Users and Permissions

Only users with System Administrator privileges can add or delete users or modify their privileges. The initial admin user that is created when the InformixHQ server starts for the first time has System Administrator privileges. Additional users with System Administrator privileges can be created.
Note: Keep in mind that adding a user to InformixHQ is a two-step process. First create the user and then grant them privileges to the various servers and/or groups they should be able to see.

To add a user, delete a user, or modify their InformixHQ system privilege (i.e. if that user has System Administrator privilege or not), click on your user icon in the top right corner of the title bar and go to the System Settings > User Management page.

After adding users, you must grant them permissions on the servers and groups they will be allowed to access in InformixHQ. To grant access, go to the desired server or group dashboard, choose the Permissions link from the sidebar menu.

The System Administrator can grant Read, SQL, and Admin permissions on a server or group. Read permissions allows a user to view information about a server in the UI, Admin permissions allow a user to execute administrative actions to make changes to a server, and SQL permissions allow a user to run SQL queries against that database server on the SQL Console page. These three permissions are mutually exclusive. Granting Admin permissions does not automatically include Read permissions. In order to run administrative actions on an Informix database server, a user must have Admin permissions on that server and admin credentials must have been provided when adding that server to InformixHQ. You can review and edit server credentials by going to the server’s Setup page or by going to the group dashboard, finding that server's card, and clicking Edit.

Permissions in InformixHQ are inherited. If a user is granted Read or Admin privilege on a group, they will also get that same privilege on all servers and sub-groups within that group.


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