The System Administration Application offers an easy to
use yet comprehensive set of tools to maintain security
settings. There are several layers of security built
into Shop Mate. Because the product is made up
of several stand-alone applications, you can decide which
applications to install on any given PC. The user will only
have access to the applications that have been installed
on his/her computer. Each user must logon to the database
using a logon name and password. The Shop Mate
database uses the industry standard model of users and
- Industry standard group/user security architecture.
- Tools for both front end and back end security.
- Ability to override group settings for individual
- Object level security allowing you to place security
on any object within a window.
- Ability to enable, disable or make invisible
objects on a window.
- Maintain system and user preferences.
You start by creating groups and assigning security
settings to them. When creating a user, you assign that
user to an existing group. Users automatically inherit
the security settings of the group to which they belong.
This relieves you from having to input security settings
for every user. You can override the groups settings
for any specific user. For example, you create a group
called shop and deny access to the Accounting
Application to members of this group. Any user belonging
to the shop group will automatically be
denied access to the Accounting Application. If you wanted
a specific user in the shop group to have
access to the Accounting Application, you can override the
group setting for that user.
There are several ways to implement security. You can
deny access to the window or make parts of the window
invisible to the user. This flexibility
allows you to determine which data a given user can
see. You can also allow users to see the information
on a window while preventing them from changing or deleting
that data. You have total control.