User root at SSA-Project

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n.kuehl
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User root at SSA-Project

Post by n.kuehl » Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:32 pm

Hi,
at a running WinCC project we want to switch to the OS auth user administration. For security reasons, the server-side auth (at first for UI only) should be used. Then, according to online help, it is no longer possible to use the user root: But how do you log into the gedi? What's the workflow without a user root?

Thanks for taking my stupid questions ;-)

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adaneau
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Re: User root at SSA-Project

Post by adaneau » Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:01 pm

Hi,

If you havent changed anything in default users, "para" without password should make it. It basically have the same permissions as root in a default WinCC OA project. Then you should just create your own root user to be used.

BR
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n.kuehl
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Re: User root at SSA-Project

Post by n.kuehl » Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:27 am

Hi,
but how do you log in with another username? I start an User Interface with paramenter "-m gedi" and the root password is asked. I cannot find a parameter like "-user para".

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adaneau
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Re: User root at SSA-Project

Post by adaneau » Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:59 am

Hi,

You actually found the good option :)

-user username:password. if no password -user username .

So for you for example, -user para (in the ui option from console). You can also use the config entry username.

BR
Alexandre

n.kuehl
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Re: User root at SSA-Project

Post by n.kuehl » Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:09 pm

Thanks a lot! Should have tried it, but it's not explained in the online help... (probably because of the bad search :D)

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Re: User root at SSA-Project

Post by dbindernagel » Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:15 pm

This option can be found here in the help:
Reference tables > Manager options > General options

But I agree that it sometimes can be hard to find something in the help.
Searching for "user" does not find this page but "username" gives a hit...

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