Lock/Unlock the System

Use the Lock/Unlock feature to prevent Users from logging into CSM Clients while administrative work is being done. System administrators will still be able to log in to CSM Administrator, but no Users will be able to log in to clients. Users already logged in will not be automatically logged out of the system.

Use the Unlock feature to manually unlock the system if the system gets automatically locked. Automatic locking can occur, for example, during a failed Blueprint publish.

To lock/unlock the system:

  1. In the CSM Administrator main window, click the Security category, and then click the Lock the System task.

    The Lock/Unlock System window opens.

  2. Select the Lock system check box.
  3. Provide a reason for the lockout (example: Locked for maintenance). This is displayed to any User who attempts to log in.
  4. Select OK.

    To unlock the system, repeat the above steps, but select the Unlock System check box.