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Adding Remote Users (Host/Domain)

  • Date: Nov 03, 2015

Adding Remote Users (Host/Domain)

When a spool request comes in from another host system, either via LPD or a linked Windows printer, OM Plus will attempt to resolve a ‘local’ user name so that it can apply security measures. Remote users are how this is done. If a request comes in and a local user is not resolved, the request will get whatever the permissions the ‘guest’ security group has.

Remote users are also used to resolve command requests from the OM Plus Client. The client will send the user name that is logged in to the client system and the host name (or Windows domain name) of that system whenever it processes a command. Again, if there is no resolved local user, the security permissions will be as the ‘guest’ group.

The local user will be resolved from the combination of what host the remote request came from and what the user ID from that host was given. For computers connected to a Windows domain, the Host will be the base domain name (as stored in the USERDOMAIN environment variable).

1. From the OM Plus Security Maintenance Host/Domain screen click Add to define a remote user to correspond with a pre-defined local user.

The New Login screen appears.

New Login

2. In the Host/Domain field, enter the hostname, IP address, or Windows domain name of the computer on which the user will work. If an asterisk character (*) is entered in this field, the local user will be resolved based only on the remote user name.

3. In the User ID field, enter the name the user will enter when logging into the remote system or Domain. If an asterisk is character (*) is entered in this field, the system will not care what the user ID was. It will apply the local user field to all user ID’s from the associated domain.

4. In the Resolved User field, enter the name of the user to associate, as it appears on the User List tab, and then click OK. If an asterisk character (*) is entered in this field, the system will use whatever Remote Users was sent by the system as the local user name.

If an asterisk is put in both the Remote User and Local User fields, the system will use as the local user the user ID that the user logged into their session with. They can then be added to the Security groups by their operating system login id.

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