The concept of user accounts is a method of providing security to objects and items encompassed in AutoMate BPA Server. A centralized user access system located in the Server Management Console allows administrators the ability to create and manage users as well as create user groups and assign appropriate users to each group. Administrators can also assign roles or permissions for each user and user group. For instance, certain users or groups can be set with the ability to build tasks but not to put them into production, while others can execute tasks but cannot edit them. An unlimited amount of users and groups can be created, each with their own set of abilities. The point of user groups is to generally provide a quicker and simpler way to assign a specific set of permissions.
Two sets of permissions exist, item permissions and system permissions. Item permissions relate to BPA Server objects or items, such as workflows, tasks, conditions, users, agent groups, etc. Available permissions for such items include the ability to create, modify, manually run, import or export specific objects. System permissions correspond to global procedures that can be set for each user or user group, such as deploying agents, adding licenses, viewing and editing reports or modifying server settings.
The ability to set User Accounts is only available in the Enterprise Edition of BPA Server.