Upgrading the Public partition from 5.x to 5.7 - Security Center 5.7 GA

Security Center Installation and Upgrade Guide 5.7 GA

series
Security Center 5.7 GA
revised_modified
2017-10-25

After upgrading a Security Center 5.0, 5.1, or 5.2 system that uses multiple partitions to 5.7, you might have to grant access rights over the Public partition to certain users for them to have all the access rights they need in 5.7. This does not apply if you are upgrading from 5.3 and later to 5.7.

What you should know

If the Public partition is the only partition in your previous system, then everything is migrated to the root partition in 5.7, and the partitions are hidden. If other partitions exist in your previous system, the Public partition is migrated with the following differences:
  • Users who were not accepted users of the Public partition in 5.x will have no access to the Public partition in 5.7.
  • You can rename, modify and delete the Public partition in 5.7.

Procedure

  1. Identify the users and user groups that need to refer to entities found in the Public partition who are not authorized users of that partition.
    You may have schedule entities in the Public partition that only administrators are allowed to modify. Other users may only need to refer to these schedules to configure access rules or motion detection on cameras. In a 5.0, 5.1, or 5.2 system, those users do not need to be accepted users of the Public partition, but in 5.3 and later, they do.
    If you have no such users in your system, no further action is required.
  2. Open the User management task.
  3. Create a user group and name it PublicPartitionUsers (or any other name easy to remember), and grant this user group access rights over the Public partition.
    Do not create this user group under any parent user group and do not grant it any privileges.
  4. Click the Properties tab and add to the user group, the users and user groups that need to refer to the entities found in the Public partition that you identified earlier.
  5. Click Apply.