User types determine the features an Address Manager user has access to. Use the Non-Administrator user type for typical Address Manager users who manage only DNS and IPAM data. Use the Administrator type for administrators or users who need unlimited access to all Address Manager functions.
|Administrator||Access to the Administration tab: these
users can view and change Address Manager system
settings. Unlimited access to all Address Manager
Note: The Object ID field on the Details pages is only available to users with Administrator access.
|Administrator by group privilege||Non-Administrator users that are members of an administrator group are given the same access and capabilities as an Administrator user.|
Access types determine how the Address Manager user can access Address Manager.
|GUI||These users can access the system only through the web interface: they can't log in to the API (Application Programming Interface).|
|API||These users can access the system only through the API: they can't log in to the web interface.|
|GUI and API||These users can access the system either through the web interface or the API|
Note: When you update from earlier versions of Address Manager, Address Manager assigns existing users the following user type and access type attributes:
- Existing Administrator users become Administrator users with the GUI access type.
- Existing Non-Administrator users become Non-Administrator users with the GUI access type.
- Existing API users become Administrator users with the API access type.
The following examples show situations in which you might use the four user type and access type combinations to address particular needs.
|User and Access Type||Application|
|Non-Administrator + GUI||Use for typical Address Manager users who work with the web interface.|
|Non-Administrator + API||Use for API-based applications that are limited to just DNS and IPAM tasks.|
|Non-Administrator + GUI and API||Use for Address Manager users who work with the web interface and API-based applications that are limited to just DNS and IPAM tasks.|
|Administrator + GUI||Use for Address Manager administrators or users who work with the web interface.|
|Administrator + API||Use for API-based applications that require full access to Address Manager.|
|Administrator + GUI and API||Use for Address Manager administrators or users who work with the web interface and API-based application that require full access to Address Manager.|
Note: Non-Administrator + API users don't have API access to administrative functions. To prevent such access,Address Manager doesn't allow you to set default access rights for Non-Administrator + API users. Access rights for this user and access type combination must be set at the configuration level or lower.