Home Evaluation Summary for programmers Product limitations Goals of Axisbase Quick start Installation Using the launchpad and opening databases Connecting to a sample database Using building blocks Planning Define the purpose Define the requirements Borrow existing work Determine the architecture Design the data model Design the process model Deploy and maintain the product
building blocksPerforming a mailmerge Bulk e-mailing
ProgrammingSingle-threaded progress indicator in c#
Database menu itemsImport XML Save Copy As Integrity Check Change Password
Database Properties windowOpening the database properties window Record types tab Display types tab Roles and Users tabs Sidebar tab Database ID/Links tab Counters tab
Building blocksBuilding blocks window Editing grids and cells Hyperlinks and nesting Data Subset window Data Outsource window List window Window window Report window Bulk Operation window Label Printer window Choosing a data source
Special topicsExpression syntax Browse records Storing building blocks within other building blocks Programming Using custom code in building blocks Using Axisbase as an embedded database Axis1.Util namespace reference Axis1.Data namespace reference (Fishnets) Axis1.Data namespace reference (other) Axis1.Forms namespace reference
Roles and Users tabs
Use the Roles and Users tab to set up your security system.
In a simple security system, the administrator assigns privileges, or rights, directly to each user. But with role-based security, there is an additional layer called roles between the list of users and the list of rights.
It is easiest to understand with an example: A delivery company has several employees, and their job functions are concisely described as drivers, dispatchers, and administrative. You would set up three roles in Axisbase: driver, dispatch, and admin. You would attach rights to each of the roles. You would add users, and assign each user to one or more roles.
The advantage is that as you hire new people, you simply add a user and indicate what role the user plays, and you can delete users, and never lose information about your security policies.
In Axisbase, all users have the right to view all data, by default, and roles are used to give rights to change data. If you need to restrict rights to view, use external business logic code.
Setting up roles
Use the Roles tab in the database Properties window to set up roles.
For each role, create a detail record for each record type that the role has rights to modify, and check Edit, Create, and/or Delete to indicate the type of modification that is associated with the right.
Your roles will look something like this, with multiple detail records for each role:
Setting up users
After you have set up roles, set up users in the Users tab.
You can select from the dropdown list of roles, or type any number of roles separated by commas.
To set the initial password for a user, or reset it to a temporary password, enter the password in the password column. Otherwise leave it blank. If a termporary password is set, the user will be asked to change it the next time they connect.