WebIQ - User Management

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User Management Guide
How to use the User Manager

To allow user management, the User Manager needs to be configured.WebIQ User ManagerWebIQ User Manager

First of all, create several User Groups to manage different user rights (such as admin, guest, etc.). Create User GroupsCreate User Groups

Go to the Groups tab and click on "Create entry". Insert a Group name and click on "Apply". Now, add as many users as you want.

Create UsersCreate Users

Go to the Users tab and click on "Create entry". Add the Username, Password and assign the user to the corresponding Group. Click on Apply. The Users configured in the User Manager are the nes available for login in the HMI initial page, as shown below: 4.png

Then, all that’s left is configure Access Groups. Access Groups are assigned to items (configured in the Process Data Manager) to provide different access rights for each group of users.Configure the Access GroupsConfigure the Access Groups

Go to the Access Groups tab and click on “Create entry”. Assign a name to the Access Group. Click on the “+” button to configure Access Rights for each specific Group and select the User group you want to assign access rights to.Configure the Access GroupsConfigure the Access Groups

There are 4 different access rights levels you can assign to a specific group. Configure the Access GroupsConfigure the Access Groups

So, for instance, assign the access rights level “Read” to the guest Group for the “process-data” Access Group and “Read/Write” to the guest Group for the “internal-data” Access Group. This means that if you’re logged in as Guest in your HMI, you’ll only be able to read all items assigned to the “process-data” Access Group and to read and write all items assigned to the “internal-data”. Further clarification will follow. 

To assign items to Access Groups, go to the Process Data Manager.Assign Items to Access GroupsAssign Items to Access Groups

Go to the Items tab, select the item you’re interested in and click on the “…” button corresponding to the Accessgroup field.Assign Items to Access GroupsAssign Items to Access Groups

Select the Access Group you want to assign the specific item to and click on “Apply”.

For instance, the selected item “prod_velocity” is assigned to the “process-data” Access Group. The “process-data” Access Group is configured in such manner that Admin user group has full access rights (Read/Write/Lock/Supervisor) and Guest user group has only Read access rights, as shown in the picture below:Assign Items to Access GroupsAssign Items to Access Groups

In my User Manager I have only two users configured: “boschrexroth” user (assigned to the Admin group) and “utente1” user (assigned to Guest group).11.png

This means that, on the one hand, the user “utente1” will only be able to read the “prod_velocity” item displayed in the HMI; on the other hand, “boschrexroth” user will have full access rights to “prod_velocity” item, including read and write.

Refer to "Access Groups Functioning" video attached below for further clarification on Access Groups.

How to configure Runtime Users

There are several widgets you can use for user management.User management widgetsUser management widgets

The “User List” widget can be used to have a complete list of all users configured in your project, as shown below:The "User List" widgetThe "User List" widget

The “User Info” widget shows the current logged-in user.The "User Info" widgetThe "User Info" widget

The “User Select” creates a selectable list of all users configured in the project.The "User Select" widgetThe "User Select" widget

The “User Controller” widget can be used to create and modify runtime users.The "User Controller" widgetThe "User Controller" widget

You can easily create a runtime user by using the “User Controller” widget, as shown in the "Create a runtime user" video attached below.

All you need to do is add the “User Controller” widget in your project layout and run it. Click on the “Add” button on the widget and a new user configuration window will pop up. Add your new username, the group you want to add the new user in, default language for the new user and its password.

How to create a Logout button

To switch between multiple users, you need to add a logout button to your HMI project. To start, add a simple button into your project layout.Add a Logout buttonAdd a Logout button

Click on your new logout button and go to its “Config” tab. Swipe down to its UI Actions.Add a Logout buttonAdd a Logout button

Here, open the UI Actions list and select the “Logout (final)” action.Add a Logout buttonAdd a Logout button22.png23.png

At this point, your logout button should be able to log your user out and to open the initial page, as shown in the "Logout button functioning" video attached below.

You can also choose to create a logout button with logout confirmation. All you need to do is select “logout-confirm (final) from the UI Actions list of your button and add the message you want to display as your logout confirmation.25.png26.png27.png

Now your logout button should work as shown in the "Logout confirmation button" video attached below.


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