Controlling Access to Administrative Functions

Alloy Navigator Express offers a number of special Management and Administration permissions for the administrators. These permissions are divided in two groups:

  • Administrative Access — this permission allows role members to log in to the Settings and grants access to other administrative tools such as the Import tool, the Automation Server Manager, and others.

    IMPORTANT: You must always have a role with the Administrative Access permission. It is highly recommended to assign this role to administrators only.

  • Advanced Administrative Functions — these permissions control access to advanced administrative functions:
    • Batch Update — enables making identical changes in multiple records at once. For details, see Help: Batch-updating fields in multiple records.
    • IMPORTANT: In order to enable an administrator to use the batch update operation, you must additionally grant the Modify permission on the objects that will be updated. Otherwise, the administrator will be unable to perform the actual Batch Update. For details, see Controlling Access to Objects.

    • Shared View Management — allows role members to create, modify, and delete shared data views.

    • Export Views — allows role members to export views data.

    • Local Snippets Management — allows role members to create, modify, and delete personal snippets. For details, see Help: Using Snippets.

    • Shared Snippets Use — allows role members to use shared snippets. For more information on shared snippets, see Managing Shared Snippets.

  • Network Inventory — these permissions control access to the Network Inventory component of Alloy Navigator Express:
    • Administration — grants full control to all Network Inventory functions and tools.

    • Audit Management — allows role members to manage their own discovery, audit, and recalculation tasks using Network Inventory.

    • View — grants access to Network Inventory and allows role members to browse and view audited computers and network devices.