Manage administrator accounts

Use the Administrators page to manage administrative accounts. You can create, edit, delete, and lock administrator accounts. You can also expire and reset administrator account passwords. If a custom hierarchical administration exists in an organization, you can specify different privileges for each administrator. Use the Change Password page to change your password even if you cannot edit accounts.

To display the Administrators page, select Accounts > Administrators in the Administration Tool. To show only administrators whose names match a character string, type the string in the field in the Search pane and click Search.

For each administrator, you can view the information described in the following table.

Field Description
Status

Reports the current status of the administrator account:

  • Active – The account is neither locked nor expired.
  • Expired – Manual action or the expiration interval set the account as Expired.
  • Locked – Manual action or login failures set this account as Locked. The account might also be Expired.
Administrator Name The name given to the Administrator account
Full Creation Path Applies only to delegated administrators. Shows the path for the parent administrator. For example, the path might look like: admin/deladmin1/subdeladmin1.
Administrative Role

Role assigned to the administrator account. The predefined administrative roles are:

  • Master Administrator – Access to all menus, tabs and pages of the Administration Tool. Cannot be modified.
  • Database Administrator – Access to the Database Setting page only. Only the dbsetup administrator can have this role. Cannot be modified.
  • Setup Administrator – Access through the custom Configure menu to pages required to perform the post-installation tasks and setup operations described in the SecureTransport Getting Started Guide. Cannot be modified.
  • Account Manager – Access restricted to the User Accounts, Unlicensed Users Accounts, Service Accounts, Templates, and Business Units pages on the Accounts menu and all pages on the Access menu.
  • Application Manager – Access restricted to the pages on the Service Accounts and Applications menus.
  • Delegated Administrator – Configurable access to menus and data based on the function the administrator has within an organization.
Password Status

The password status is reported differently depending on whether or not password expiration is enabled on the Admin Settings page.

If password expiration if enabled, this field shows one of the following:

  • the expiration date
  • the date the password expires
  • a reminder to change the password at the next login
  • non-expiring

If password expiration if not enabled, this field shows one of the following:

  • the date the password was changed
  • a reminder to change the password at the next login
  • no change recorded

Depending on your policy for these accounts, you can use the Reset function to mark the last password change time as the current time, or use the Expire function to force a password change at next login.

Last Login Reports the last login attempt recorded. This is either the date and time of the last successful login, or if the last recorded activity was a failed login, the number of failures and the date and time.

The following topics provide how-to instructions for managing administrator accounts:

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