Setting Preferences for Users and Groups
This chapter describes preferences in OneClick and how to use the Set Preferences dialog to set preferences for users and groups.
Set Preferences Dialog
Preferences in OneClick control the appearance of the OneClick console and the behavior of some user interface options. For example, Preferences control the fonts that are used in tables and the sort order of columns in user interface. You can configure the privileges for users and user groups in OneClick and can also set preferences for users and groups. For more information, see User Administration in OneClick. The Set Preferences dialog lets you set, lock, and save preferences for multiple users and groups.
Selecting View, Preferences from the main OneClick menu opens user-level preference editing for the current user. The Alarm Filter dialog that is accessed from this menu can be launched from a button on the Alarms toolbar or from within the Set Preferences dialog.
The Set Preferences dialog organizes OneClick preference settings into the following groups of tasks:
- Alarms Tab
- Events Tab
- Explorer Tab
- Interfaces Tab
- List Tab
- Locater Tab
- Topology Tab
- VPN Manager
If you select the top-level preferences group in the navigation panel, all available preferences and the tools to edit them are displayed in the content panel. Selecting a preference or preference group in the navigation panel displays the preference or preference group in the content panel.
The left panel of the Set Preferences dialog also lets you lock preferences for the selected user or user group. When you launch the Set Preferences dialog in the context of setting preferences for users and groups, the Set Preferences dialog displays the name of the user or group that is edited at the base of the navigation panel.
Access the Set Preferences Dialog
You can access the Set Preferences dialog to set preferences for a user or user group or to set preferences globally for all users.
User or User Group
Follow these steps:
- On the Users tab, right-click a user or user group to set preferences.
- Select Set Preferences from the menu.The Set Preferences dialog opens.You can now set the preferences for a user or user group.
All Users (Globally)
Follow these steps:
- Right-click the top-level user group (Users) on the Users tab.
- Select Set Preferences from the menu.The Set Preferences dialog opens.You can now set the preferences for all users.
About Setting or Locking Preferences
The OneClick administrator can set and lock user preferences at the global level (all users) or at the user group level. Users cannot lock their own preferences. If a preference is set and locked for a user or group, the user or members of the user group cannot change the preference.
Note:A locked preference can only be unlocked and edited at the level where it is locked. If a preference is locked at the global or user group level, the preference cannot be unlocked or edited at the user level. If the Set Preferences dialog is launched in the context of a given user and a preference is locked at the global or group level for that user, the administrator cannot change the preference status. The lock check box is disabled.
The following OneClick administrator privileges control the access to set user and group preferences:
- The Set User Preferences privilege grants access to set preferences for particular users and groups. This privilege is controlled by the user/group model security string. For more information, see the Glossary.
- The Set Global Preferences privilege grants access to set preferences at the global level.
The following figure shows preferences for the alarm count columns in the Explorer tab. These preferences are edited to display all alarms for the user group administration. No user in this group can change this preference because it is locked at the user group level. Locked preferences display a small padlock icon.
Set or Lock User Preferences
You set or lock user preferences for users or user groups.
Follow these steps:
- Right-click the desired user or user group in the Users tab and click Set Preferences.The Set Preferences dialog opens.
- Navigate to the preference you want to set in the hierarchy in the navigation panel.
- Make changes to the preference in the right panel.
- Select the check box in the Locked column to lock any corresponding preferences.Locking a preference group also locks all preferences that are contained by the preference group. The Locked At column shows the level at which the preference is locked (user, user group, or all users). The Locked By column displays the administrator who locked it.
Alarm Filter Preferences
In addition to being available from a button on the Alarms toolbar, the Alarm Filter dialog can also be launched from the Set Preferences dialog using the Alarms tab, Alarm Filter preference. The right panel displays the Set Alarm Filter button. Access to the alarm filter can be administratively locked. If the alarm filter preference is locked, the filter button in the Alarms toolbar is not available.
You can create multiple alarm filters that are selectable using the Available Filters drop-down in the Alarm Filter dialog. You can configure the available filters for a user or user group and then lock it so the filters cannot be changed but the user can still select from the list of available filters. The Available Filters drop-down is also available on the Alarms tab.
For more information about creating alarm filters, see the Using OneClick section.
Export Individual Alarm Filter Preferences
You can also export individual alarm filter preferences to other users and user groups. The exported filters are added to the user's or user group's existing filters; they replace existing filters. You cannot import individual alarm filters. Instead, all filters from the importing user or user group are added to the existing filters; they replace existing filters.
When exporting preferences in bulk you can only export all alarm filters. You are not given a choice to select individual alarm filters when exporting preferences in bulk. The exported filters replace existing filters.
How the Filter Preferences Work
You can set up either group level filters or user specific filters but not both. When you create alarm filter preferences at user level, you do not get new or modified alarm filters from the group since user preferences take priority over group preferences.
If user has own alarm filter preferences and want to view only group level preferences at user level, do one of the following actions:
- Lock the group level alarm filters or
- Reset the user specific alarm filter preferences
The Reset Defaults button in the Set Preferences dialog lets you reset preference values back to the default. Resetting the preference automatically applies to the selected user or user group. When you reset the preference, the following occurs:
- For a user, it defaults to:
- The setting on the User Group if the user is in a group and the preference is set for the group
- Otherwise, the global setting for all users if set
- Otherwise, the factory default setting
- For a User Group, it defaults to:
- The global setting for all users if set
- Otherwise, the factory setting
- For all users (the top-level Users node), it defaults to:
- The factory setting
You cannot reset preferences that are locked. If you are modifying the preferences for a user and a given preference is locked at the user's group level, you cannot edit, import, or reset that preference.
Import and Export Preferences
Preferences can be imported from a user or user group and exported to other users and user groups.
Follow these steps:
- Right-click the desired user or group in the Users tab, and click Set Preferences.The Set Preferences dialog opens.
- Select the preferences to import or export.Selecting a preference group selects all of the preferences that it contains. If the top-level Preferences folder is selected, all preferences are selected.
- Takeoneof the following steps:
- Click Import to import preferences.
- Click Export to export preferences.
- Verify that the preferences you want to import or export are selected in the dialog, and click OK.The Select User/Group dialog displays the available users and user groups.
For both import and export, the lock state of each preference is also transferred. For example, importing a locked preference from another user also locks that preference for the target user. If you export a preference that is locked at a higher level for the target user/group, the preference setting is not saved.
- When exporting preferences, select a user or user group to which to export. Selecting the top-level Users node specifies all users (global). You only see users/groups for which you have the Set User Preferences privilege. If you lack the Set Global Preferences privilege, you do not see the top-level Users node.
- When importing preferences, select a single user or group from which to import.
- For both import and export, you only see the users and user groups that you have permission to view.