In System Setup>User Rights and Authentication, you can set up and edit users, user rights, and remote authentication servers. To have access to these settings, you must be logged on to the system as a user administrator, i.e. the User rights and Authentication Servers check box has been selected.

When you add a new user, you are setting up a local user on the StruxureWare Data Center Operation server by default. The user's e-mail address is used by the system to send automatic notifications, e.g. related to work order assignments (StruxureWare Data Center Operation: Change feature). If you are setting up a remote user, you must fill out the information on the Authentication Servers tab to have the information supplied by that server.

Follow the below instructions or watch this video tutorial to learn how to set up users and grant user rights.

Managing local users

Unless you set up a remote user as described below, new users are added as local users on the Data Center Operation server.

  1. Add and edit users in the system by using the buttons in the Users section of the Users tab.
  2. Fill out the user information, including defining that it is a local user.

When you are setting up a local user, user information is stored directly on the Data Center Operation server. This method provides the ability to create user accounts without the need to connect to any external systems or repositories.

The user's e-mail address is used by the system to send automatic notifications, e.g. related to work order assignments (StruxureWare Data Center Operation: Change feature).

To change a user's password, click Edit user in the Users section of the Users tab, type and verify the new password.

Managing remote users

  1. Fill out the information on the Authentication Servers tab.
  2. Add and edit users in the system by using the buttons in the Users section of the Users tab.
  3. To fill out the user information, select Remote and the predefined authentication method from the drop-down list. The name, e-mail address, and password data is supplied by the authentication server.

When you are setting up a remote user, user information is stored on

  • StruxureWare Data Center Expert server as a remote repository with user information. The Data Center Operation server requires connection setup to the StruxureWare Data Center Expert server in order to obtain the user information.
  • LDAP or Active Directory server. The Data Center Operation server requires connection setup to the server and logon information is required.

When a remote user attempts to log on to the Data Center Operation server, the user credentials (user name and password) are sent to the authentication server associated with that user. It is that server, and not the Data Center Operation server, that authenticates the log on attempt.

We support LDAPv3 both ldaps:// and ldap://

The operations done are only read operations on the following fields:  cn,  uid,  mail

User groups are not supported in StruxureWare Data Center Operation and you cannot import user groups from a remote authentication server.

Tested and verified OS versions for Enterprise Active Directory is 

Windows OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and  2012 SP1
Forest function level: Windows Server 2008 and 2012
Domain functional level: Windows Server 2008 and 2012

See also

Setting up the System
Managing User Rights

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