Managing user access
By using role-based access control, you can set the resources and permissions available to IBM Spectrum Protect Plus user accounts.
You can tailor IBM Spectrum Protect Plus for individual users, giving them access to the features and resources that they require.
Once resources are available to IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, they can be added to a resource group along with high-level IBM Spectrum Protect Plus items such as a hypervisor and individual screens.
Roles are then configured to define the actions that can be performed by the user associated with the resource group. These actions are then associated with one or more user accounts.
- Resource Groups
- A resource group defines the resources that are available to a user. Every resource that is added to IBM Spectrum Protect Plus can be included in a resource group, along with individual IBM Spectrum Protect Plus functions and screens. By defining resource groups, you can fine tune the user experience. For example, a resource group could include an individual hypervisor, with access to only backup and reporting functionality. When the resource group is associated with a role and a user, the user will see only the screens that are associated with backup and reporting for the assigned hypervisor.
- Roles define the actions that can be performed on the resources that are defined in a resource group. While a resource group defines the resources that will be made available to a user account, a role sets the permissions to interact with the resources defined in the resource group. For example, if a resource group is created that includes backup and restore jobs, the role determines how a user can interact with the jobs.
- Permissions can be set to allow a user to create, view, and run the backup and restore jobs that are defined in a resource group, but not delete them. Similarly, permissions can be set to create administrator accounts, allowing a user to create and edit other accounts, set up sites and resources, and interact with all of the available IBM Spectrum Protect Plus features.
- User accounts
- A user account associates a resource group with a role. To enable a user to log in to IBM Spectrum Protect Plus and use its functions, you must first add the user as an individual user (referred to as a native user) or as part of an imported group of LDAP users, and then assign resource groups and roles to the user account. The account will have access to the resources and features that are defined in the resource group as well as the permissions to interact with the resources and features that are defined in the role.