Algorius Net Viewer Manual | User Accounts
The Algorius Net Viewer server is accessed using accounts. This allows organizing multi-user work.
During server configuration, the authentication method on the Algorius Net Viewer server is set: by password or Negotiate (Kerberos, NTLM).
When using authentication by password, the Algorius Net Viewer server is accessed using a configurable list of accounts (users). Each user is given a name and a password. In addition, the full name and e-mail address can be specified. This is not required, but recommended. In future versions, emails will be used as means of password restoration.
When using Negotiate authentication, the user is the current user of your operating system or domain. The following formats are available for specifying the name of the user or user group:
- User name — access only for the specified user of the current computer, for example: Administrator
- User group — access only for the users from the specified group of the current computer, for example: Administrators
- Computer name\User name — access only for the specified user of the specified computer, for example: OurServer\Administrator
- Domain name\User name — access only for specified user from the specified domain, for example: OurDomain\Domain administrator
- Domain name\User group — access only for users from the specified group of the specified domain, for example: OurDomain\AlgoriusNetViewerAdminstrators
For each user, you must specify a role in Algorius Net Viewer. The role determines the available actions:
- Guest — can only view the specified maps and inventory cards, can create reports (barring Monitoring queue and Web Access log).
- Designer — all of the above, plus can edit the specified maps and inventory cards.
- Administrator — all of the above, plus can adjust server configuration (barring user account management), can view the Monitoring queue reports.
- Super-Administrator — has no access restrictions. All of the above, plus can manage user accounts, add/delete maps and view the Web Access logs.
For each user, you can specify a list of allowed maps. If no maps are specified as permitted to a user, all maps will be considered permitted.
Note: When using authentication by password, Algorius Net Viewer does not save user passwords, only the hash using the PBKDF2 algorithm is saved. When using Negotiate, the authentication is performed by operating system.
To configure user accounts on the server, go to server settings and select User Accounts:
This section is only available for Super-Administrators.
To add a new user account, click Add. To configure an account, select it from the list and click Edit. To change password for an account, select it from the list and click Password. To delete accounts, select them from the list and click Delete.
Algorius Net Viewer doesn't save the user accounts, it only saves hash using the PBKDF2 algorithm.
A starter user account (Super-Administrator) is created during the initial server installation, at the Authorization step.