How to Create, Modify and Delete a Profile

The Access Model is accessible through the tab on the bottom of the Model panel. The top item in the Access Model tree is the system owner profile (so) and to make changes in the Access Panel you must be logged on as an administrator.

Profile objects can be used to log in and access the system using the Profile Credentials authentication method (if selected).

Create a Profile

  • To create a new profile right click anywhere within the panel that is not an object to bring up the context menu.

  • Select New  Profile.

Access Model Panel Context Menu
Figure 1. Access Model Panel Context Menu
  • In the Create Profile wizard select a name for the profile and a description. Leave the Administrative Role set to "None" for this example (see note below about Administrative Role option). Expanding the General Authorization and Model Authorization trees, you can select different access rights for the profile. Choose DataStudio in the General Authorization and the I/O Model in the Model Authorization, then click Next.

Create Profile Wizard - Common Settings
Figure 2. Create Profile Wizard - Common Settings
Changing the Administrative Role option to "Administrator" will elevate this profile to a system wide administrator. Profiles that are set to "Administrator" ignore all security settings and have all rights in the overall system. The "Reviewer" option allows access to all the models (except the Access Model) with read-only permissions.
  • In the Profile Credentials step you can specify whether if this profile can be used to login using Profile Credentials by checking the Available option. Enter a password and make note of it, we will later use this to log in to DataStudio. Click Next to see the profile summary or Create to immediately create the profile in the Access Model panel.

Create Profile Wizard - Profile Credentials
Figure 3. Create Profile Wizard - Profile Credentials
  • Select the new profile in the Access Model panel to show the profile access rights in the Object Properties panel. In this way the profile properties can be viewed just like any other object in a Model panel.

Profile in the Access Model Panel and the Object Properties Panel
Figure 4. Profile in the Access Model Panel and the Object Properties Panel

Modifying a Profile

Once a Profile is created, it can be modified by changing the properties in the Object Properties panel (if logged on with in profile with administrative privileges).

For example, the General Authorization and Model Authorization properties can be modified for the "Guest Users" profile:

Modify Profile properties in the Object properties panel
Figure 5. Modify Profile properties in the Object properties panel

A administrator can modify a Profile to make its Profile Credentials no longer available for login, by unchecking the Available option in the Profile Credentials property compound.

To confirm the modified property changes, click Apply.

Deleting a Profile

Once a Profile is created, it can also be be deleted (if logged on with in profile with administrative privileges).

To do this, select the Profile object in the Access model, right click and select Admin  Delete  Object from the context menu. You can also select the object and use the Delete key.

Before the object is deleted you will be asked if you really want to go ahead with the deletion.

Delete Object Confirmation
Figure 6. Delete Object Confirmation

Click Yes to proceed.

Once a Profile is deleted it it can no longer be used to login to the system using Profile Credentials authentication.
It is not possible to delete the so profile. The object is unmodifiable in this way and you will be alerted about this if you try to do so.