In the IGEL OS, you can define passwords for different authorization levels (e.g. administrator, setup administrator, setup user, etc.) to protect the system against unauthorized changes, see Password - Restrict Access to IGEL OS Components. If a password was set up for the administrator, the IGEL Setup can only be opened with administrator rights, i.e. after entering the administrator password. However, it can be necessary to provide access to individual areas of the IGEL Setup for administrators performing minor administrative tasks, so that they can change local settings if they are not configured by a profile. This may be required, for example, to allow modifying printer settings or custom commands, adding a new local session like a Chromium browser, etc. 

The following article explains how to specify which options in the IGEL Setup should be visible and/or configurable for the setup administrator. For details on configuring permissions for the setup user, see Setup User Permissions - Define Access to IGEL Setup Areas.

Menu path: Accessories > Setup > Setup Administrator Permissions

To enable setup pages for the setup administrator, proceed as follows:

  1. In the Setup, go to Accessories > Setup > Setup Administrator Permissions and enable those areas to which the setup administrator is to have access.

    Possible settings:

    NodeSetup Page

    not visiblenot visible

    visiblenot visible


    This is an example of possible settings:

     If you enable a setup page on the lower levels, the node points required for access will automatically be marked as visible (but blocked for editing purposes).

    Example: If you activate all sub-nodes under Display (see the screenshot above), the higher-level Display node will still be marked as , and, therefore, settings on the Display page itself will be invisible for the setup administrator. This means you have to actively mark the higher-level node as  if editing has to be enabled.

  2. If not already done: Under Security > Password, enable the password for the administrator and the setup administrator.

    If administrators are to be allowed to edit parts of the setup even without a password, create a quick setup session, the password for the setup administrator will not be enabled in this case.