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User Authorization

Last update October 17, 2017

Authorization checks whether an authenticated user can access a resource in a specific manner. In general,

  • If EEM authorization is not enabled, iDash authorizes user access to jobs that run on all configured scheduler instances.  
  • If EEM authorization is enabled, EEM authorizes user access only to jobs that run on CA Workload Automation AE and CA Workload Automation CA 7 Edition instances.

The product can be configured to use one of the following methods of authorization:

  • iDash (default)—Each user has defined permissions in various authorization categories such as job read, job control, alarm actions, SLA management, and dashboard visibility. For example, a user can have read access to all jobs or to specific jobs only. Filters can be created to define multiple users with the same permissions. 
    • iDash authorizes users who log in to the Web UI with CA Workload Automation CA 7 Edition credentials. With proper authorization, these users can access CA Workload Automation CA 7 Edition jobs and their associated SLAs.
    • CA Workload Automation AE instances are authorized against iDash.
    • To have administrator privileges when iDash authorization is used, the user must be defined as type Admin.

    • Other than the password, the security settings for the idashAdm user cannot be changed. This user ID represents the CA Workload Automation iDash superuser.
  • EEM—When EEM authorization is enabled (Security, EEM Configuration, Authorization in the Admin Tool), EEM is used to authorize all configured CA Workload Automation AE and CA Workload Automation CA 7 Edition instances. When the Manage SLAs category is configured, a user with proper job permissions can manage the SLA for that job. For further details on EEM authorization policies, see iDash Authorizations and CA EEM Policies.

    • When properly authorized, EEM users can access CA Workload Automation AE and CA Workload Automation CA 7 Edition jobs, as well as their associated SLAs. 

    • To have administrator privileges, the user must be a member of the specified iDash Admin Group (Security, EEM Configuration, Authorization in the Admin Tool).

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