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mnu_role(upd1) - Update Role

mnu_role(upd1) (18K)

The purpose of this function is to allow the user to update the details of entries on the ROLE table.

This form is accessed by selecting entries in the List Role screen before pressing the 'UPDATE' button in the navigation bar.

For a complete description of how this type of form works please see Transaction Pattern UPDATE 1.

Field List
Field NameTypeDescription
Role ID String Required. Must be unique. As this is the primary key it cannot be changed.
Name String Required. Free format text.
Description String Optional. Free format text.
Start Task String Required. Must indicate an entry of type 'menu' on the TASK table. Press the popup button popup-button (1K) to activate the Choose Task (menu) screen.

This is used after the logon process to bring up the first menu that the user is allowed to see, so setting it to a task other than 'Main index page' will mean that users will start at a specific menu and not the default menu.

Global Access Boolean If this is set to 'YES' then Users within this Role will have automatic access to every task within the entire system and will not need entries set up on the ROLE-TASK table.

This type of access should only be used by the System Administrator.

External Authentication Off? Boolean By default external authentication of passwords is turned off, which means that all authentication is performed internally. Alternatively password authentication for an installation can be switched to an external RADIUS or LDAP server by setting the relevant value on the Menu Control Record.

It may be that certain user roles need to be excluded from this external authentication process, and this can be achieved by setting this field to 'YES'. If this is the case then authentication for users who have this as their primary role will continue to be internal.