How can I enable login within EasyMatch QC to set User Privilege?

FAQ: “Our customer wants to establish feature privileges in EasyMatch QC software, such that operators cannot delete standards or samples. only recalibrate and measure. Can this be done?”EasyMatch has a feature that allows customers to enable a login just for the EZMQC software package and allows customers to set privileges for different user groups to operate features of EZMQC software.

To enable login in the software go to Options/Application Preferences/Startup Defaults. In this window check the box next to Login Required. Click OK and then close and reopen the EZMQC software.

Startup Defaults tab in Application Preference window.
Startup Defaults tab in Application Preference window.

Upon reopening the EZMQC software you will be prompted to login. The default administrator User’s Name is “admin” and the password is “hunterlab”. Once you have the EZMQC software open you will need to setup groups and users and privileges for these groups. You  can remove the default “admin” group or change the password for this group if you want to lock down this entry.

EasyMatch QC login screen.
EasyMatch QC login screen.

To edit Users and Groups go to Options/System Configuration/User Manager. You will see the default admin User and EasyMatchAdmin Group. To create a new user right click on the Users folder on the left and select New User. You will need to enter a User Name, full name, and a password. In this example we will be creating a user called Operator. Click on Create after entering all information to create this user.

Adding a new User in the User Manager
Adding a new User in the User Manager

New User information

New User added shown in User Manager
New User added shown in User Manager

Now you will need to create a Group to put this user into. To create a new Group click on the Groups folder on the left then right click and select New Group. You will need to give the Group a name and a description of this group. You will then need to click on the Add button to add members to this Group. A new window will open showing you the Users you have available to add to this Group. Select the User and click Add to add them to the Group.

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Adding a new Group from the User Manager
Adding a new Group from the User Manager

Select Users to add to the Group

Now that you have created a Group and populated it with Users you can set privileges for the Group. To do this click on the Set Privileges button.  A window will open that shows every file and right click option. Go through all of these options and select/disable the options by placing an appropriate check to enable. A good starting point is to disable the delete option. Click OK to save these changes.  You will see a message that prompts you to close and reopen the EZMQC software. Click OK and then click the Create button to create your Group.

Setting privileges for Users added to the Group
Setting privileges for Users added to the Group

Setting Access Privileges for the Group

Please restart the EZMQC software for the Access Privileges to take effect.
Please restart the EZMQC software for the Access Privileges to take effect.

You will now need to close the User Manager and close the EZMQC software. When you reopen the EZMQC software you will find that the new settings have taken effect.

Group privileges can be set to display file menu item as active or grayed out.
Group privileges can be set to display file menu item as active or grayed out.

In the case above, Edit privileges for “Cut” and “Delete” for the “Operators” group were left unchecked, resulting in the “Cut” and “Delete” features in the File Menu Edit display being grayed out and inactive.

FAQ: “I am writing to ask if there is a way to password protect the operating settings on the Hunter so that operators would not be able to access them and change them by mistake. If so, please let me know.”

This blog note describes how to define Groups and Users within EasyMatch QC such that you can define one or more groups and for each group define the features within EasyMatch QC that each group can access. It’s very easy to do and similar to standard Windows protocol for enabling network or local PC logins.

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There is a further description in the EasyMatch QC reference manual found at HunterLab’s web site, www.hunterlab.comhttps://www.hunterlab.com/easymatch-qc.html that also describes the login feature in detail.

All EasyMatch QC menu items are listed for each group. Typically, “Admins” would have access to all software features; “Team Leaders” may have access to all except for a couple of features; “Operators” may be limited to strictly operational features like standardizing , making measurements and saving data records. You can have as many groups as you want and custom privileges for each group.

If a group is not granted privilege to an EZMQC file menu item, the item is grayed out and inaccessible to members of that group.

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