Eclipse Classic Permissions – XLSecurity.exe

Eclipse is equipped with a security package to ensure that only those with the appropriate permissions are allowed to change critical data, yet flexible enough to allow lower level users to access and use necessary information. All users can be allowed or disallowed access to a multitude of screens and procedures. Xlsecurity.exe can be found in the Master Eclipse folder:

Users Tab

XLSecurity will not be activated until after the first user is installed. Once the first user logs on, they will be considered to be the “Master” and no other users will be able to access information until added to the user list.

Caution: If you open xlsecurity.exe and do not enter yourself as a user, you will be unable to access Eclipse.

The Users page will list all viable users on the system. Along with the user’s name, it will show who added them to the users list “Changed By” and the date that their authorization was last changed “Change Date.”

Adding a User

Click on the “Add” command button at the bottom of the screen. The program will automatically fill in the current user’s ID number in the “Changed By” column and the present date and time in the “Changed Date” column. Enter the name for the user being added in the “User Name” field. Click “Save.”

*Note: This name should be the Windows username of the node user.

Authorized Programs Tab

At this point, the Master can set the permissions among the several tabbed pages of information. Among these pages are sections regarding controllers, orders, parts, maintenance, tools, etc. Each section may have many different items that can have permissions granted or revoked. The possible selections include granting access to entire programs or limitations to access. Some selections limit the user to being able to only read the information. Once all pages have been set for a particular user, click on the “Save” button once again. The user will be listed on the “Users” page. Select the “Add” command button to add additional users and repeat the process.

It is possible to copy an entire set of permissions given to one user and assign them to another user. Once a user is added and saved to the form, select user name that contains the set of permissions that is desired. Select the “Copy All” command button at the bottom of the page. Now, select the user that the permissions will be granted to. After the user is selected, click on the “Paste All” command button then on the “Save” button. Of course, edits can now be made to customize for the new user. This means of adding permissions to a user(s) can reduce the amount of time it takes for selecting and unselecting approvals.

Note: Clicking the “Print” command button will print a list of the permissions.

Note: Once a user is created, you can highlight that user. Selecting “Add” will give you the option to “Use highlighted record for base?” Selecting “Yes” will copy the permissions of the highlighted user for the newly created user.