Basic Definitions

Management System

Management system (or CMS Manager) is a system designed to manage the contents of your service. CMS refers to Content Management System.

The main contents of the service includes system objects which can belong to one of four types: accounts, users, units or unit groups. The site is designed to work with these objects (create, configure, update, copy, delete them).

Partly these functions can be performed also in the monitoring and administration sites. The main difference here is that the management site has an handy easy-to-use interface that allows working with a great number of objects, filters them by different criteria, displays them in the form of a table, creates tabs with search results, and many more.

The management site is designed as a web page. By default, the access to the management site is done through 8023 port.

System administrator is a user who configures the service and manages it. This is the only user who can create billing plans. An administrator can like a manager, can create users, accounts, and units, but the main administrator's job is to create a source account with its billing plan and create users-managers. Administrators have their separated site to perform these functions.

System manager is a user who also manages the service but in a different way. Manager's main task is to create accounts, end users, units, unit groups and assign access right on all these objects. These functions are performed on the management site – CMS Manager.

System Objects

Account is a contract with a client. An account includes users (one of which is its creator), report templates, notifications, etc. When deleting an account, all its contents is deleted, too. Accounts can be created and deleted only by service manager (or its administrator).

User is a system object which has its specific name (login) and password. User has access rights for interacting with other system objects (unit, users, etc.). These rights are assigned by service manager. A user exercises its rights on the monitoring site. However, there can be a user-manager who has different functions and executed its rights on site CMS Manager.

Unit is a system object which is distinguished for its device type and unique identification number (UID).

Unit group is a unity including several units which have something in common. In many cases it is convenient to operate a group of units instead of performing an action over each unit individually, in particular, when you assign access rights.

There are also other system objects: places, geofences, jobs, notifications, report templates, drivers, routes. They are created and operated by end users on the monitoring site and are always a part of some account. In contrast to these objects, such objects as units, users, and unit groups are independent and can exist without an account.

Creator

Creator is a user that initially has full access rights to an object being created and can define access rights for other users. The creator of a user also automatically gets manage rights to units created by this user. Afterwards creator's rights can be dimensioned if needed.

Building hierarchy with the help of creator allows to divide the whole work among several users, assign different rights to objects, as well as reduce information content processed on the screen.

In the system there can be no objects without creator. The creator is assigned when creating an object and cannot be changed later. Usually (when a user, a unit or a unit group is created) the creator is selected from the list of existent users. But when a new account is created, its creator can be created with it simultaneously.

It is impossible to delete a user that is the creator of some object. You first should delete this object. For usual users it is done manually. What concerns an account creator, it can be deleted only deleting this account.

Access Rights

Access right is a possibility to view some system objects and perform allowed actions over them. There are five access levels: from none to manage. More about access rights...

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