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Privacy for Owners

Use the Privacy feature to prevent users and administrators who are not client owners from seeing the data on the client.

Using the Privacy feature for a client causes the following behavior:

  • Only a client owner may lock and unlock the client.
  • Only a client owner may access data protected on the client, for example, perform Browse and Restore, Find, and Reference Copy operations.
  • Only a client owner may add or remove other client owners.
  • Only a client owner may change his or her own user properties.
  • Locked clients have a padlock icon displayed in the CommCell Console.

Enabling Privacy at the CommCell Level

Before client owners can use the Privacy feature on their clients, the Prevent admin access to user data check box must be selected.

If the Prevent admin access to user data check box is cleared, locked clients remain locked but no new clients can be locked.

Procedure

  1. From the CommCell Console ribbon, click the Home tab, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Under the CommCell section, click System.

    The System dialog box is displayed.

  3. Click the Security tab.
  4. Select the Prevent admin access to user data check box.
  5. Click OK.

Using Privacy on Clients

The user selecting the Prevent administrators from viewing or downloading your data check box on the client must:

Note: The Prevent administrators from viewing or downloading your data check box cannot be selected if there are user groups listed as client owners in the Owner tab of the Client Computer Properties dialog box.

Procedure

  1. From the CommCell Browser, go to Client Computers.
  2. Right-click the client_computer and then click Properties.

    The Client Computer Properties dialog box is displayed.

  3. Click the Security tab.
  4. Select the Prevent administrators from viewing or downloading your data check box.
  5. In the Privacy Settings dialog box, enter your log on password in the Password box and click OK.
  6. Click OK.

Listing All Private Clients

Use the following command to list all clients where the Prevent administrators from viewing or downloading your data check box is selected:

qoperation execscript -sn GetAllLockedClientsAndOwners

The client name and the user names and email addresses of the associated client owners are displayed.

For more information on using QScripts on the command line, see Using QScripts on the Command Line.