Designate an Administrator as a System Admin

By default, Admins in Metric Insights are able to perform any function on any element or object and to access all data in the system.  

Beginning in Release 6.2.3, there is:

  1. A new System Variable, “ALL_NEW_ADMINS_ARE_SYSTEM_ADMINS” with a default value of “Yes”
  2. An additional Setting, System Admin, on each Admin's User's Editor > Info tab
    1. Regardless of the value of the System Variable, what an individual Admin can do is controlled by their System Admin setting.
    2. Each existing Admin is set to “Yes” at instance upgrade
    3. Each new Admin defaults to "Yes"

Via the System Admin setting, organizations can restrict Admins from performing the following functions:

  1. Edit System Variables
  2. Manage System Backups
  3. Access the User Editor of an Admin with System Admin set to “Yes”
  4. Login as an Admin with System Admin set to “Yes”

1. Manage the System Admin capability:  Admin > System > System Variables

  1. Filter on "Admins" and check the existing setting's option
    • If "Yes", no further action is required since the feature is enabled
  2. If "N", click the Edit icon on the rightmost side of the row
    • On Edit Variable popup, change the Assigned value to "N"
    • [Save]
  3. When the grid is re-displayed, [Commit Changes]

2. Make an Admin a System Admin:  Admin > Users & Groups > Users > select an Admin or Create a new Admin > Info tab

  1. Set System Admin to "Yes"
    1. [Save]
  2. When this Admin logs in, the options to reach the Admin > System > System Variables or System Backup pages are is available. This Admin can
    • Edit the User Editor of an Admin who has System Admin set to "Yes" as well as other Users
    • Login as any Admin designated as a System Admin = "Yes" as well as other Users
    • Manage System Variables and System Backups
    • Continue to perform all other Admin functions and access all data

3. When an Admin is NOT designated as a System Admin

  1. System Admin is set to "No"
  2. When this Admin logs in, the options to reach the Admin > System > System Variables or System Backup pages are not available.  This Admin:
    • Cannot maintain System Variables or manage System Backups
    • Cannot access the User Editor of an Admin who has System Admin set to "Yes"
    • Cannot login as any Admin with System Admin set to "Yes"
    • Can continue to perform all other Admin functions and access all data.