System users with access to Self-Service Batch are granted access set by system administrator(s) at the institution. User access is managed via the Security tab:
A drop-down option for Users opens the Dashboard application where security aspects pertaining to rules, users, groups, and properties may be managed by the administrator(s). For example, this is the area where a system administrator can create a user or delete a user.
Define a Blackout
Blackouts are assigned times when batch jobs are not allowed to run. The system administrator determines when batch audits are not allowed to run to protect system resources. Under the Options menu, the person(s) with Administrator access will be able to access the Blackouts screen and set blackout times that are imposed on all batch runs.
Add a Blackout
To create a new blackout period, click on the Add Blackout button () above the blackout list. The Add Blackout screen is displayed:
Fields on the Add Blackout screen include the following:
|Description||Descriptive text to identify the blackout|
|Datasource||Select a datasource from the drop-down menu|
Select a frequency option from the drop-down menu: Daily, Weekly, or Monthly. The selection made in the
Frequency field can force new sub-fields into the window, depending upon the selection.
Daily: no change
Weekly: sub-menu to check Days of the Week (Mon-Sun) from the checkboxes
Monthly: sub-menu to select a Day of the Month (1-31) from the drop-down menu
Select a start time (format HH:MM:SS) by clicking anywhere in the text field to choose a time from the drop-down menu:
Enter an end time (format HH:MM:SS) by clicking anywhere in the text field to choose a time from the drop-down menu:
Click Save () to conserve changes, or Cancel () to close the window and return to the Batch screen.
Delete a Blackout
To delete an existing blackout, select the specific blackout you want to delete by clicking in its corresponding checkbox. Then, click the Delete button:
A green alert bubble displays to alert the user of the blackout deletion.
Edit a Blackout
To edit an existing blackout, click the Edit button in the row of the desired blackout.