Menu Security

As with all Passwords, user names or groups can be listed here.

*   is a wild card (example ad* to allow admin1, admin2, etc.).

!   is an exclude symbol (!admin excludes the admin group).

Type B and U Security

Setting Up P Security

Lab 3: Setting Up Type P Security

Overview: In this activity, you will establish the parameters for the system to use for a type P
security. See “Security Flow by Types” on page 16 of the Manager Functions Training Guide.

  1. Select Security Control File (36.5.24/36.3.24). Note type P is the default Security Option.
  2. Enter a three-character prefix in the Session ID Prefix field. PROGRESS uses this prefix when creating and naming temporary files. PROGRESS creates and uses temporary files for many of its internal operations. These temporary files get created in the directory where you started MFG/PRO. This is the directory where the client startup script was run from (character) or the working directory on the icon used to start MFG/PRO (Windows). These temporary files can be redirected if the -T startup parameter was used. Wherever these temporary files are created, they will have the prefix specified in this field, followed by a number.

Since all the databases are copies of mfg (mfgtrain, mfgdemo, production, etc.), they all have the same prefix, and use a number from an internal counter, which is initialized at the same value on each. As this may imply, if multiple MFG/PRO sessions are started against different databases, but from the same directory, temporary file name conflicts can overwrite or corrupt other sessions’ temporary files. For this reason, you should make the Session ID Prefix unique in each database.

  1. In the Timeout minutes field, enter the number of minutes a user’s screen can sit idle (without keyboard interaction) before being automatically logged off. If set to 0 (zero), this option is not activated.
  2. In the Password Expiration Days field, enter the number of days a user can use the same password before being prompted to change to a new one. If set to 0 (zero), this option is not activated.
  3. The system prompts: Do you wish to continue?
  4. Answer Yes.

Note Type P security scheme will never keep any user out of MFG/PRO. Type P security is only as good as the individual menu, account, field, or entity security that you set up.

Test Menu Security

Overview: In this activity you will test menu security. See “Security Flow by Types” on page 16
of the Manager Functions Training Guide.

  1. Select Item Inventory Data Maintenance (1.4.5). Do you have access to it?
  2. Select Menu Password Maintenance (36.5.1/36.3.1), and enter the following








yourloginpw (For example, if your login is sra, you enter srapw.)

  1. Press Go to accept.
  2. Return to the MFG/PRO login screen. Press End, and choose Sign On at the Main Menu.
  3. Log in with a password other than yourloginpw. In the example shown in step 2, it would be a password other than srapw.
  4. Select Item Data Menu (1.4). Does selection 5 (Item Inventory Data Maintenance) show up?
  5. Go back to the login screen.
  6. Log in with the password, yourloginpw. Using the example given in step 2, you would login with srapw.
  7. Select Item Data Menu. Does selection 5 (Item Inventory Data Maintenance) show up now?