Posts Tagged ‘multi-level user directory’

A Linux Powered Console Server Can Provide Different Access Rights to Different Users

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Network administrators and support personnel are often faced with the difficult challenge of fixing problems with vital network elements at remote network equipment racks. Obviously, a network administrator doesn’t have time to travel to remote sites in order to fix problems in person, and that’s exactly why the secure remote access capabilities provided by a Linux powered console server are such a useful tool for both administrators and support personnel.

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A Multi-Level User Directory Can Simplify Console Access Server Management

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

In many out of band management applications, the console access server needs to provide different types of access rights to different types of users. For example, some users might need access to all devices that are connected to the console access sever, other users might only need access to one individual network element and others might be restricted to only being able to view the status of specific network elements that belong to their department or job function. In this type of application, where a variety of different users must share the console access server it’s important that the console access server includes a multi-level user directory that allows network administrators to grant different access rights to each user account.

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Why Does a Terminal Switch need a Multi-Level User Directory?

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Since many different departments often share access to the various elements found in a network equipment rack, it makes sense that those departments will also need to share access to a terminal switch unit installed in that same equipment rack. It doesn’t really matter if a terminal switch is used to provide out of band access to console port command functions on network devices, or if it’s used to collect data from connected network devices; users in different departments will often have reason to use the secure access capabilities or data storage functions that are provided by a terminal switch unit.

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A Console Server Management Unit with a Multi-Level User Directory Provides Unique Capabilities to Each User

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Sometimes, a console server management unit can almost be too useful for its own good. In many cases, once network administrators have installed a console server management unit as a part of an out of band management solution, other network professionals within the organization will discover that they could use out of band access to remote network elements too. A typical console server management unit can easily handle the extra user load, but then administrators are faced with the problem of restricting these additional users to appropriate devices and command capabilities. The most practical solution to this problem, is to choose a console server management unit that includes a multi-level user’s directory.

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The User Directory – A Vital Tool for Managing Console Access Server User Capabilities

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

In a typical out of band management application, a console access server (http://www.wti.com/c-51-console-access-servers.aspx) is often connected to a variety of different network elements. This type of configuration allows remote access to console port command functions on each connected device, but it also creates a bit of a user management problem, in that you might not want to allow every user to have access to every connected device. A multi-level user directory often provides the best solution for managing multiple console access server users, and making certain that each user can access the devices that they need to access, yet are denied access to devices that belong to other users.

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A Terminal Switch with a Multi-Level User Directory can Simplify User Account Management

Monday, February 28th, 2011

In most co-location applications, a terminal switch needs the capability to provide access to many different users and assign different types of privileges to each user, based on job function. The process of managing multiple users and providing a different set of access rights to each user can often be somewhat of a challenge. A multi-level user directory provides the most efficient solution to this task, by allowing administrators to create separate accounts for each user, which define which terminal switch serial ports each user will be allowed to access, which types of commands each user will be allowed to invoke, and which services and tools will be available to each user.

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