST API access has several levels including: