Menu path: Setup > Security > Password

You can assign four different authorization levels:

Administrator: The administrator has full access to the IGEL Setup.

The assignment of the administrator password is a prerequisite for all other rights assignments. Even if the administrator wants to leave the administration of the Setup to the Setup administrator, the administrator password must be set.

An administrator password protects the following critical actions/areas from unauthorized access:


Setup Administrator
: A user to whom rights are assigned for minor administrative tasks. You specify which pages the setup administrator can edit under Accessories > Setup > Page Permissions Setup Administrator.

Setup User: A user who can make some unlocked user settings in the Setup. You specify which pages the setup user can edit under Accessories > Setup > Page Permissions Setup User.

User: This user has no access to the Setup. A user password is required in the following cases:

If you have defined passwords for different authorization levels, a login window appears at the start of the Setup in which you can select an authorization level.

When entering a password, ensure that the correct keyboard layout is enabled.


Administrator

Use password

☑ A password is needed to log in as administrator (root). 

    • A password is also needed for the user, the Setup user and the Setup administrator.
    • The password is set by clicking Change password.

☐ No password is needed to log in as an administrator. Also, no password is needed for the user (user), the Setup user and the Setup administrator. (default)

Change password: Sets the password for the administrator (root).

Effects on local terminal access

Setting an administrator password has the following effects on the access to local terminals:

  • For logging in as root, the administrator password must be entered.
  • Logging in as user is no longer possible.

However, you can allow access for user by making the following settings:

  • Enable the registry key system.security.usershell (Default: Disabled).
  • Set a user password.

For logging in as user, the user password will have to be entered. (See the "User" section of this page).

Setup Administrator

Enable setup administrator access: This option is relevant if an administrator password is set.

☑ The Setup administrator can access the areas of the Setup for which he has authorization.

    • A password is needed to log in as Setup administrator.
    • The password is set by clicking Change password.
    • Further information can be found under Page authorizations.

☐ Setup administrators cannot access the Setup. (default)

Change password: Sets a new password for Setup administrators.

Setup User

Enable user access: This option is relevant if an administrator password is set.

☑ The user can access the areas of the Setup for which they have authorization. Further information can be found under Page authorizations.

    • A password is needed to log in as a setup user.
    • The password is set by clicking Change password.

☐ The user cannot access the IGEL setup. (default)

Change password: Sets the password for the setup user.

User

Use password: This option is relevant if an administrator password is set.

☑ The user (user) needs a password in order to log in to the thin client via the local terminal. The password is set by clicking Change password.

☐ If an administrator password is set, the user (user) cannot log in to the thin client via the local terminal.

If no administrator password is set, the user (user) can log in to the thin client via the local terminal without a password. (default)

Change password: Sets the password for the user (user).

User account for remote access

Enable login

☑ The remote user (ruser) can log in to the thin client via SSH.

Further information can be found under Remote access. (default)

☐ Logging in via SSH is not possible.

Use password

☑ A password is needed to log in via SSH.

☐ No password is needed to log in via SSH. (default)

By clicking Change password, set up a user password.