4.2.2. Multiple users and locking

Multiple administrators can access the PSM web interface simultaneously, but only one of them can modify the configuration. This means that the configuration of PSM is automatically locked when the first administrator who can modify the configuration opens a configuration page (for example the Basic Settings or the AAA menu). The System Monitor field displays the username and IP address of the administrator locking the configuration. Other administrators must wait until the locking administrator navigates to a PSM page that does not require locking, the administrator logs out, or the session of the administrator times out. However, it is possible to access the Search and Reporting menus, and to perform gateway authentication and 4-eyes authorization or browse the configuration with only View rights (for details, see Section 5.7, Managing user rights and usergroups).

Accessing PSM using the REST or the RPC API locks the configuration similarly to accessing PSM from the web interface.

Note

If an administrator logs in to PSM using the local console or a remote SSH connection, access via the web interface is completely blocked. Inactive local and SSH connections timeout just like web connections. For details, see Section 6.5, Accessing the PSM console.