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Adding a User

Every user of Acquire can have their own login account.

User accounts can only be configured by the server administrator (or users with the ‘Users’ permission) on the server itself.

1. Select ‘Users…’ from the ‘Admin’ menu

The Users screen will be displayed:

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2. Click the ‘Add’ button

The User Entry screen will be displayed:

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3. Enter the fields as follows:

User Name This is the name that identifies the user on the system. It should be entered as it would be written naturally, eg “John Smith”.
Login Name This is the name entered by the user when they are logging in to the web site. It will default to the user name.
Password The password is required when the user logs in to the web site. The password will be concealed whilst being typed.It is not possible to retrieve the a user’s password if they forget it. If the user does forget their password, simply enter a new one.
Last Logged On This is the date that the user last accessed the system.
Company This is the user’s company. This is an optional field.
Department This is the user’s department. This is an optional field.
User ID This is the user’s ID field. This is an optional field.
Email Address This is the email address that the system will use to send email to the user.
Language This is the default language for the user. Once set the user interface will automatically be translated into the selected language when they log in to the web site. Add extra languages using the phrasebook.
Theme This is the graphical style applied to Acquire. It currently only defaults to use the main Acquire theme.
Account Enabled The ‘Account Enabled’ checkbox determines whether the user can log in. To temporarily stop the user from logging in without deleting their account, untick this checkbox.

4. Click the  ’Permissions’ tab

The user permissions screen will be displayed.

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There are two different types of user permissions: ‘Server Management’ and ‘Station’.

Server Management permissions allows the user to administrate the Acquire server.

Station permissions allow the user access to each station.

By default, all stations defined on the Acquire server will be added into the user permission list. In the example above, Acquire is controlling one station called “Station 1″.

5. Select ‘- Create new Role -’ from the Server Management ‘Role’ popup menu

This will allow you to create a new server management role.

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6. Tick the access privileges that the administrator will need

The following access levels are available:

Administration Administrator Mode is required to maintain the server, i.e. set IP addresses of the flow computers, set server preferences, manage the mail queue and clear data.
Configuration Configuration mode is required to make changes to the setup of the server, i.e. modify the P&ID, screens, alarms, audit trail and reports. It also allows the user to make changes to stations, batch settings, custom fields, events, remote server, Modbus server and the OPC server.
Users This option lets the administrator setup and control users and their access levels.
Quit Database This option lets the user quit the database.

7. Click the ‘Save’ button

This will add the new role and select it for the station.

8. Select ’- Create new Role -’ from the station’s ‘Role’ popup menu

This will allow you to create a new role.

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9. Tick the access privileges that the user will need

The following access levels are available:

Accept Alarms The user is able to accept alarms from the alarm screen or the alarm dock.
Batch Add Batch The user can add a batch to the batch schedule.
Batch Certify Batch The user can certify a batch once it has been completed.
Batch Edit Batch The user can edit an existing batch in the batch schedule.
Batch End Batch The user can end a running batch.
Batch Recalculate Batch The user can recalculate a completed batch.
Batch Start Batch The user can start a batch from the batch schedule. Ship loading only.
Batch View Batch The user can view the details of a batch.
Control Valves The user can open and close valves.
Control Prove The user can start a prove.
Edit Level 1 The user can edit level 1 fields.
Edit Level 2 The user can edit level 2 fields.
Edit Level 3 The user can edit level 3 fields.
Edit Level 4 The user can edit level 4 fields.
Edit Level 5 The user can edit level 5 fields.
Edit Level 6 The user can edit level 6 fields.
Edit Level 7 The user can edit level 7 fields.
Edit Level 8 The user can edit level 8 fields.
Edit Level 9 The user can edit level 9 fields.
Edit Level 10 The user can edit level 10 fields.
Reset Prover Control Charts The user can reset the control charts. This is normally done when a meter is replaced.
View Operator P&IDs The user can view Operator P&ID views.
View Technician P&IDs The user can view Technician P&ID views.
View Manager P&IDs The user can view Manager P&ID views.
View Administrator P&IDs The user can view Administrator P&ID views.

10. Click the ‘Save’ button

This will add the new role and select it for the station.

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11. Click the ‘Save’ button

The user account will be saved and added to the Users list:

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The user will now be able to log in to Acquire.