How to Create, Modify and Delete a User

Create a User

In this example, we will create a new user in the profile that we created in the previous section. However, you can create a user in any existing profile.

Creating a User object below a Profile assigns that user to the Profile, this means that the User will inherit all the permissions and privileges from that Profile. See the section below on de-assigning an existing User object.

User objects are designed to be used in conjunction with Windows User Accounts and Windows Active Directory accounts. They can then be used to log in to DataStudio using the Windows Authentication option.
  • To create a new user navigate to the Access Model panel and right click the Guest User profile (or the profile you wish the user to be assigned to).

  • Select Admin  User from the context menu.

Create New User - Context Menu
Figure 1. Create New User - Context Menu
  • In the object creation wizard specify an Object Name that will be used in the system. Enter the Authenticating Domain and the Account Name of the user. This could be an account for the host machine or some other authenticating domain. Click Create to create the new user in the Access Model tree.

Create Test User - Common Settings
Figure 2. Create Test User - Common Settings
Authenticating Domain and Account Name need to be resolvable by the Core service in order to authenticate a user using the Windows Authentication. Be sure that the Authenticating Domain and Account Name correspond correctly to existing domain and user accounts to gain access to the system using this authentication method.
  • Click on the User object in the Access Model panel, the configured properties can be seen in the Object Properties panel.

User in the Access Model Panel and the Object Properties Panel
Figure 3. User in the Access Model Panel and the Object Properties Panel
  • Log in to Windows using the corresponding User account and then you can use the Windows Authentication option to log in to DataStudio. The User account inherits the permissions and privileges of the parent Profile object.

Modifying a User

Once a User object is created, it can be modified by changing the properties in the Object Properties panel (if logged on with in profile with administrative privileges).

For example, the Authenticating Domain can be modified in the "Test User" object.

Modify User properties in the Object properties panel

To confirm the modified property changes, click Apply.

Deleting a User

Once a User is created, it can also be be deleted (if logged on with in profile with administrative privileges).

To do this, select the User object in the Access model, right click and select Admin  Delete  Object from the context menu. You can also select the object and use the Delete key.

Before the object is deleted you will be asked if you really want to go ahead with the deletion.

Delete Object Confirmation
Figure 4. Delete Object Confirmation

Click Yes to proceed.

De-assigning a User from a Profile

A User can be de-assigned from a Profile by either deleting it (see above) or disabling the User object in the Access Model.

  • To disable the User object, select it in the Access Model, right-click and select Admin  Disable  Object from the context menu. You can also select the object and use the F9 shortcut key.

  • Before the object is disabled you will be asked if you really want to go ahead and disable the object.

Disable Object Confirmation
Figure 5. Disable Object Confirmation
Once a User has been de-assigned it can no longer be used to login to the system using the Windows Authentication method.
  • The User object can be enabled again by selecting Admin  Enable  Object from the context menu. You can also select the object and use the F9 shortcut key.