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How to customize access control

Situation How do I restrict access to different parts of the system? How do I control access?
Solution Below are instructions on what access you can restrict.


Access Control

The Access Control page is used to limit the permissions of a system role that is assigned to a user who has rights to access Proofpoint Essentials. There are 5 roles available to Proofpoint Essentials users and they operate with the following permission mode. The access control will apply to parent company down to any customer.

Available Roles

  • OEM Partner Admin
  • Strategic Partner Admin
  • Channel Admin
  • Organization Admin
  • End User

It is possible that you will not see all the admin types depending on what your company type is set to.

An OEM partner administrator can manage strategic partner, channel, organization administrators and users. A strategic partner administrator can manage channel administrators, organization administrators and users whereas a channel administrator can manage organization admins and users but not other channel admins. In addition, all administrator types can create and manage a user access controls.

modifying access control for a role:

  1. Go to the login screen.
  2. Login using your account.
  3. Navigate to Administration > Account Management > Access Control.
  4. Select the role you wish to edit.
  5. Click Show/Hide button that is next to each module you wish to alter the permission setting for that role.
  6. Click Save.

Access controls only apply to the entity where they were created. Therefore Partners will need to customize the access of a role on each organization they manage.