it possible to control the level of access for different
users and different projects in a Synthesis repository?
All Synthesis applications store
analysis information in a centralized database (Synthesis
repository) that supports simultaneous access by multiple
users and shares relevant reliability information between
Synthesis-enabled software tools.
When you are working with an enterprise repository or
a standard repository with login security enabled, the flexible
Security Groups feature makes it possible to provide
each user account with different types of access for different
types of projects in the database, if desired. For example, suppose
you want to grant a user read/write access to all projects
that belong to her own organizational group (Department
A), read-only access to all projects that belong to another
group (Department B and Department C), and no access at
all to projects that have been classified as "Confidential."
A user with "Admin" permissions in the Synthesis repository
can perform three simple steps to configure the security
settings to support this requirement:
- Choose File > Manage Repository > Authorized
Users. On the Security Groups tab, create the security
groups shown next.
- Return to the Users tab and create an account for
the user from Department A. As shown in the following
picture, she will be a member of the "Department A"
security group (which will provide read/write access
for all projects that are maintained by her own group)
and also the "Read-Only" security group (which will
provide read-only access for any project in the repository
except the ones classified as "Confidential").
- Choose Project > Management > Manage Projects
and assign the appropriate security groups for every
project in the repository. For example, the following
picture shows the security settings for one of the projects
maintained by Department A. Users in Department A will
be able to access this project with the full set of
read/write permissions that have been granted to the
"Department A" security group, while users in other
departments will have the limited read-only permissions
that have been granted to the "Read-Only" security group.
can my organization manage different types of projects in
a single centralized Synthesis repository?
Each Synthesis repository can contain many different
analysis projects that may be accessed simultaneously by
many different users. The flexible Project Categories
feature allows you to group and manage the projects in a
way that fits the specific needs of the users and the organization.
An authorized user can configure the categories for any
Synthesis repository by choosing File > Manage Repository
> Project Categories. In the following example, the
repository uses two category levels, where the projects
are grouped first by department and then by product line.
Once the categories have been configured, users can assign
a category to each project via the General tab of the Project
Properties window (Project > Management > Edit Project
Any interface that displays a list of the projects in
the current repository can be configured to group the projects
by category. Individual users can also choose to filter
the list so it displays only the projects in selected categories,
as shown next.