Granting access permissions for a user in the Metasys UI - Metasys - LIT-1201528 - General System Information - Metasys System - 12.0.50

Security Administrator System Technical Bulletin

Brand
Metasys
Product name
Metasys System
Document type
Technical Bulletin
Document number
LIT-1201528
Version
12.0.50
Revision date
2023-06-02
Language
English
  1. To grant permission for a user for a particular category, tap or click on the desired permission column. A white check mark on a green circle appears. To remove a user-assigned permission, click the icon.
  2. Tap or click SAVE to save your settings and exit the Category Access tab, or tap or click CANCEL to exit the tab without saving your changes.
The following table lists the available permissions.
Important: Some of the available permissions listed below are applicable to SMP only. See the notes in the Description column for further details.
Table 1. Available permissions
Name Description
No Access The No Access column shows the combined settings for No Access from all of the user's roles and is disabled when assigning permissions to a user.
View Gives the user the following privileges:
  • view event
  • snooze event
  • focus view in panel
  • view item value
  • view item on graphic
  • view item in report
  • summary view in panel
  • user navigation views (display panel only)
  • view all extensions in panel
  • hyperlink from graphic
  • view the list of attribute commands (generic integration object)
Important: To snooze an alarm in the Alarm Bar, the user must have View permission and Manage Item Events permission. The Alarm Bar is a feature in SMP only.
Advanced View Gives the user the same privileges as the View permission, in addition to the capability of editing the advanced attributes for users with edit privileges. When not selected, the Advanced option in all item views (for example, Focus view) is disabled.
Note: This refers to SMP only. Metasys UI views do not have an Advanced View option.
Operate Gives the user the following privileges:
  • Adjust commands
  • State commands based on States Text - binary value (BV), binary output (BO), multistate value (MV), multistate output (MO)
  • Setpoint
  • Route (Trend)
  • Execute (Trend)
  • Re-command (Interlock)
  • Set State
Intervene Gives the user the following privileges:
  • Release
  • Release All
  • Operator Override
  • Release Operator Override
  • Timed Operator Override (TOO)
  • Enable
  • Disable
  • Preset Counter
  • Reset - Pulse Meter, Analog Object, Totalization, Optimal Start (OST)
  • Add Recipient Command and Remove Recipient Command (Notification)
  • Cancel Delay Time (Analog Alarm)
  • Cancel Report Delay (Multistate Alarm)
  • Clear (Trend)
Diagnostic Gives the user the following privileges:
  • Latch/Clear Statistics
  • Analyze Filed bus
  • Out-of-Service
  • In Service
  • Timed Out of Service (TOS)
Manage Item Events Gives the user the following privileges:
  • Acknowledge
  • Annotate
Note: Applies to category-based events and allows the user to display an alarm in the Alarms Window (also referred to as Metasys - Events and Alarm Bar.) The Alarm Bar is a feature in SMP only.
Manage Energy Gives the user the following privileges:
  • Optimal Start (OST) Commands: Start/Stop Meter, Cancel Prestart/Prestop
  • Load Commands: Shed, Release Load, Comfort Override, Release Comfort Override, Lock, Unlock
  • Demand Limiting Load Rolling (DLLR) Commands: Set Mode, Set Target, Reset Profile, Reset Interval, Reset Initialization Parameters
Modify Items Gives the user the following privileges:
  • Modify Item (cannot add or delete)
  • Commands included: Use generic integration object (GIO) to Change Name, Change Units, and Change Display Precision.
Note: When users modify items, they can only set the Authorization Category property of a modified object to a category for which they have Modify Items access permission.
Configure Items Gives the user the following privileges:
  • Add, Modify, or Delete an Item
Note: When users create objects, they can only set the Authorization Category property to a category for which they have configuration access permission. The functionality to create objects is available in SMP only.
Note: There are slight layout differences on a smartphone. For example, select User Details, Account Settings, Timesheet, and Category Access from the drop-down menu in the upper-left of the phone screen.