Application Administration is an optionally installable component of iSeries™ Navigator. Administrators can use Application Administration to control the functions and applications available to users and groups on a specific system.
This includes controlling the functions available to users that access their system through clients. If you access a system from a Windows® client, the operating system user profile, not the Windows user, determines which functions are available.
Application Administration controls access to any application that has a defined administrable function on your system. iSeries Navigator and iSeries Access for Windows are examples of applications that have defined administrable functions. For example, you can grant or deny access to the printer output function in basic operations, or grant or deny access to the entire basic operations administrable function in iSeries Navigator.
How does Application Administration work?
Application Administration provides a convenient graphical user interface (GUI) that allows you to control the functions that are available to users and groups. When a user accesses an administrable function, the system reads the user's access setting to determine whether the user is allowed to access that function.
What are the Central Settings?
Previously, you were able to simply deny or allow access to a function. Now you can set up an administration system to centrally manage many of the properties used by iSeries Access for Windows clients and work with advanced Application Administration settings (Central Settings). These new settings are equivalent to the Client Access Express Policies.
If you have configured an administration system, you can work with the Central Settings on that system. An administration system is the only type of system that contains Central Settings. You can use the Central Settings on the administration system to manage which applications are available to users and groups. With the Central Settings, you can also customize advanced settings for users or groups. These advanced settings allow you to control what environments are available to specific users and groups. Also, the administrator, through the advanced settings can control password, connection, service, language settings, and specify if you want to automatically determine if new plug-ins are available for installation.
- What's new for V5R4
This topic highlights changes to Application Administration in V5R4.
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- Application Administration concepts
Before you begin working with Application Administration, you should become familiar with some concepts.
- Installing Application Administration
You can install Application Administration at the time you install iSeries Access for Windows. If you have already installed iSeries Access for Windows, you can choose Selective Setup from the iSeries Access for Windows folder to install additional components.
- Planning your Application Administration strategy
In order to optimally use all of the functions available through Application Administration, it is essential that you plan a strategy that is specific to your company.
- Setting up Application Administration
To configure Application Administration, configure each system's Local Settings individually. Also, configure the administration system.
- Managing Application Administration
With Application Administration, you can specify access settings for a function, user, or group. You can use Central Settings to control additional functions, such as warning users before their passwords expire and specifying which environments users or groups can access.
- Scenarios: Application Administration
These scenarios show how one can apply Application Administration to their company's strategy. These scenarios explain a particular company's plan and how to execute their plan through Application Administration.