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Connection Manager Access
Access to the Connection Manager is controlled by Tomcat’s \WEB-INF\conf\securityfilter-config.xml file, which controls which groups have access to Tomcat administration functions. The <role-name> element controls which groups have access to the administration functions:
 
<security-constraint>
<web-resource-collection>
<web-resource-name>Administrative Functions</web-resource-name>
<url-pattern>/admin/*</url-pattern>
</web-resource-collection>
<auth-constraint>
<!-- NOTE: This role is not present in the default users file -->
<role-name name="mfgadmin">qadadmin</role-name>
</auth-constraint>
</security-constraint>
The default setting specifies that only users in the group (or role) qadadmin are allowed access. Additional entries must be added here for additional groups (or roles). Further, to make sure Connection Manager is available on the QAD .NET UI menu, be sure the <Security> section in the menu extension configuration file (TomcatInstallDir/webapps/qadhome/configurations/
config-name/menus/plugin-menu.xml) specifies all the roles for administrative users using the <Role> element:
 
<Security>
<SecurityConstraint key="admin" constraint="allow">
<Role>admin</Role>
<Role>dtadmin</Role>
<Role>qadadmin</Role>
<User>mfg</User>
</SecurityConstraint>
</Security>
Groups have access to the administration functions:
 
<security-constraint>
<web-resource-collection>
<web-resource-name>Administrative Functions</web-resource-name>
<url-pattern>/admin/*</url-pattern>
</web-resource-collection>
<auth-constraint>
<!-- NOTE: This role is not present in the default users file -->
<role-name name="mfgadmin">qadadmin</role-name>
</auth-constraint>
</security-constraint>
The default setting specifies that only users in the group (or role) qadadmin are allowed access. Additional entries must be added here for additional groups (or roles). Further, to make sure Connection Manager is available on the QAD .NET UI menu, be sure the <Security> section in the menu extension configuration file (TomcatInstallDir/webapps/qadhome/configurations/config-name/menus/plugin-menu.xml) specifies all the roles for administrative users using the <Role> element:
 
<Security>
<SecurityConstraint key="admin" constraint="allow">
<Role>admin</Role>
<Role>dtadmin</Role>
<Role>qadadmin</Role>
<User>mfg</User>
</SecurityConstraint>
</Security>
Using the Connection Manager
This section describes using the Connection Manager in the QAD .NET UI.
Note: You need access to the Administration menu in order to access the Connection Manager. If you do not have access, contact your system administrator.
The Connection Manager controls the pool of telnet sessions used for Desktop maintenance programs, lookups, reports, and inquiries.
 
Example of the Connection Manager
The Connection Manager lets you:
Close, start, and reset Connection Manager.
Update configuration settings.
View a log file of Connection Manager actions.
Monitor connections in the connection pool.
Monitor users and close user sessions, if needed.
Note: QAD .NET UI only displays Administration programs such as the Connection Manager for users who have security privileges or who are members of a defined administration group.
Connection Manager is composed of several administrative functions and views that help you manage the pool of telnet connections. The initial Connection Manager page includes the following menus:
Functions Menu
Connections Menu
Users Menu