FactoryTalk Security System - Literature Library

FactoryTalk Security System - Literature Library
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System Configuration Guide
Table of contents
About this publication ......................................................................... 11
Required software ............................................................................... 12
Required hardware .............................................................................. 12
Additional resources ........................................................................... 12
Legal Notices ...................................................................................... 13
Preface
Chapter 1
Understanding automation security .................................................... 17
What problem does FactoryTalk Security solve? ............................... 18
How does FactoryTalk Security protect the application layer? .... 18
Where to start ...................................................................................... 20
FactoryTalk Security
overview
Chapter 2
About the FactoryTalk system ............................................................ 21
FactoryTalk Services Platform ..................................................... 21
The FactoryTalk Directory ........................................................... 21
Two directories on each computer ................................................ 22
Examples of FactoryTalk systems ...................................................... 22
Example: Stand-alone system on a single computer..................... 23
Example: Distributed system on a network .................................. 24
Plan your system
Chapter 3
Install and activate
FactoryTalk software
Before you begin ................................................................................. 25
What you need .................................................................................... 26
Follow these steps ............................................................................... 27
Install FactoryTalk-enabled software ................................................. 27
Step 1: Install Microsoft Internet Information Service ................. 28
Step 2: Install FactoryTalk Services Platform .............................. 28
Step 3: Install FactoryTalk Activation Manager ........................... 29
Step 4: Install RSSecurity Emulator software .............................. 30
Step 5: Install and activate selected FactoryTalk View SE
components ................................................................................... 30
Step 6: Install and activate RSLinx communications software .... 31
Step 7: Install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express ............... 32
Step 8: Install and activate RSLogix software .............................. 32
Step 9: Install and activate FactoryTalk Batch Server and Client
software ......................................................................................... 33
Where to go from here ........................................................................ 34
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Chapter 4
Getting started with
FactoryTalk Security
Before you begin ................................................................................. 37
What you need .................................................................................... 37
Follow these steps ............................................................................... 38
Opening FactoryTalk Security ............................................................ 38
Log on to FactoryTalk using an administrator account ................ 39
FactoryTalk Administration Console .................................................. 39
The Explorer window ................................................................... 40
Action groups (System folder) ............................................................ 42
Policies (System folder) ...................................................................... 43
Computers and groups (System folder) .............................................. 44
Networks and devices (System folder) ............................................... 44
Users and groups (System folder) ....................................................... 45
Specify the Network Directory location ............................................. 45
Run the FactoryTalk Directory Server Location Utility ............... 46
Point client computers to the directory server computer .............. 46
Log on to FactoryTalk using a Windows Administrator account ....... 47
Security settings are separate in the Network and Local Directory .... 48
FactoryTalk Directory Configuration Wizard .............................. 49
Securing the actions users can perform .............................................. 49
Action groups ................................................................................ 49
Default securable actions .............................................................. 49
Common actions ........................................................................... 51
Tag actions .................................................................................... 54
User action groups ........................................................................ 55
Tightening security ............................................................................. 55
On a new system ........................................................................... 55
On an upgraded system ................................................................. 61
Logging on and off with single sign-on .............................................. 61
Setting up single sign-on ............................................................... 61
Two ways to log on ....................................................................... 63
Logging on as administrator with single sign-on .......................... 63
Two ways to log off ...................................................................... 64
When to disable single sign-on ..................................................... 64
Where to go from here ........................................................................ 65
Chapter 5
Creating user
accounts
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Before you begin ................................................................................. 67
What you need .................................................................................... 67
Follow these steps ............................................................................... 68
FactoryTalk user accounts and Windows-linked user accounts ......... 68
Planning your accounts ....................................................................... 70
Where to start ................................................................................ 70
Scenario for securing parts of a system .............................................. 71
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Create a user .................................................................................. 71
Create a user group ....................................................................... 74
Where to go from here ........................................................................ 77
Chapter 6
Before you begin ................................................................................. 79
What you need .................................................................................... 79
Follow these steps ............................................................................... 80
Allow and deny permissions ............................................................... 80
Understanding "inheritance" ............................................................... 81
Order of precedence ............................................................................ 82
Categories of permissions for actions ................................................. 83
Assigning permissions ........................................................................ 83
Viewing permissions ........................................................................... 85
Understanding effective permissions ................................................ 85
Creating action groups ........................................................................ 87
Create the action groups for our example scenario ....................... 87
Working with action groups.......................................................... 89
Where to go from here ........................................................................ 91
Assigning
permissions
Chapter 7
Setting up
system-wide policies
and product policies
Before you begin ................................................................................. 94
What you need .................................................................................... 94
Follow these steps ............................................................................... 95
System-wide policies .......................................................................... 95
Assigning system policies ............................................................. 96
Product policies ................................................................................... 98
Product policies and inheritance ......................................................... 98
How are product policies and actions different?................................. 99
Two different ways to configure feature security ............................... 99
Configure multiple products ......................................................... 99
Configuring a single product feature .......................................... 100
Where to go from here ...................................................................... 102
Chapter 8
Resource grouping
Before you begin ............................................................................... 103
What you need .................................................................................. 103
Follow these steps ............................................................................. 104
Using resource groupings ................................................................. 104
Why is it called resource "grouping"? ........................................ 104
Resource grouping and the Networks and Devices tree ............. 104
How networks and devices inherit security permissions ............ 105
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Planning how to group resources ................................................ 106
Creating exceptions for individual networks or devices ............. 106
The same device cannot be a member of multiple resource
groupings..................................................................................... 106
Using the Resource Editor ................................................................ 107
Adding a logical name ................................................................ 108
Where to go from here ...................................................................... 111
Chapter 9
RSLinx and
FactoryTalk Security
Before you begin ............................................................................... 113
What you need .................................................................................. 113
Follow these steps ............................................................................. 114
Install the Rockwell Software Security Emulator ............................. 114
Configuring RSLinx Classic to work with FactoryTalk Security..... 116
Configure security for RSLinx Classic ....................................... 117
Assigning permissions ...................................................................... 118
Considerations when using RSLinx Classic with FactoryTalk Security
........................................................................................................... 122
What can I secure in RSLinx Classic? .............................................. 123
Where to go from here ...................................................................... 124
Chapter 10
Logix Designer
application and
FactoryTalk Security
Before you begin ............................................................................... 125
What you need .................................................................................. 125
Follow these steps ............................................................................. 126
Enable security for Logix Designer application ............................... 126
Secure a Logix Designer Project File ............................................... 129
Secure a Logix Designer project component .................................... 134
Configure a Secondary Security Authority ....................................... 135
Apply security to a controller in FactoryTalk ................................... 136
Configure a permission set for use in Logix Designer ..................... 139
Give access to secured controller resources...................................... 141
Securing PLCs .................................................................................. 147
Permission sets and logical names .................................................... 147
Where to go from here ...................................................................... 148
Chapter 11
FactoryTalk View SE
and FactoryTalk
Security
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Before you begin ............................................................................... 151
What you need .................................................................................. 151
Follow these steps ............................................................................. 152
Creating FactoryTalk Security accounts ........................................... 152
Set up system and product policies ................................................... 159
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Product policies ........................................................................... 160
System policies ........................................................................... 161
Add FactoryTalk user accounts to FactoryTalk View ...................... 162
Where to go from here ...................................................................... 174
Chapter 12
FactoryTalk View ME
and FactoryTalk
Security
Before you begin ............................................................................... 176
What you need .................................................................................. 176
Follow these steps ............................................................................. 177
Creating FactoryTalk Security accounts ........................................... 177
Add FactoryTalk user and group accounts ................................. 178
Add FactoryTalk user accounts to FactoryTalk View ................ 184
Managing FactoryTalk Security for multiple applications ............. 191
Back up the development application ......................................... 192
Back up runtime application and FactoryTalk Local Directory . 192
Restore the application to the runtime computer ........................ 194
Working with the 3.20 user account tab ........................................... 196
Where to go from here ...................................................................... 199
Chapter 13
FactoryTalk Batch
and FactoryTalk
Security
Before you begin ............................................................................... 201
What you need .................................................................................. 201
Follow these steps ............................................................................. 203
Some important information on installing FactoryTalk Batch ......... 203
Create FactoryTalk Batch users and groups ..................................... 204
Configure FactoryTalk Batch Product Policies ................................ 209
Configuring security for the FactoryTalk Batch View windows 210
Configuring Security for FactoryTalk Batch Commands ........... 213
Configure Equipment Editor and Recipe Editor security ................. 217
Configure Access Mode security ................................................ 218
Modifying the Equipment Editor configuration options ............. 219
Where to go from here ...................................................................... 221
Chapter 14
Deploying a
FactoryTalk system
Assumptions...................................................................................... 223
Setting up the development system computers ................................. 223
Step 1: On a Network Directory computer ................................. 223
Step 2: On the FactoryTalk View Site Edition Server computer 224
Step 3: On the FactoryTalk View Studio computer .................... 224
Step 4: On the RSLinx Classic or RSLinx Enterprise computer 225
Step 5: On the Microsoft SQL Server computer ......................... 225
Step 6: On the FactoryTalk Transaction Manager computer ...... 225
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Step 7: On the FactoryTalk Batch Server computer ................... 225
Step 8: On the FactoryTalk Batch client computers ................... 225
On the runtime system computers..................................................... 226
Step 1: On a Network Directory computer ................................. 226
Step 2: On the FactoryTalk View Site Edition Server computer 227
Step 3: On the FactoryTalk View Site Edition Client computers 228
Step 4: On the RSLinx Classic computer ................................... 228
Step 5: On the RSLinx Enterprise server computer .................... 228
Step 6: On the Microsoft SQL Server computer ......................... 229
Step 7: On the FactoryTalk Transaction Manager computer ...... 230
Step 8: On the FactoryTalk Batch Server computer ................... 231
Step 9: On the FactoryTalk Batch client computers ................... 231
Backing up an entire FactoryTalk Directory .................................... 231
Required security permissions .................................................... 231
To back up a FactoryTalk Directory: .......................................... 231
Restore a FactoryTalk Directory....................................................... 233
Required security permissions .................................................... 233
To restore a FactoryTalk Directory: ........................................... 233
After restoring a FactoryTalk Directory ........................................... 236
After restoring an entire FactoryTalk Directory ......................... 236
After restoring the FactoryTalk Directory contents .................... 238
After restoring the FactoryTalk Directory security authority
identifier ...................................................................................... 239
Appendix A
Upgrade FactoryTalk
Services Platform
Before you begin ............................................................................... 241
When upgrading FactoryTalk platform software ........................ 241
When upgrading computers in a distributed system ................... 242
Identifying the installed version of the FactoryTalk platform .... 244
What you need .................................................................................. 244
Installing FactoryTalk Services Platform ......................................... 244
Import Status Text File ............................................................... 248
Organizer Import Result ............................................................. 249
Resource Editor ........................................................................... 250
Appendix B
Install FactoryTalk
Web Services
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Install Microsoft Internet Information Services ................................ 251
To install IIS for Windows Server 2008 or Server 2012 ............ 252
To install IIS for Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 ...... 253
Install FactoryTalk Web Services ..................................................... 256
To check that the FactoryTalk Security Web Service is working
..................................................................................................... 257
If the Web Service is not working .............................................. 258
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Appendix C
Creating your own FactoryTalk system ............................................ 261
Understanding FactoryTalk Directories ............................................ 262
Choosing a directory for FactoryTalk Security ................................ 263
What's a FactoryTalk
Directory
Appendix D
FactoryTalk Directory
Configuration Wizard
Index
When to run the FactoryTalk Directory Configuration Wizard........ 265
Running the FactoryTalk Directory Configuration Wizard .............. 266
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Preface
About this
publication
This guide is intended for use by those who are new to FactoryTalk Security.
Most of the chapters in this guide are modular — you can refer to only those
sections that provide the information you need without having to read the
entire document. However, it is recommended that you read at least Chapters
1, 2 and 3, as they will give you an overall understanding of FactoryTalk
Security and how it works.
Tip:
If you are not new to RSAssetSecurity or RSSecurity Server, this guide
can be used to learn the new features introduced in version 9.0 (CPR 9).
Refer to Appendix A for information on migrating an RSSecurity Server
database or upgrading from RSAssetSecurity (CPR 7) to FactoryTalk
Security (CPR 9).
The information provided in this guide is divided into the following chapters:

Chapter 1 gives you a brief introduction to automation security and
how FactoryTalk Security can be used to help tighten your application
security.

Chapter 2 is an overview of how FactoryTalk Security integrates with
other FactoryTalk-enabled products and the FactoryTalk Services
Platform. You are also given an overview of planning a FactoryTalk
system.

Chapters 3 and 4 walk you through installing and configuring
FactoryTalk Security, which is installed with the FactoryTalk Services
Platform.

Chapters 5, 6, and 7 show you how to fine-tune your FactoryTalk
Security installation by creating user and user group accounts,
assigning permissions to those users and groups, and setting up
system-wide security policies.

Chapter 8 delves into the more advanced features of FactoryTalk
Security and how you can tighten security even more.

Chapters 9 through 13 walk you through configuring FactoryTalk
Security for use with other FactoryTalk-enabled products, like
FactoryTalk View SE and FactoryTalk Batch. These chapters also
show you how to configure FactoryTalk Security to work with RSLinx
Classic and Studio 5000™ Logix Designer application, which are not
currently FactoryTalk-enabled.

Chapter 14 discusses deploying a FactoryTalk system from a test
environment to a production environment once you have everything
configured and tested to your satisfaction.
Throughout this guide, you will be given references to guides and online help
files that have more detailed information on the products and services
discussed in this guide. There are also tips, important notes, best practices,
and the occasional caution included in the document to help you become
more adept at using the product.
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FactoryTalk Services Platform and Windows operating system software are
required for configuring and operating FactoryTalk Security. FactoryTalk
Security is one of many shared services that installs as part of the
FactoryTalk Services Platform.
Required software
Important:
This guide briefly discusses the installation of many products and does
not go into detail unless something other than the default installation
options is required. For more detailed instructions, refer to each
product’s installation documentation.
FactoryTalk Services Platform installs as part of each FactoryTalk product’s
installation process. The options available to you depend on which product
you are installing. Some products may prompt you to make choices as part of
the installation process, while others may install the FactoryTalk Services
Platform behind the scenes.

FactoryTalk Services Platform, v. 2.10 or later – includes FactoryTalk
Administration Console, FactoryTalk Directory, FactoryTalk
Diagnostics, and FactoryTalk Security services.

One of the following Microsoft Windows operating systems:


Windows 8.x

Windows 7 Professional with Service Pack 1 and Windows 7
Home Premium with Service Pack 1

Windows Server 2012 Standard

Windows Server 2012 Datacenter

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter

Windows Server 2008 Standard with Service Pack 2

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with Service Pack 1
FactoryTalk-enabled software that supports FactoryTalk Security.
Required hardware
Hardware requirements depend upon the type of system you intend to
develop and the software products you plan to install. For guidelines, see
each product’s installation instructions.
Additional
resources
For more information on the products and components discussed in this
guide, the following manuals and Help files are available:
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
FactoryTalk Help – From the Windows Start menu, select All
Programs > Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk Tools >
FactoryTalk Help

FactoryTalk View Installation Guide or FactoryTalk View Help – In
FactoryTalk View Studio, select Help > Online Books > Installation
Guide or Help> Contents
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RSLinx Enterprise Help – From the Windows Start menu, select Start
> All Programs > Rockwell Software > RSLinx > RSLinx Classic
Online Reference. On the Contents tab, expand the How To and
Secure RSLinx Classic with FactoryTalk Security books, and then
select What can I secure in RSLinx Classic?

RSLinx Classic Help – From the Windows Start menu, select Start >
All Programs > Rockwell Software > RSLinx > RSLinx Classic
Online Reference. On the Contents tab, expand the How To and
Secure RSLinx Classic with FactoryTalk Security books, and then
select What can I secure in RSLinx Classic?

Logix Designer application Help – In Logix Designer application,
select Help > Contents

FactoryTalk Batch Administrator’s Guide – From the Windows Start
menu, select Start > All Programs > Rockwell Software >
FactoryTalk Batch Suite > FactoryTalk Batch > Online Books >
FactoryTalk Batch > Batch Administrator's Guide

FactoryTalk Transaction Manager Help

FactoryTalk AssetCentre Help
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Chapter 1
FactoryTalk Security overview
This chapter gives you a brief introduction to automation security, introduces
new terms and concepts, and discusses how FactoryTalk Security can be
used to help tighten application security.
Understanding
automation security
Securing an integrated, distributed automation system from both internal and
external threats requires working across multiple disciplines to develop a
multi-layered solution. Security experts call this type of solution a
"defense-in-depth" architecture. In simple terms, this means applying
different layers or defenses at different levels across an automation system to
address different threats. For example, layers of security might include
specific solutions for defending an automation system from a facility’s
outside walls all the way down through the system to hardware devices on
the plant floor. Typical security layers include:

Physical security

Network security

Operating system security

Application security

Device security
Before applying security solutions, however, we must understand the
problems that need to be solved, and then calculate the return on investment
for each security solution.
The first step for any organization is to determine the value of all business
assets, including equipment, people, products, production, reputation,
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intellectual property, and so on, and the potential costs associated with the
loss of any of these assets. It is also important to understand the threats to
these assets that could disrupt normal business activities. These threats could
be internal or external, and could be either malicious or accidental.
The next step is to calculate risks and design a plan to defend against the
most expensive threats with the highest probability of occurring. Design a
plan that mitigates only those threats that exceed your organization’s risk
threshold. Implementing security solutions is a lot like shopping for
insurance – purchase only enough insurance to reduce the perceived risk to
an acceptable level. Just as you would not spend more on insurance than the
cost of the asset to be protected, the same is true for evaluating the
cost-benefit ratio for implementing security solutions.
What problem does
FactoryTalk
Security solve?
In terms of the layered security model above, FactoryTalk Security is
designed to provide a layer of application security. Its purpose is to protect
against internal threats that are either malicious or accidental by limiting
access to only those individuals who legitimately need access to specific
automation assets. FactoryTalk Security accomplishes this goal by allowing
security administrators to define the answer to this question:
"Who can carry out what actions upon which secured resources from
where?"

Who can use Rockwell Automation software products

to perform what specific actions

on which Rockwell Automation hardware devices and other securable
resources

from where - that is, from specific computers or workstations
How does FactoryTalk Security protect the
application layer?
When someone attempts to use a FactoryTalk-enabled software product to
access a Rockwell Automation hardware device or other securable resource,
FactoryTalk Security authenticates the person's identity and authorizes that
person to access that resource and perform only allowed actions.

Authentication. Verifies a user's identity and verifies that a request
actually originated with that user.

Authorization. Verifies a user's request to use a software product or to
access a hardware device or secured resource against a set of
previously defined access permissions.
FactoryTalk Security allows centralized administration of user accounts and
access permissions. Security information, including user authentication and
authorization, can be shared across all software products and hardware
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devices on a particular computer, throughout a plant, or across an entire
enterprise.
Tip:
For comprehensive information about FactoryTalk Security, see FactoryTalk
Security Help, available from Windows Start > All Programs > Rockwell
Software > FactoryTalk Tools > FactoryTalk Help.
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Where to start
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Plan your system
FactoryTalk Security services are fully integrated into the FactoryTalk
Directory and are always present wherever the FactoryTalk Services
Platform software is installed. Use FactoryTalk Administration Console or
FactoryTalk View Studio to administer centralized security services.
About the
FactoryTalk system
A FactoryTalk system is made up of FactoryTalk-enabled software products,
services, and hardware devices all participating together and sharing the
same FactoryTalk Services Platform and FactoryTalk Directory.
FactoryTalk Services Platform is an underlying architecture and set of
services that software products can build upon. Products in the FactoryTalk
suite include FactoryTalk View, RSLinx, RSLogix, FactoryTalk Batch,
FactoryTalk AssetCentre, and FactoryTalk Transaction Manager, among
others.
FactoryTalk Services Platform

Provides common services (such as diagnostic messages, health
monitoring services, and access to real-time data) and shares plant
resources (such as tags and graphic displays) across an automation
system.

Supports centralized security services.

Supports centralized alarm and event services.
The FactoryTalk Directory
The FactoryTalk Directory references tags, data servers, security settings,
and other project information from multiple data sources, and then makes
this information available through a lookup service to all software products
participating in an application.
An application organizes project information, including elements such as
data servers, HMI servers, and alarm and event servers, and makes it
available to all participating software products and computers. A FactoryTalk
Directory can contain multiple applications.

Network applications are held in a FactoryTalk Network Directory.
Project information and software products can be located on multiple
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computers distributed across a network. All of the computers
participating in a particular Network application share a common
Network Directory Server located on a network computer.

Local applications are held in a FactoryTalk Local Directory. Project
information is located on a stand-alone computer and is available only
to software products installed on that same local computer. Local
applications cannot be accessed remotely and cannot share project
information with a Network application.
Two directories on each computer
The FactoryTalk Services Platform installs and configures both a Local
Directory and a Network Directory on each computer. All of the project
information and security settings remain completely separate and cannot be
shared between the two directories, including:

user accounts, passwords, security permissions

system-wide policy settings, including security and audit policies

project information, such as applications, area, and their contents
Which directory you need depends upon which software products you plan to
use and whether you plan to work in a stand-alone or a networked
environment. Consult your product documentation for details.
Examples of
FactoryTalk
systems
A FactoryTalk system is comprised of software products, services, and
hardware devices participating together and sharing the same FactoryTalk
Directory.
If you plan to run a FactoryTalk system on a stand-alone computer, install
and activate all FactoryTalk products and services on that same computer,
and then create Local applications using the FactoryTalk Local Directory.
If you plan to run a FactoryTalk system on multiple computers distributed
across a network, install and activate FactoryTalk products services across
those computers, and then create Network applications using the FactoryTalk
Network Directory.
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Example: Stand-alone system on a single
computer
For example, a FactoryTalk system may be as simple as FactoryTalk
Services Platform, FactoryTalk View, RSLinx Classic, and RSLogix 5 all
installed on the same computer, communicating with a single programmable
logic controller, and all participating in the same Local application held in a
Local Directory.
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Example: Distributed system on a network
A FactoryTalk system may be complex, with software products and hardware
devices participating in multiple Network applications distributed across a
network, all sharing the same Network Directory.
In the Network Directory example above, the FactoryTalk Network
Directory hosts two Network applications: one named Waste Water and the
other named Water Distribution. All of the areas, data servers, HMI servers,
device servers, and alarm and event servers organized within each
application are specific to that application. None of the application-specific
information is shared with any other application in the directory. However,
security settings, system policies, product policies, user accounts, and so on,
apply to all applications that share the same FactoryTalk Directory.
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Install and activate FactoryTalk
software
This chapter outlines the steps for getting FactoryTalk Security up and
running.
FactoryTalk Security software does not install separately — it installs as an
integrated part of the FactoryTalk Services Platform.
You can install FactoryTalk Services Platform from either:

a FactoryTalk product installation disc, such as FactoryTalk View
(FactoryTalk Services Platform software is included on the installation
disc of every product that requires it); or,

the Rockwell Automation Knowledgebase website
http://www.rockwellautomation.com/knowledgebase/. On the
Knowledgebase page, click Find Technical Support Answers. On the
Answers page, in the Search box, type FTSP Downloads, and click
Search. From the search results, select the technical note that includes
FactoryTalk Services Platform downloads.
The installation disk you will use depends upon which FactoryTalk-enabled
software products you have purchased. For details, refer to each product’s
installation instructions.
Important:
Before you begin
This guide assumes that you are installing FactoryTalk Services Platform
for the first time on each computer in your network, and that you are not
upgrading from earlier versions of any of the software. If you are
upgrading from earlier versions, like RSAssetSecurity, see Upgrade
FactoryTalk Services Platform on page 241.
This guide provides examples for working with a FactoryTalk Network
Directory on a distributed system. If you plan to work with a FactoryTalk
Local Directory, install all FactoryTalk software products on the same
computer.
Before installing any FactoryTalk software, first determine which computers
and operating systems you plan to use, and where you plan to install which
software. For help developing your installation plan, consult this guide and
individual product installation guides.
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The following diagram shows an example of the network layout for a group
of computers and software products participating in Network Directory
distributed across multiple computers. This is the system we will be setting
up throughout this guide.
For more details and examples of the types of FactoryTalk systems possible,
refer to the FactoryTalk Help.
What you need

At least two personal computers on a network (see each product’s
installation instructions for hardware and operating system
requirements)

FactoryTalk View (CPR 9 or later) installation disc (or other
FactoryTalk-enabled product installation disc). Using the newest
available version is recommended.

Studio 5000 installation disc (optional)

Access to the Internet (to activate the software)

Installation guides for each of the Rockwell Automation software
products you plan to install
Important:
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The information contained in this guide is intended
to give you a high-level look at FactoryTalk
Security and how it is used with
FactoryTalk-enabled products. This guide walks
you through installing and configuring security on
two computers (where appropriate); one will be
configured as a server, the other as a client.
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Install
FactoryTalk-enabled
software
The steps below outline the high-level procedures for installing the
FactoryTalk Services Platform and FactoryTalk-enabled software.
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Important:
This guide briefly discusses the installation of many products and does
not go into detail unless something other than default installation
options is required. For more detailed instructions, refer to each
product’s installation documentation.
Step 1: Install Microsoft Internet Information
Service
To create and run FactoryTalk View SE network distributed applications, and
allow other computers to view and modify components such as graphic
displays, you must install Microsoft Internet Information Service (IIS) on
every computer where you plan to install FactoryTalk View SE Server
software. It is not necessary to install IIS on client computers. For
step-by-step instructions, see the FactoryTalk View Site Edition Installation
Guide.
You must also install Microsoft IIS server if you want to use the FactoryTalk
Web Services feature. To read about the feature, see Install FactoryTalk Web
Services on page 256.
Step 2: Install FactoryTalk Services Platform
To install FactoryTalk Services Platform, you must log on to Windows with
a user account that is a member of the Windows Administrators group on the
local computer.
Install FactoryTalk Services Platform on every computer where you plan to
develop or run Network or Local applications.
Example:
For the examples used in this guide, you will be configuring a Network
Directory on one computer, which will act as the server. This computer will be
referred to as Computer1. A second computer will be configured as a client
computer and will be referred to as Computer2.
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FactoryTalk Directory

FactoryTalk Security

FactoryTalk Diagnostics

FactoryTalk Live Data

FactoryTalk Administration Console – a stand-alone tool for
configuring, managing, and securing applications.
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All of these components and services install together as a platform,
integrated into the software install process for each FactoryTalk-enabled
product. For step-by-step instructions, see each product’s installation
instructions.
On Computer1: Install FactoryTalk Services Platform. This is the
FactoryTalk Directory server computer.
On Computer2: Install FactoryTalk Services Platform. After FactoryTalk
Services Platform is installed, run the FactoryTalk Directory Server
Location Utility and point to Computer1 as the Network Directory server.
Step 3: Install FactoryTalk Activation Manager
FactoryTalk Activation provides a secure, software-based system for
activating Rockwell Software products and managing software activation
files. With FactoryTalk Security, you can develop and manage a centralized
security system for multiple applications distributed across an entire
automation network.
FactoryTalk Activation Manager makes FactoryTalk product activations
available to the FactoryTalk Network Directory Server computer.
Install FactoryTalk Activation Manager on both Computer1 and
Computer2. For detailed information on installing FactoryTalk Activation,
refer to the printed insert, Activate Rockwell Software Products (shipped with
your product package) or FactoryTalk Activation Help.
The activation server can be the same as the Network Directory Server. It can
also be a different computer that is not restarted frequently, for example,
another server computer.
You can add the location of a computer that will provide activations and
display existing activations that have already downloaded to an activation
server.
Get FactoryTalk product activations
Do one of the following:

If the computer has Internet access, run FactoryTalk Activation
Manager. In the Manage Activations tab, click Get New Activations
and select the activation method you want to use. Follow the
instructions to get your activations.

If the computer does NOT have Internet access, refer to the
FactoryTalk Activation Manager Help for instructions.
Click the Help button on the FactoryTalk Activation Manager dialog box
for further instructions on getting activations.
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Some FactoryTalk-enabled software products prompt for activation at the
end of the installation process. If you have already got activations for the
products you are installing, you do not need to run FactoryTalk Activation
Manager.
Tip:
To save time, get activations for all of the FactoryTalk-enabled products you
have installed, or are going to install. Do not forget to activate the software
installed on the Client computer(s).
Step 4: Install RSSecurity Emulator software
Optional. This step applies if you are going to be using RSLinx Classic or
Logix Designer application with FactoryTalk Security.
For products that do not currently support FactoryTalk Security, the
RSSecurity Emulator allows you to configure users, groups, security
permissions, and so on, in one place, and then share those settings among the
client software products, such as RSLinx Classic and Logix Designer
application.
Tip:
If you are currently using RSSecurity Server and are upgrading to FactoryTalk
Security, refer to Installing FactoryTalk Services Platform on page 244 and to
Migrating RSSecurity to FactoryTalk Security in the FactoryTalk Security online
Help.
To use the RSSecurity Emulator, install it on every computer where RSLinx
Classic and Logix Designer application are going to be installed, which will
only be Computer1 for the examples used in this guide. Once installed, you
do not have to do anything to make the RSSecurity Emulator run.
For step-by-step instructions, see Install the Rockwell Software Security
Emulator on page 114.
Example:
For the examples used in this guide, you will be configuring a Network
Directory. Select Network Directory when prompted.
Step 5: Install and activate selected FactoryTalk
View SE components
FactoryTalk View SE consists of several software components, for example,
FactoryTalk View SE Client, FactoryTalk View SE Server, and FactoryTalk
View Studio.
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When you opt to install selected components, you can choose which
individual components, or combination of components, you want to install on
the computer.
Installing FactoryTalk View software also installs FactoryTalk Activation
and FactoryTalk Alarms and Events software. FactoryTalk View SE requires
a Windows network and relies on a number of Windows elements, including
Internet Information Services (IIS).
For step-by-step instructions, see the FactoryTalk View Site Edition
Installation Guide.
On Computer1: Install the FactoryTalk View SE Server components on
the same computer as the FactoryTalk Network Directory server. Select
Network Directory when prompted to choose a FactoryTalk Directory
during installation.
Tip:
Since the FactoryTalk View installation prompts you to specify the Network
Directory location, install the software on the Network Directory Server
computer first, and then install the View client components on other computers
and point them to the Network Directory Server computer.
On Computer2: Install the FactoryTalk View SE Client components
(like FactoryTalk View Studio) on the same client computer where
FactoryTalkActivaiton Manager is installed. Select Network Directory
when prompted to choose a FactoryTalk Directory during installation.
Step 6: Install and activate RSLinx
communications software
RSLinx Classic and RSLinx Enterprise are families of software products that
link Allen-Bradley networks and devices to Microsoft Windows products
such as the FactoryTalk View family of visualization software and the
RSLogix family of device programming software.
Two versions of RSLinx are commonly used in FactoryTalk systems:

RSLinx Classic – an OPC-DA 2.0 data server.

RSLinx Enterprise – a FactoryTalk Live Data server and
device-based alarm and event server. Installing RSLinx Enterprise also
installs FactoryTalk Alarms and Events software.
To allow RSLinx Classic to work with FactoryTalk Security, first install
RSSecurity Emulator software on every computer where you also plan to
install RSLinx Classic. See Install the Rockwell Software Security Emulator
on page 114. See also the RSLinx Installation Guides.
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Example:
For the examples used in this guide, install RSLinx on Computer1.
Activate RSLinx Enterprise
RSLinx Enterprise (CPR 9 or later) supports the following activation tools:

FactoryTalk Activation™: If you are a new user, you will need to
activate your software using FactoryTalk Activation.

EvRSI activation: If you are a current user upgrading to CPR 9 or
later, your activation is already installed and will be used
automatically.
Step 7: Install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
Express
If you plan to use FactoryTalk Alarms and Events, install Microsoft SQL
Server 2008 R2 Express, if no Microsoft SQL Server database is installed on
a computer on the network. You need a compatible version of Microsoft SQL
Server installed to log historical alarms and events to a database.
Print and refer to the detailed installation instructions included in the
FactoryTalk Alarms and Events System Configuration Guide. This guide is
available in the Docs folder on the FactoryTalk View installation disc. It is
also available from the Help > Online Books menu in FactoryTalk View
Studio.
Tip:
If you plan on storing FactoryTalk Batch recipes in a SQL database, you must
have a compatible version of Microsoft SQL Server installed before installing
FactoryTalk Batch.
Step 8: Install and activate RSLogix software
The RSLogix family of software products provides programming software
for Allen-Bradley control devices, including the Logix5000 family of
controllers, PLC-5s, and SLC 500s.
To allow the Logix Designer application to work with FactoryTalk Security,
first install RSSecurity Emulator software on every computer where you also
plan to install RSLogix software. See Install the Rockwell Software Security
Emulator on page 114.
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For the examples used in this guide, install Logix Designer application on
Computer1.
For information about enabling security for Logix Designer application, see
Logix Designer application and FactoryTalk Security on page 125.
Tip:
RSSecurity Emulator is not required for RSLogix 5 and RSLogix 500 software.
For migrating from RSSecurity Server, see Migrating RSSecurity to FactoryTalk
Security in the FactoryTalk Security Help.

To program controllers, RSLinx Classic must be installed on the same
computer as RSLogix.

RSLinx Classic Lite, which comes with RSLogix, can be used only to
program controllers; it cannot be used as a data server. To provide tag
information to FactoryTalk clients, install RSLinx Classic, RSLinx
Classic Gateway, or RSLinx Enterprise on the same computer as
RSLogix.
Step 9: Install and activate FactoryTalk Batch
Server and Client software
You must create a Windows user account for the FactoryTalk Batch Server
prior to installing the FactoryTalk Batch software (for the examples used in
this guide, we will use batchsvr). When you install FactoryTalk Batch
components you are prompted to enter this user account to allow the
installation program to configure your FactoryTalk Batch system.
On Computer1 and Computer2: Create a FactoryTalk Batch Server
user account
When creating the Server user account, the following configuration
requirements must be met.

The password should be configured to never expire
If the password ever expires, the Batch Server service will fail to log
on.

The Server user account should never be disabled or deleted
If this account is ever disabled/deleted, the Batch Server service will
fail to log on.

The domain user account should have a unique name
If the Server user account is a domain account, remove any local user
accounts with the same name.

The Server user account/user group must exist on all workgroup
computers
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If you are using a local account and expect that account to have access
to resources on other computers in a workgroup environment, you must
create accounts with the same name and password on each computer in
the workgroup.
Example:
For the examples given in this guide, we will use batchsvr for the Batch
Server user account. For more detailed instructions on creating user
accounts, refer to the FactoryTalk Batch Administrator’s Guide.
Install Microsoft SQL Server

If you plan to store FactoryTalk Batch recipes in a SQL database, first
install a compatible version of Microsoft SQL Server.
On Computer1: Install the FactoryTalk Batch Server components
Install the Server components on the same computer as the FactoryTalk
Network Directory server. Select Network Directory when prompted to
choose a FactoryTalk Directory during installation.
On Computer2: Install the FactoryTalk Batch Server components
Install the FactoryTalk Batch Server components (like Recipe Editor and
Equipment Editor) on the same client computer where the FactoryTalk
Activation Manager is installed. Select Network Directory when prompted
to choose a FactoryTalk Directory during installation. When prompted for
the Batch Server name, use the name of the computer where the Batch Server
was installed.
For step-by-step instruction on installing FactoryTalk Batch components, see
the FactoryTalk Batch Installation Guide.
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here
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Do one of the following:

Go to Getting started with FactoryTalk Security on page 37 to learn
about the FactoryTalk Administration Console

Go to Creating user accounts on page 67 to learn about creating user,
group, and computer accounts.

Go to Assigning permissions on page 79 to learn about assigning
permissions to the users, groups, and computers added in this chapter.

Go to Setting up system-wide policies and product policies on page 93
to learn about setting system-wide and policy-wide security policies.

Go to Resource grouping on page 103 to learn about FactoryTalk
Security advanced features, such as resource grouping and tightening
security.

Go to RSLinx and FactoryTalk Security on page 113 to learn how to
use FactoryTalk Security with RSLinx software.
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Go to Logix Designer application and FactoryTalk Security on page
125 to learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with Logix Designer
application to secure projects and devices like Logix5000, PLC, and
SLC controllers.

Go to FactoryTalk View SE and FactoryTalk Security on page 151 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk View SE.

Go to FactoryTalk View ME and FactoryTalk Security on page 175 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk View ME.

Go to FactoryTalk Batch and FactoryTalk Security on page 201 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk Batch
components

Go to Deploying a FactoryTalk system on page 223 to learn about
deploying a FactoryTalk system to runtime computers.
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This chapter introduces you to key parts of FactoryTalk Security, including:
Before you begin
What you need

FactoryTalk Administration Console

Action groups

Policies

Computers and groups

Networks and devices

Users and groups

Single sign-on

Tightening security

Verify that you have installed and activated the software listed below
under What you need on page 37.

Become familiar with the terms and concepts of FactoryTalk Security.
See Understanding automation security on page 17 and About the
FactoryTalk system on page 21 for more information.

FactoryTalk Services Platform v. 2.10 (CPR 9) or later. Using the
newest available version is recommended.

FactoryTalk Security (installed with FactoryTalk Services Platform)
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Follow these steps
Opening
FactoryTalk
Security
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FactoryTalk Security is not a separate product – it is fully integrated into the
FactoryTalk Directory – you will not find it on the Start menu, or in the
Add or Remove Programs list in Control Panel.
To get started using FactoryTalk Security, open the FactoryTalk
Administration Console: Start > All Programs > Rockwell Software >
FactoryTalk Administration Console and then log on to the FactoryTalk
Local or Network Directory.
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Log on to FactoryTalk using an administrator
account
To secure your FactoryTalk system, you must log on to that directory using a
user account that has administrative access to the directory.
If you installed FactoryTalk Services Platform, version 2.10 (CPR 9) or later
on a new computer, you can access the:

Network Directory using any Windows user account that is a member
of the Windows Administrators group your local computer

Local Directory using any Windows user account
You must log on to, and configure security settings for, each directory
separately.
Tip:
FactoryTalk
Administration
Console
If the administrator account is a locked or expired Windows-linked account,
enable the account in Windows.
If the administrator account is a locked or expired FactoryTalk user account,
run the FactoryTalk Directory Configuration Wizard to enable the account. See
"Using the FactoryTalk Directory Configuration Wizard" on page 215 for
instructions.
The FactoryTalk Administration Console is your tool for working with
FactoryTalk Security. Using this tool, you can:

browse your FactoryTalk system and view the applications, servers,
and devices within it

create system-wide security settings, and security settings that affect all
instances of FactoryTalk-enabled products

secure the FactoryTalk Network Directory or FactoryTalk Local
Directory

secure resources in your FactoryTalk system, including applications
and data
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Tip:
secure hardware networks and devices
If you are using FactoryTalk View, you can use either the Factory Talk
Administration Console or Factory Talk View Studio to configure security.
The Explorer window
The Explorer window, which is the left pane of the FactoryTalk
Administration Console, shows the contents of the FactoryTalk Network
Directory or FactoryTalk Local Directory in a tree view.
Use the Explorer window to add and manage security for your FactoryTalk
View system (including all security-enabled FactoryTalk products).
Server
The server is the computer hosting the FactoryTalk Directory – either a
Network or Local Directory Server.
If you are using a Network Directory Server, the term Network appears (as
shown above) and the name of the computer appears in brackets. The term
"This Computer" indicates that the FactoryTalk Network Directory is on the
computer being used. If the Network Directory was being accessed remotely,
a computer name would appear in the brackets.
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If you are using a Local Directory Server, the term Local appears and the
name of the computer appears in brackets.
Application
An application organizes project information, including elements such as
data servers, HMI servers, and alarm and event servers, and makes that
information available to all software products and computers participating in
a FactoryTalk system.
Network applications are held in a FactoryTalk Network Directory. Project
information and participating software products can be located on multiple
computers, distributed across a network. All the computers participating in a
particular Network application share a common Network Directory Server
located on a network computer.
Local applications are held in a FactoryTalk Local Directory. Project
information is located on a stand-alone computer and is available only to
software products installed on that same local computer. Local applications
cannot be accessed remotely and cannot share project information with a
Network application.
Area
Areas organize and subdivide a distributed Network application into logical
or physical divisions. For example, separate areas might correspond with
separate manufacturing lines in a facility, separate plants in different
geographical locations, or different manufacturing processes.
Areas are not available with Local applications.
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System folder
The System folder contains a list of user, computer, and group accounts,
passwords, system-wide policy settings, and system-wide security settings.
All of the items in the System folder apply to every application in the
FactoryTalk Directory.
The items within the System folder are described in more detail on the
following pages.
Application and Communications tabs
The tabs at the bottom of the Explorer window are available only if RSLinx
Enterprise is installed. The Application tab allows you to view the Explorer
window. The Communications tab allows you to view the control hardware
available to the local computer through RSLinx Enterprise.
If you are running FactoryTalk View Machine Edition, the Communications
tab displays the same information as the Design (Local) tab on the
Communication Setup dialog box in FactoryTalk View ME. For
information, see "Use the Design (Local) and Runtime (Target) tabs on the
Communication Setup dialog box (FactoryTalk View Machine Edition)" in
RSLinx Enterprise online help.
Action groups
(System folder)
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Action groups allow you to group actions together and then assign security
permissions to all of the actions in the group. This allows you to grant or
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permissions for each action separately.
Create action groups that make sense in your facility. For example, create
groups based on:
Policies (System
folder)

a person’s role or job (operator, supervisor, engineer, and so on)

the equipment a person has a access to (hoppers, mixers, ovens, and so
on)
A policy is a setting that applies across the entire FactoryTalk system. There
are two types of policies – Product policies and System policies.
Product policies are sets of securable features for the individual products in
your FactoryTalk system. You can define security settings to restrict access
to the features of individual FactoryTalk products in your system, and to
prevent inadvertent changes, or tampering. Only users with the required level
of access can use the product features that you have secured.
The policy information for each FactoryTalk product is preloaded in the
FactoryTalk Directory. You can modify these policies on a
product-by-product basis for specific users, groups, and computers included
within the FactoryTalk Directory.
System policies are sets of policies that are system wide. Examples of
system policies are:

Security – password length, complexity, expiration, and so on

Audit checks – whether access checks are audited, whether access
grants, denies or both are audited, and so on

User rights – whether users can perform certain actions, such as
backing up and restoring the contents of the FactoryTalk directory
All FactoryTalk products use the policies in the System Policies folder.
When you install individual products, they can add their own policies to the
Product Policies folder.
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A computer account represents a physical computer on the network.
Computers and Groups allow you to create computer accounts that
determine which computers have access to your FactoryTalk system.
Computers and
groups (System
folder)
Tip:
You can create computer accounts or computer group accounts only in a
FactoryTalk Network Directory – not a Local Directory.
Once you have added the computer account, you can specify security settings
for the computer – for example, to allow or deny access to parts of the
FactoryTalk system from the computer or to configure how long the
directory cache files are available after the client is disconnected from the
FactoryTalk directory server. You can also add the computer to a group
account that includes multiple computers, and then specify security settings
for the group.For example, you might use these accounts to enforce
line-of-sight security, to ensure that operators control critical or dangerous
operations only when they can see the equipment they are operating.
Important:
Networks and
devices (System
folder)
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You must create computer accounts for any computers hosting servers —
for example, Terminal Servers, Rockwell Automation Device Servers
(RSLinx Enterprise), OPC data servers, Tag Alarm and Event Servers, or
HMI servers. Without the server computer accounts, you will not be able to
configure the servers from client computers on the network because the
FactoryTalk Network Directory Server cannot locate these servers on the
network without their computer accounts.
This is true even if the security policy called Require computer accounts
for all client machines is disabled.
Networks and Devices are the control hardware available to the local
computer through RSLinx Classic. These control networks and devices can
be different for each computer in the system.
You can secure the control hardware accessible through RSLinx Classic
either in FactoryTalk Administration Console or RSWho. Security settings
configured in RSWho appear in FactoryTalk Administration Console when
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Autobrowse is enabled in RSWho, security settings configured in
FactoryTalk Administration Console immediately appear in RSWho.
The steps for securing these networks and devices are the same as for any
other resource in your FactoryTalk system. However, there is a slightly
different set of rules for applying inherited security permissions to control
devices secured with logical names.
If you want to secure hardware in "groups", use resource grouping to set up
security through the application or area (for Network systems) or through the
application (for Local systems). See Using resource groupings on page 104
for more information.
The Users and Groups folder allows you to control who accesses the
FactoryTalk system and from which computer. Access can be restricted to a
single user or group of users, as well as to a single computer or group of
computers.
Users and groups
(System folder)
When setting up security, create groups first and grant the appropriate
permissions to the group. This allows you to create a security structure
without needing to know exactly who the users will be. When users are
added to the group, they inherit the permissions granted to the group. If
necessary, you can then deny individual users specific permissions later.
Tip:
Specify the Network
Directory location
You can create Windows-linked user accounts that are
linked to user accounts that already exist in a Windows
domain or workgroup. For details, see FactoryTalk Help.
To share FactoryTalk Network Directory services and resources, you must
connect the local computer to a FactoryTalk Network Directory Server and
participate in the applications that are hosted on that server. To do this, use
the FactoryTalk Directory Server Location Utility. (You don’t need to do
this for a Local Directory on a stand-alone computer.)
To change the location of the Network Directory Server, you must be logged
on to the computer with an account that has permissions to change the
directory server. For details about the security settings, see Assigning system
policies on page 96.
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Run the FactoryTalk Directory Server Location
Utility
You can run the utility from the:

Windows Start menu:
Click Start > All Programs > Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk
Tools > Specify FactoryTalk Directory Location.

FactoryTalk Administration Console:
From the Tools menu, click FactoryTalk Directory Server Options.
Point client computers to the directory server
computer
1. On each participating Network Directory client computer, run the
FactoryTalk Directory Server Location Utility.
Example:
Go to Computer2, the client computer we are using for these examples,
and run the Directory Server Location utility.
2. In the FactoryTalk Directory Server Location dialog box, click the
Browse button.
3. In the Login User dialog box, type the Administrator user name and
password, and then click OK.
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4. In the FactoryTalk Directory Server Configuration dialog box, click
Remote computer and then type or browse for the name of the
computer you want to use as the Network Directory Server.
Example:
For this example, select the computer referred to as Computer1, where
FactoryTalk Activation and FactoryTalk Administration Console are
installed.
5. Click OK.
When prompted to do so, log on to the new Network Directory Server.
If single sign-on is enabled on the computer when you change the
location of the Network Directory Server, the single sign-on session
terminates, and you must log on to the new Network Directory Server.
The user name and password you enter becomes the new single sign-on
credentials for all participating FactoryTalk products on the computer.
Log on to
FactoryTalk using a
Windows
Administrator
account
To start securing your FactoryTalk system, you must log on to the
FactoryTalk directory using a user account that has administrative access to
the directory.
1. Do one of the following to log on to FactoryTalk:

On the Windows Start menu, select Start > All Programs >
Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk Tools > Log on to
FactoryTalk.

In the notification area of Windows taskbar, double-click the
FactoryTalk Directory icon
.

Log on to a FactoryTalk product and use the same credentials to
also automatically log on to the FactoryTalk Directory.
2. In the Directory list, select the FactoryTalk Directory you want to log
on to:
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Click Network to access Network applications on the Network
Directory Server.

Click Local to access Local applications on the Local Directory.
Example:

For this example, select Network.
If you cannot log on to a particular directory on this computer, it
may be because you do not have a valid user account in that
directory.
3. Do one of the following:

If you are not already logged on to a FactoryTalk Directory, click
Log On.

If you are already logged on to a FactoryTalk Directory and want
to log on as a different user, or if you want to log on to a different
directory, click Change Logon.
4. In the Log On dialog box, type your user name and password, and then
click OK.
Security settings
are separate in the
Network and Local
Directory

If you have the same user name and password for a
Windows-linked account and a user account, you can log on to the
Windows-linked account deliberately by typing the user name in
the format, DOMAIN\username in the User Name box.

If you have the same user name and password in your computer's
local workstation domain and in a Windows network domain, you
will be logged on to the same domain that you are currently logged
on to in Windows, unless you specify the name of the domain.
Security settings are stored in the FactoryTalk Directory. The FactoryTalk
Network Directory and FactoryTalk Local Directory are completely separate
and independent of each other. User accounts, passwords, security
permissions, system-wide policy settings, and project information are
completely separate and cannot be shared between the Network Directory
and the Local Directory. Configuring any of these items in one directory
does not configure them in the other. Similarly, changing the password to a
user account in one directory does not change the password the other
directory, even if the account has the same name in both directories.
Tip:
All the computers participating in a particular FactoryTalk View application
share a common FactoryTalk Directory located on a network computer.
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FactoryTalk Directory Configuration Wizard
If an error occurred while you were installing the FactoryTalk Services
Platform, or you are upgrading from a previous version of FactoryTalk
Automation Platform, you may have to manually configure the FactoryTalk
Directory by running the FactoryTalk Directory Configuration Wizard. Refer
to Using the FactoryTalk Directory Configuration Wizard for more
information on when to run the FactoryTalk Directory Configuration Wizard.
Securing the
actions users can
perform
When setting up security, you can specify which actions a user or group can
perform on the resources in your system while working from a particular
computer or group of computers. In a FactoryTalk Local Directory, actions
can only be performed from the local computer — the FactoryTalk Local
Directory does not contain any computer accounts.
Differences between securable actions and product policy feature
security
In addition to securing actions users can perform, you can define product
policies that determine what features a user can access in various
FactoryTalk products. See Differences between securable actions and
product policy features and Secure product policy features in the
FactoryTalk Security Help (\Program Files\Common
Files\Rockwell\Help\FTSecurityEN.chm).
Action groups
You can group actions together and then assign security permissions to all of
the actions in the group. See About action groups in the FactoryTalk Security
Help.
Default securable actions
This section lists the securable actions, organized by category, that are
installed by default with the FactoryTalk Services Platform. However,
different sets of actions apply to different resources in the directory.
Important:
Additional securable actions might appear, depending on which
FactoryTalk products you have installed. For details about using those
actions, see the documentation for your FactoryTalk products.
To secure the actions for a particular resource:
1. In FactoryTalk Administration Console or FactoryTalk View Studio, in
the Explorer window, right-click the resource you want to secure, and
then click Security on the pop-up menu.
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2. Specify permissions for the following actions and then click OK.
RSLinx Enterprise actions
See RSLinx Enterprise Help: From the help Contents tab, open the book
Work with RSLinx Enterprise > Secure RSLinx Enterprise using
FactoryTalk Security, and then open the topic How to specify FactoryTalk
Security permissions to enable you to perform RSLinx Enterprise tasks.
FactoryTalk Transaction Manager actions
See FactoryTalk Transaction Manager Online Help: From the help Contents
tab, open the book Secure FactoryTalk Transaction Manager using
FactoryTalk Security, and then open the topic Specify FactoryTalk Security
permissions that allow you to perform FactoryTalk Transaction Manager
tasks.
RSLogix 5 actions
These actions are available from the Networks and Devices tree and apply to
all of the control hardware listed in the tree. These actions apply only to the
RSLogix 5 software product.
See the RSLogix 5 Getting Results Guide.
RSLogix 500 actions
These actions are available from the Networks and Devices tree and apply to
all of the control hardware listed in the tree. These actions apply only to the
RSLogix 500 software product.
See the RSLogix 500 Getting Results Guide.
RSLogix 5000 actions
These actions are available from the Networks and Devices tree and apply to
all of the control hardware listed in the tree. These actions apply only to
Logix Designer application.
See the Logix Designer application Help.
FactoryTalk Batch actions
See FactoryTalk Batch Administrator’s Guide: From the Windows Start
menu, click Start > All Programs > Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk
Batch Suite > Online Books > FactoryTalk Batch > Batch
Administrator’s Guide.
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Common actions
Read
Controls whether a user or group can see the resource in the Explorer
window from a computer or group of computers.

For the Network Directory or Local Directory, denying Read
prevents users from seeing the directory or its contents.

For an application, denying Read prevents users from seeing the
application or its contents. Denying Read does not prevent users from
reading tag values from data servers in the application.

For an area, denying Read prevents users from seeing the area or its
contents. Denying Read does not prevent users from reading tag values
from data servers in the area.

For the System folder, denying Read prevents users from seeing the
System folder or its contents. Denying Read does not prevent users
from reading tag values for devices in the Networks and Devices tree.

For the Networks and Devices tree in the System folder, denying
Read prevents users from seeing the Networks and Devices tree and its
contents. Denying Read does not prevent users from reading tag values
for a particular device.

For an individual network or device within the Networks and
Devices tree, denying Read prevents users from seeing the network or
device and its contents. Denying Read does not prevent users from
reading tag values for a particular device.
Important:
Take care when explicitly denying Read and List Children rights —
many applications require common Read and List Children rights to
allow access to security rights. If the various applications cannot read
their security rights, the application will either not run, or will run with
limited functionality.
Write
Controls whether a user or group can write to the resource from a computer
or group of computers.

For the Network Directory or Local Directory, denying Write
prevents users from modifying the properties of any item in the
directory. For example, denying Write prevents users from modifying
the description of an application, area, or the properties of a data
server. However, if Create Children is allowed, the user or group can
create applications in the directory, add areas to an application, and add
data servers to areas.
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For an application, denying Write prevents users from modifying the
properties of any item in the application. For example, denying Write
prevents users from modifying the description of the application, the
descriptions of areas within the application, or the properties of data
servers within the application or its areas. However, if Create Children
is allowed, the user or group can add areas or data servers to an
application, and can add data servers to areas.

For an area, denying Write prevents users from modifying the
properties of any item in the area. For example, denying Write prevents
users from modifying the description of the area, or the properties of
data servers within the area. However, if Create Children is allowed,
the user or group can add areas or data servers within the area.

For the System folder, denying Write prevents users from modifying
the properties of any item in the System folder. For example, denying
Write prevents users from modifying policy settings, and the properties
of user accounts, such as an account's description or group
memberships. Denying Write also prevents deleting user and group
accounts, if the accounts have group memberships associated with
them. This is because the group memberships are updated
automatically when an account is deleted, and updating group
memberships is controlled by the Write action.

For the Networks and Devices tree in the System folder, denying
Write prevents users from defining or undefining logical names for
networks or devices. Denying Write does not prevent users from
writing tag values to devices.

For an individual network or device within the Networks and
Devices tree, denying Write prevents users from defining or undefining
logical names for the network or device. Denying Write does not
prevent users from writing tag values to devices.
Configure Security
Controls whether a user or group can change the security permissions for the
resource, while working from a computer or group of computers, by clicking
Security on the pop-up menu.
Denying Configure Security has the same effect on all types of securable
resources. For example, if a user is denied Configure Security for an area, the
user cannot change the security settings of the area, such as allowing or
denying users permission to perform actions in the area, while working from
the specified computer or group of computers.
Similarly, denying Configure Security on the Users and Groups folder
prevents users from setting security permissions for the Users and Groups
folder. Denying Configure Security on the Users and Groups folder does not
limit the access users have to resources in the system.
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Create Children
Controls whether a user or group can create a new, related resource beneath
an existing resource in the directory tree while working from a computer or
group of computers.

For the Network Directory or Local Directory, denying Create
Children prevents users from creating applications,areas, or servers.

For an application, denying Create Children prevents users from
creating areas or servers in the application.

For an area, denying Create Children prevents users from creating
areas or servers in the area.

For the System folder, denying Create Children prevents users from
creating user, computer, or group accounts. Denying Create Children
has no effect on policies.

For the Networks and Devices tree, and for individual networks or
devices within the Networks and Devices tree, Create Children is not
available because users cannot add items to the Networks and Devices
tree. Networks and Devices is populated automatically, based on the
networks and devices that are available to your local computer.
List Children
Controls whether a user or group can list the children of the resource from a
computer or group of computers.
Denying List Children has the same effect on all types of securable
resources. For example, if List Children access is denied to an application,
the user or group can see the application, but not its contents while working
from the specified computer or group of computers.
Unlike the Read action, List Children does allow the user to see the resource
that contains other resources, for example, the application that contains areas
or servers.
Execute
Controls whether a user or group can perform an executable action from a
computer or group of computers. The Execute action is used primarily for
Product Policy Feature Security settings. For details about securing features,
see Secure product policy features.
Instead of using the Execute action, each FactoryTalk product can use its
own actions to secure its executable features. For details about what, if
anything, the Execute action does in a particular FactoryTalk, product, see
documentation for that product.
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Delete
Controls whether a user or group can delete the resource, while working from
a particular computer or group of computers.

For the Network Directory or Local Directory, denying Delete
prevents users from deleting any item in the directory, for example,
applications, areas, servers, or user accounts.

For an application, denying Delete prevents users from deleting the
application, or any item within it, for example, areas, or servers.

For an area, denying Delete prevents users from deleting the area, or
any item within it, for example, servers within the area.

For the System folder, denying Delete prevents users from deleting
any item in the System folder, for example, user, computer, or group
accounts. If a user, computer, or group account has group memberships
associated with it, deleting the account also requires Write permission,
because updating the group memberships of accounts is controlled by
the Write action.

For the Networks and Devices tree in the System folder, and for
individual networks or devices within the Networks and Devices tree,
the Delete action is not available because users cannot remove items
from the Networks and Devices tree. Networks and Devices is
populated automatically, based on the networks and devices that are
available to your local computer.
Tag actions
Write Value
Controls whether a user or group can write to tags in data servers from a
computer or group of computers. This action can be configured on the
Network Directory or Local Directory, an application, or an area.
The Write Value action does not prevent users from writing values to tags in
specific hardware devices. Write Value prevents writing values to all of the
tags managed by a data server.
If you have additional FactoryTalk products installed, they might install
additional Tag actions. For details about these actions, see Help for your
FactoryTalk products.
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User action groups
This category contains the action groups you have added. If you have not
added any action groups, this category does not appear. For details about
action groups, see "About action groups" in the FactoryTalk Security Help.
Tightening security
When you install the FactoryTalk Services Platform on a computer for the
first time – rather than upgrading from a previous version – the FactoryTalk
Network Directory and the FactoryTalk Local Directory are configured to
allow access to all users by default. However, by default, user accounts have
slightly different levels of access in the Network Directory and Local
Directory.
Because the Network Directory and Local Directory are separate, you must
secure them separately.
On a new system
If you installed the FactoryTalk Services Platform software for the first time
and all computers participating in the system are using only FactoryTalk
Services Platform, version 2.10 (CPR 9) or later:

In the FactoryTalk Network Directory, all users who successfully log
on to Windows on any local computer connected to the FactoryTalk
Network Directory have full access to the distributed FactoryTalk
system on the network

In the FactoryTalk Local Directory, any user who successfully logs on
to Windows on the local computer has full access to the FactoryTalk
system on the local computer
Tighten security on a new system:
These instructions are for use on a system where FactoryTalk Services
Platform has been installed for the first time.
1. Decide which FactoryTalk Directory you want to configure for
tightened security. If you need to tighten security in both the Network
Directory and Local Directory, choose one, complete the steps below,
and then repeat these steps for the other directory.
2. Log on to Windows using an account that is a member of the Windows
Administrators group on the local computer (Computer1 for this
example).
3. Start FactoryTalk Administration Console, and then log on to the
FactoryTalk Network Directory where you want to tighten security.
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From the Windows Start menu, click Start > All Programs >
Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk Administration Console.
4. To ensure that you always have administrative access to the
FactoryTalk Directory, create one or more FactoryTalk user accounts
or Windows-linked user accounts. You will add these accounts to the
Administrators group in the next step:

In the Explorer window, expand System > Users and Groups >
Users. Right-click Users, point to New, and then click User or
Windows-Linked User.

If you are creating a user account, in the New User dialog box,
type a user name and password for the account. For help with the
other options in the dialog box, click the Help button in the dialog
box.

If you are creating a Windows-linked user account, in the New
Windows-Linked User dialog box, click Add. In the Select Users
dialog box, type the names of one or more Windows-linked
accounts you want to link to and then click OK, or click Advanced
and then click Find Now to search for the accounts. When you are
finished in the New Windows-Linked User dialog box, click
Create.
Example:
For this example, add yourself as a Windows-linked user.
5. Add the user accounts you created in the previous step to the
Administrators group:
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In the Explorer window, expand System > Users and Groups >
User Groups. Right-click the Administrators group, and then click
Properties on the pop-up menu.

In the Administrators Properties dialog box, click Add. In the
Select User or Group dialog box, click Show users only, select
the user accounts you want to have administrative access, and then
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click OK. Click OK to close the Administrators Properties
dialog box for the account.
6. Log off FactoryTalk:

On the File menu, click Log Off.
7. Log on to the FactoryTalk Network Directory you are configuring –
use the administrator user name and password that you created in step
4.
8. Restrict access to each FactoryTalk Directory. In the FactoryTalk
Network Directory and the FactoryTalk Local Directory, remove the
Windows-linked groups called Windows Administrators and
Authenticated Users.
Note: Be sure you have created an administrator user and added that user to the
Administrators group for both the Network and Local Directories — not the
Windows Administrators group.

In the Explorer window, expand System > Users and Groups >
User Groups. Right-click Windows Administrators and then
click Delete on the pop-up menu.
Removing the Windows Administrators group from the
Administrators group prevents all users who are members of the
Windows Administrators group on any local computer connected
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to the FactoryTalk Network Directory from having administrative
access to the directory.

In the Explorer window, expand System > Users and Groups >
User Groups. Right-click Authenticated Users and then click
Delete on the pop-up menu.
Deleting the Authenticated Users group prevents all user accounts
that have successfully logged on to Windows on any local
computer connected to the FactoryTalk Network Directory from
having access to the directory.
9. Restrict access to All Users:
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On the Permissions tab, select All Users.
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In the Permissions list, beside All Actions, clear the Allow and
Deny check boxes.

Expand the Common group of actions, and then select the Allow
check boxes for Read and List Children.
10. Remove All Users from product policies:
The last step for reducing rights to the All Users group is to remove the
rights granted to All Users in the Product Polices.
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From the Explorer window, expand the FactoryTalk Directory as
shown and locate the Product Policies folder.

Right-click Product Policies, and then click Configure Features
Security on the context menu.

On the Feature Security for Product Policies dialog box, select
All Users, and then click the Remove button.
The All Users group is removed from the FactoryTalk Directory
and all permissions that were set for that group are deleted.
11. Next, secure your system policy settings, which define general rules for
implementing security across all FactoryTalk products in your system.
For details about securing policies, see Setting up system-wide policies
and product policies on page 93.
Once you have set this basic level of security, create user groups and user
accounts for those users that need greater access to the system, and then
configure security for those accounts.
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On an upgraded system
If you upgraded an existing FactoryTalk system from FactoryTalk
Automation Platform version 2.00, your security system will continue to
work as it did before, so you might not need to tighten security any further.
However, during the upgrade, if a valid (not disabled or expired) FactoryTalk
administrator account could not be found in the FactoryTalk Network
Directory or FactoryTalk Local Directory, you cannot log on to the directory
and you must run the FactoryTalk Directory Configuration Wizard manually
after installation. Running the wizard manually the first time gives full
access to all users on any local computer that is connected to the
FactoryTalk Network Directory. To tighten security in your system, you
must revoke this access manually. For more information on tightening
security on an upgraded system, see Tightening security on page 55.
Logging on and off
with single sign-on
Once a user has logged on to the FactoryTalk system once, any actions
requiring the same level of security are permitted in other FactoryTalk
products on the same computer, without the need for the user to log on to
each product separately. This is a security policy called single sign-on, and
is defined by the system administrator. Single sign-on is enabled by default.
For example, suppose that single sign-on is enabled, and user called Jane has
a Windows-linked account. Jane can log on to the system once, and is not
prompted to log on again when she runs FactoryTalk View SE Client,
FactoryTalk View Studio, RSLogix, and so on, on that same computer.
When single sign-on is enabled:

If Jane has a FactoryTalk user account, she would log on to Windows,
and then log on to FactoryTalk. Once logged on to FactoryTalk, she
would not be prompted to log on again when she runs another
FactoryTalk product that allows single sign-on.

If Jane has a Windows-linked account, she would log on to Windows,
select the Network Directory or Local Directory, and then be
automatically logged on to FactoryTalk using her Windows-linked
account. She would not be prompted to provide a user name and
password at all. Once logged onto FactoryTalk using her
Windows-linked account, she would not be prompted to log on again
when she runs another FactoryTalk product that allows single sign-on.
Setting up single sign-on
Single sign-on is a security policy setting. To set it up:
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1. In the FactoryTalk View Studio Explorer window, open the System
folder, open Policies > System Policies, and then double-click
Security Policy.
2. In the Single Sign-On Policy Settings list, verify whether Use single
sign-on is enabled or disabled.
If single sign-on still does not seem to be working properly, it is likely that
the FactoryTalk product you are using does not support the single sign-on
capability. Some FactoryTalk products always require users to log on, even if
single sign-on is enabled.
For detailed information on using single sign-on, see FactoryTalk Help.
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Two ways to log on
You can log on to FactoryTalk in one of two ways:

From the Windows Start menu – to log on to FactoryTalk, you can run
Start > Programs > Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk Tools > Log
On to FactoryTalk.
Once you select the Network Directory or Local Directory and then log
on with a user account, all subsequent attempts to access FactoryTalk
products from this same FactoryTalk Directory and this same computer
automatically use this same user name and password, if single sign-on
is enabled. If single sign-on is disabled, users are always prompted to
provide credentials when logging on.

From a FactoryTalk product – if you log on to a FactoryTalk product
without first logging on to FactoryTalk, then security uses this user
name and password to also automatically log on to the FactoryTalk
system. All subsequent attempts to access FactoryTalk products, from
this same FactoryTalk Directory on this same computer, automatically
use this same user name and password, if single sign-on is enabled.
For example, suppose Jane has a user account and logs on to
FactoryTalk Administration Console with the user name "Jane" and the
password "robotics." Behind the scenes, security uses this same name
and password to silently log Jane on to the FactoryTalk system. If Jane
later runs FactoryTalk View, the system uses her security credentials
and allows her to access the product without prompting her to log on
again, even if she has closed or logged off from FactoryTalk
Administration Console.
Logging on as administrator with single sign-on
If a computer is being used by multiple users, one of whom is an
administrator, the administrator should be careful that the administrator
account does not remain logged on as the single sign-on account, because all
subsequent FactoryTalk products that run on the computer will automatically
use the administrator account.
Administrators should log on to FactoryTalk using a non-administrator
account, and then log on to individual FactoryTalk products as administrator.
This allows administrators to make changes without changing the single
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Two ways to log off
While you can log on to FactoryTalk from either the Windows Start menu or
automatically as part of logging on to a FactoryTalk product, you must use
the Log On to FactoryTalk tool to log off from the FactoryTalk system.

If you log off a FactoryTalk product, such as FactoryTalk
Administration Console or FactoryTalk View, from the product's File
menu, and do not log off FactoryTalk using the Log On to FactoryTalk
tool, you remain logged on to FactoryTalk, and all subsequent attempts
to access FactoryTalk products automatically use the user name and
password shown in the Log On to FactoryTalk tool.

If you log off FactoryTalk using the Log On to FactoryTalk tool, but
do not log off from the product's File menu, you remain logged on to
any FactoryTalk products, but you are prompted for a user name and
password the next time you run a FactoryTalk product on this
computer. If single sign-on is enabled, all subsequent attempts to
access FactoryTalk products then use that same user name and
password. If single sign-on is disabled, users are always prompted to
provide credentials when logging on.
For example, suppose Jane logs on to the FactoryTalk Administration
Console with the user name "Administrator" and then later logs off from the
Administration Console's File menu. While Jane is out to lunch, Joe uses the
computer to run FactoryTalk View. When he starts up the software, he is not
prompted to log on, because Jane's "Administrator" account is still logged on
to the FactoryTalk system. Joe now has Jane's "Administrator" security rights
in every FactoryTalk product he runs, until the computer logs off Windows
or until the Log On to FactoryTalk tool logs off "Administrator."
When to disable single sign-on
If multiple users are sharing the same Windows user account, but have
different FactoryTalk Security user accounts, it might be necessary to disable
single sign-on. This is because with single sign-on enabled, the last user that
logged on to FactoryTalk is automatically logged on to all subsequent
FactoryTalk products. If you need to be able to distinguish the actions of
individual users, disable single sign-on to force all users to identify
themselves to each FactoryTalk product they use.
There is no way to log all users off all FactoryTalk products simultaneously.
This is because some products might need to run without interruption in the
background. To log all users off all FactoryTalk products simultaneously, log
off Windows. Logging off Windows also shuts down all FactoryTalk
products that were started in the Windows session, regardless of how many
users were logged on.
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here
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Do one of the following:

Go to Creating user accounts on page 67 to learn about creating user,
group, and computer accounts.

Go to Assigning permissions on page 79 to learn about assigning
permissions to the users, groups, and computers added in this chapter.

Go to Setting up system-wide policies and product policies on page 93
to learn about setting system-wide and policy-wide security policies.

Go to Resource grouping on page 103 to learn about FactoryTalk
Security advanced features, such as resource grouping.

Go to RSLinx and FactoryTalk Security on page 113 to learn how to
use FactoryTalk Security with RSLinx software.

Go to Logix Designer application and FactoryTalk Security on page
125 to learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with Logix Designer
application to secure projects and devices like Logix5000, PLC, and
SLC controllers.

Go to FactoryTalk View SE and FactoryTalk Security on page 151 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk View SE.

Go to FactoryTalk View ME and FactoryTalk Security on page 175 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk View ME.

Go to FactoryTalk Batch and FactoryTalk Security on page 201 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk Batch
components

Go to Deploying a FactoryTalk system on page 223 to learn about
deploying a FactoryTalk system to runtime computers.
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Creating user accounts
User accounts allow you to control who accesses the FactoryTalk system and
from which computer. Access can be restricted to a single user or group of
users, as well as to a single computer or group of computers.
This chapter describes how to create user accounts, including information
about:
Before you begin
What you need

Network and Local user accounts

FactoryTalk user accounts and Windows-linked user accounts

Planning your accounts

A simple scenario that shows the process of setting up a user accounts
in a FactoryTalk security system

Verify that you have installed and activated the software listed below
under What you need on page 67.

Verify that you have configured the Network Directory as discussed in
Specify the Network Directory location on page 45.

Become familiar with the terms and concepts of FactoryTalk Security.
See Understanding automation security on page 17 and About the
FactoryTalk system on page 21 for more information.

FactoryTalk Services Platform v. 2.10 (CPR 9) or later. Using the
newest available version is recommended.

FactoryTalk Security (installed with FactoryTalk Services Platform)
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Follow these steps
FactoryTalk user
accounts and
Windows-linked
user accounts
You can add FactoryTalk user or group accounts, FactoryTalk temporary
user accounts, or Windows-linked user or group accounts to your
FactoryTalk system.

FactoryTalk user or group accounts
These accounts are separate from the user’s Windows account. This
allows you to specify the account’s identity (for example, the user
name), set up how the account operates (for example, whether the
password expires), and specify the groups the account belongs to.

FactoryTalk Temporary User
Use this type of user account if you want to allow users to temporarily
utilize the privileges of another user in a different group. This involves
creating a special temporary user account, defining who is permitted to
authorize the use of this account, and the use of a challenge and
response scheme for generating the password for the account.
The user requesting access and the user authorizing access must be in
the same FactoryTalk Directory. Both users must be connecting to the
FactoryTalk Directory or using cached directory. If using cached
directory, make sure it contains the temporary user account.
To use this type of user account:
a. Create a temporary user account
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Temporary User accounts can be added to groups in the same way
as other types of user accounts. Their security privileges are also
defined in the same way as other types of accounts. For more
information about how to configure the duration for temporary
passwords and groups granting temporary passwords, refer to
FactoryTalk Security Help.
b. Request a temporary password
At the computer where the use of the Temporary User account is
needed, in FactoryTalk Administration Console, select Tools >
Temporary Password > Request. For more information, see
FactoryTalk Help.
c. Authorize a temporary password
At the computer where the use of the Temporary User account will
be authorized, in FactoryTalk Administration Console, select Tools
> Temporary Password > Authorize. For more information, see
FactoryTalk Help.
d. Use a temporary password
After being authorized, the generated password can be used to log
in with the Temporary User account on the computer where
password is requested.
Tip:

A password requested on one computer will not work on
any other computer. The password only can be used
until it expires.
Windows-linked user or group accounts
These accounts are managed by Windows. A Windows-linked user
account is linked to the user’s Windows account. Add Windows-linked
user accounts from a Windows domain or workgroup to the
FactoryTalk system to allow the user accounts in the group to access
the FactoryTalk system. You cannot change any Windows-linked
account information, but you can change the groups the user belongs
to.
Tip:
Adding Windows-linked accounts to FactoryTalk means
you maintain only one security system.
A Windows-linked user or Windows-linked user group is a user/user
group account whose credentials are managed and authenticated by the
Windows operating system, but linked into the FactoryTalk Security
services.
The Windows-linked user group Windows Administrators account is
added to the FactoryTalk Administrators group, giving full access to
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the FactoryTalk Network Directory to all Windows user accounts that
are members of the Windows Administrators group on any local
computer connected to the FactoryTalk Network Directory. You can
remove this level of access after installation. See Tightening security
on page 55.
The Windows-linked user group account Authenticated Users is
added to the FactoryTalk Network Directory and FactoryTalk Local
Directory if you install the FactoryTalk Services Platform on a new
computer. You can remove this level of access after installation. See
Tightening security on page 55.
During installation, the $AnonymousLogon user account is created
automatically and is given Common/Read and Common/List Children
access to the FactoryTalk Network Directory and FactoryTalk Local
Directory. This account is used after installation when FactoryTalk
products require service access to the directory.
Tip:
Planning your
accounts
Create FactoryTalk user and group accounts and add
your Windows-linked users and groups to them. This
allows you to assign rights to the FactoryTalk user and
group accounts and not the Windows-linked accounts.
This is especially important if you are going to be
switching from a development domain to a production
domain — only the Windows-linked accounts have to be
updated.
When planning your accounts, follow the best practice below.
Tip:
As much as possible, create group accounts rather than individual user
accounts. This simplifies administration, and allows you to secure resources in
your system by defining security permissions for the group accounts before all
the individual user and computer accounts have been created. You can then add
user and computer accounts to the groups at any time, and all of the individual
accounts in the groups will have the security settings of those groups.
Where to start
To plan security for your system:
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Make lists of users.

Divide the users into groups.

Plan which resources users need to access.
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Scenario for
securing parts of a
system
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Plan which actions users will be allowed to perform on those resources
and from which computers or groups of computers.
Imagine a simple scenario where you work for a bakery that needs to secure
its system in a FactoryTalk Network Directory:

You have divided the plant’s users into groups named Operators, Shift
Leaders, and Supervisors.
You are going to create three new users:
Pat Smith, who will be added to the Shift Leaders user group
Bob Tyler, who will be added to the Operators user group
Leslie WIlliams, who will be added to the Supervisors user group

You have divided the bakery into logical areas based on function –
Ingredients, Mixing, Baking, and Packaging.
You are going to add the computer group OpStation1.

You have defined system policies for each group.
You are going to set up password policies.
Create a user
The following examples refer to Computer1 and Computer2, which were
defined in Install and activate FactoryTalk software on page 25.
1. On Computer1: In the Explorer window, expand the FactoryTalk
Network directory tree, and then expand the System folder until the
Users folder is visible.
2. Right-click the Users folder, select New, and then select FactoryTalk
User.
3. On the General tab, type the User name, Full name, and Description
and then select the appropriate password options.
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Tip:
The password options you select here are subject to the policies you select in the Security
Policies.
Some FactoryTalk-enabled products can send messages or notifications automatically to an
e-mail address. For details, see the documentation supplied with your FactoryTalk-enable
product.
For this example, enter the following:
User name: PSmith
Full name: Pat Smith
Description: Shift Leader
Password: password
For this example, clear the User must change password at next logon
check box, and then select the Password never expires check box.
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4. Click OK. The new user appears in the Users folder.
5. Create two new users for the following:
User name: BTylerh
Full name: Bob Tyler
Description: Operator
Password: password
User name: LWilliams
Full name: Leslie Williams
Description: Supervisor
Password: password
For both users, clear the User must change password at next logon
check box, and then select Password never expires.
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Create a user group
1. Right-click the User Groups folder, select New, and then select User
Group.
2. Type a Name and Descriptor (for this example use the information
shown below).
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3. Click Add to open the Select User or Group dialog box. If the user
PSmith is not listed, select the Show All or Show users only check
box.
4. Select PSmith, and then click OK to add PSmith to the Shift Leaders
user group.
5. Click Create to create the Shift Leaders user group and close the
dialog box.
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The new group appears in the User Groups folder.
6. Create user groups for Operators (add BTyler) and Supervisors (add
LWilliams).
Deleting user accounts
1. In FactoryTalk Administration Console or FactoryTalk View Studio, in
the Explorer window, expand the FactoryTalk Network or Local
Directory tree, and then expand the System folder until the user
account you want to delete is visible.
2. Right-click the user account, and then click Delete on the context
menu.
All user accounts are identified by means of a unique identifier that is
separate from the user name. When you delete a FactoryTalk user account
that has been assigned to a FactoryTalk View application, the user’s access
rights to that application are deleted, but the user account’s unique identifier
is not. This means that even if you create a user account with the identical
name, the new user account will not automatically have access to the same
resources that the old one did.
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Any applications the deleted user was added to will display the user
account’s unique identifier instead of the user name (which no longer exists).
This unique identifier must also be deleted.
When you create another user account with the same name, you must
recreate the security settings of the account. Refer to the "Recreating deleted
accounts" section of "Delete a user account" topic in FactoryTalk Help for
instructions.
Where to go from
here
Do one of the following:

Continue adding users, groups, and/or computers, if desired.

Go to Assigning permission on page 79 to learn about assigning
permissions to the users, groups, and computers added in this chapter.

Go to Setting up system-wide policies and product policies on page 93
to learn about setting system-wide and policy-wide security policies.

Go to Resource grouping on page 103 to learn about FactoryTalk
Security advanced features, such as resource grouping and tightening
security.

Go to RSLinx and FactoryTalk Security on page 113 to learn how to
use FactoryTalk Security with RSLinx software.

Go to Logix Designer application and FactoryTalk Security on page
125 to learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with Logix Designer
application to secure projects and devices like Logix5000, PLC, and
SLC controllers.

Go to FactoryTalk View SE and FactoryTalk Security on page 151 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk View SE.

Go to FactoryTalk View ME and FactoryTalk Security on page 175 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk View ME.

Go to FactoryTalk Batch and FactoryTalk Security on page 201 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk Batch
components

Go to Deploying a FactoryTalk system on page 223 to learn about
deploying a FactoryTalk system to runtime computers.
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This chapter describes how to assign permission (security rights), including
information on:
Before you begin
What you need

allow and deny permissions

understanding inheritance, and the order of precedence

categories of permissions

effective permissions

action groups

Verify that you have installed and activated the software listed below
under What you need on page 79.

Verify that you have configured the Network Directory as discussed in
Specify the Network Directory location on page 45.

Added user and group accounts as discussed in Creating user accounts
on page 67.

Become familiar with the terms and concepts of FactoryTalk Security.
See Understanding automation security on page 17 and About the
FactoryTalk system on page 21 for more information.

FactoryTalk Services Platform v. 2.10 (CPR 9) or later. Using the
newest available version is recommended.

FactoryTalk Security (installed with FactoryTalk Service Platform)
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Follow these steps
Allow and deny
permissions
For any resource in your application, for example, the application itself, an
area, a server, and so on, you can assign one of two permissions (or rights) –
Allow or Deny – to any action a user, computer, or group can perform on an
object. For example, you can deny write access to a particular server for
certain users, user groups, computer, or computer groups.
You can set two kinds of permissions:
Allow permissions allow users to perform actions on resources from all or
from only certain computers on a network.
Deny permissions prevent users from performing actions on resources from
all computers or from only certain computers on a network.
You can also remove all permissions from an object by clearing both the
Allow and Deny check boxes. This allows the object to inherit permissions
assigned at a higher level. For example, if an HMI server is located in an
area, and you remove all permissions from the HMI server, the HMI server
inherits permissions from the area.
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If no permissions are assigned to a resource at any level, Deny is implied.
Follow the best practice below:

Assign permissions to groups rather than to users.
Because it is inefficient to maintain user accounts directly, assign
permissions to user accounts only by exception.
Understanding
"inheritance"

Wherever possible, remove Allow permissions instead of assigning
explicit Deny permissions. This makes administration simpler because
of the order of precedence of explicit permissions over inherited
permissions, and Deny permissions over Allow permissions.

Use Deny permissions to:

exclude a subset of a group that has Allow permissions

exclude one special permission when you have already granted full
control to a user or group

Assign permissions at as high a level as possible. This provides the
greatest breadth of effect with the least effort. The rights you establish
should be adequate for the majority of users. For example, assign
security to areas rather than to objects within areas.

Administrators should use an account with restrictive permissions to
perform routine, non-administrative tasks, and use an account with
broader permissions only when performing specific administrative
tasks.
By default, objects inherit permissions automatically from their parent
objects. For example, if you assign security to an area in an application, all
of the items in the area inherit the security settings of the area, and the area
inherits security settings from the application. The top of the hierarchy is the
Network Directory or Local Directory.
Networks and devices that are referenced by logical names, rather than by
relative paths, inherit permissions differently than other resources.
You can override inherited permissions in two ways:

Set up explicit permissions for resources at a lower level of the
hierarchy. For example, if an area inherits permissions from an
application, you can override the inherited permissions by specifying
permissions explicitly for the area.
Explicit permissions are assigned deliberately to users, groups, or
computers for objects or actions. Explicit permissions take precedence
over inherited permissions.

Break the chain of inheritance at a level in the Network Directory or
Local Directory tree. For example, you can stop an area from inheriting
permissions from the application in which it is located. To do this,
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select the "Do not inherit permissions" check box when setting up
security for the resource. When you break the chain of inheritance, you
can specify whether to remove all permissions from resources below
the break (which implies Deny permission), or whether to use the
permissions that are inherited by the resource at the break as explicit
permissions.
Permissions can be inherited only as far up the Network Directory or Local
Directory tree as the chain of inheritance remains intact. For example, if you
select the "Do not inherit permissions" check box for an area, items that
inherit permissions inside the area can inherit permissions only as far as the
area. They cannot inherit permissions from the application in which the area
is located. Because breaking the chain of inheritance complicates
administration, you should do so only when absolutely necessary.
The principle of inheritance allows you to set permissions at as high a level
as is practical, and then introduce exceptions at lower levels where necessary.
If permissions are not assigned at any level, Deny is implied.
Order of
precedence
When the system evaluates the level of access a user, computer, or group
has, the following rules apply:

Deny permissions are implied. If you do not assign any permissions
to a resource, Deny is implied. Use implied Deny permissions rather
than explicit Deny permissions wherever possible, because this
simplifies administration.

Deny permissions are evaluated before Allow permissions. For
example, if the Operators group is denied access to a data server, but
an individual user account (Jane) is granted access to the data server,
Deny takes precedence over Allow, and Jane cannot access the data
server because she is a member of the Operators group.

Explicit permissions override inherited permissions. For example,
assume your application has an area called Baking, and you allow
Operators to have Read access to the area. If you deny operators Read
access to an HMI server in the Baking area, the Deny permission takes
precedence over the Allow permission.
This means that an explicit Allow permission overrides an inherited
Deny permission, and an explicit Deny permission overrides an
inherited Allow permission.

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If conflicting explicit permissions are set at the same level, Deny
takes precedence over Allow. For example, if you explicitly deny the
Operators group access to a data server, but you explicitly allow an
individual user account (Jane) access to the data server, Deny takes
precedence over Allow, and Jane cannot access the data server because
she is a member of the Operators group. This happens because
conflicting explicit permissions are set on the same resource. To Allow
Jane access to the data server, you must Deny the Operators group
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access to a resource at a higher level in the hierarchy (for example, the
area in which the data server is located), and then explicitly allow
permissions for the data server.
Categories of
permissions for
actions
The actions that users can perform on resources are grouped into categories.
The Common category is common to all FactoryTalk products. For details
about the actions in the Common category, see FactoryTalk Security online
help.
You can create your own groupings for actions. This allows you to assign
security permissions to all of the actions in the group in one step rather than
assigning permissions to each action separately. See Creating action groups
on page 87 later in this chapter.
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1. In FactoryTalk Administration Console, right-click the directory
object, for example, the application, area, or server, for which you want
to define security, and then click Security on the pop-up menu. For
this example, select Baking.
2. In the Security Settings dialog box, click the Permissions tab.
3. In the list of users and computers, click Add, and then select the
combination of users, computers, and groups for which you want to
define permissions.
In the list of permissions, select the check boxes that correspond to the
actions you want to allow or deny. To allow security to be inherited from a
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higher level, clear both Allow and Deny check boxes. When you are finished,
click OK.
The check boxes indicate what permissions will be in effect when you click
OK:
A blank check box beside an action means that no permissions are
assigned. If both the Allow and Deny check boxes are cleared beside an
action, Deny is implied for the action.
However, a blank check box shown beside the name of a group of
actions, for example, All Actions or Common, means that some of the
actions within that group do not have permissions assigned. If
collapsed, you must expand the group to see which actions do not have
permissions assigned.
A black check mark means that Allow or Deny permissions have been
assigned explicitly.
A gray check mark means that Allow or Deny permissions have been
inherited.
Tip:
Viewing
permissions
Wherever possible, remove Allow permissions instead of assigning explicit
Deny permissions. This makes administration simpler because of the order of
precedence of explicit permissions over inherited permissions, and Deny
permissions over Allow permissions.
You can view the security you’ve set up for resources. Permissions are
shown for:

a user or group of users

a computer or group of computers
For example, when you view effective permissions for an application, the
Effective Permissions tab can show whether the selected users and
computers can read the contents of the application.
To view the permissions in effect for a computer or group of computers, you
must be using a FactoryTalk Network Directory. You cannot view effective
permissions for computers or groups of computers in a FactoryTalk Local
Directory, because a FactoryTalk Local Directory is restricted to a single
computer.
Understanding
effective
permissions
The Effective Permissions tab does not show separate columns for Allow
and Deny permissions, and does not distinguish between explicit and
inherited permissions. Instead, the presence or absence of a check mark in
the Allowed column indicates the permissions in effect on the directory
object for the selected user and computer, or group:
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If a check mark appears beside an action, the action is allowed,
whether explicitly or by inheritance.

If a check mark does not appear beside an action, the action is denied,
whether explicitly or by inheritance.

If an action category (for example, Common or Alarming) shows a
gray check mark, one or more – but not all – of the actions inside the
category are allowed. Expand the category to see which actions are
allowed or denied.
To view effective permissions:
1. In the Explorer window of the FactoryTalk Administration Console,
expand the FactoryTalk Directory tree, and then expand the System
folder until the resource for which you want to view effective
permissions is visible. For example, to view effective permissions for
an application, expand the tree until the application is visible.
2. Right-click the resource, and then click Security on the pop-up menu.
3. Click the Effective Permissions tab.
4. In the User or group box, type the name of a user or group of users, or
click the Browse button to browse for a user or group.
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5. In the Computer or group box, type the name of a computer or group
of computers, or click the Browse button to browse for a computer or
group.
6. Click Update Permissions List.
The Effective Permissions list shows the permissions currently in effect for
the selected users and computers.
Creating action
groups
Action groups allow you to group actions together and then assign security
permissions to all of the actions in the group. This allows you to grant or
deny permissions for a set of actions in one step, rather than having to set
permissions for each action separately.
Create action groups that make sense in your facility. For example, create
groups based on:

a person’s role or job (operator, supervisor, engineer, and so on)

the equipment a person has a access to (hoppers, mixers, ovens, and so
on)
Available Common actions are Configure Security, Create Children, Delete,
Execute, List Children, Read, and Write. Available product-specific actions
depend on the product installed. The available actions for FactoryTalk
Alarms and Events, for example, are Acknowledge, Enable/Disable, Reset,
and Suppress.
Use action groups to assign permissions for a set of actions in one step rather
than having to set permissions for each action separately. When adding an
action group, you decide:

the name of the action group

what actions belong to that group
Create the action groups for our example scenario
1. In the FactoryTalk Administration Console, click the Systems folder,
right-click the Action Groups folder, and then select Add New Action
Group from the pop-up menu.
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Tip:
You will be notified that using Action Groups with mixed versions of FactoryTalk
Services Platform may cause undesired results. If you have installed
FactoryTalk Services Platform for the first time, and have no versions of
FactoryTalk Automation Platform installed, click Yes to continue.
2. Type a unique name for the action group (for this example use
Maintenance), select the allowable actions for the action groups, and
then click OK.
This name will appear in the Security Settings dialog box, under the
User Action Groups category.
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Assign action group to an application
1. Right-click the name of the application, and then click Security on the
pop-up menu.
2. Select the Maintenance action group, assign the appropriate
permissions, and then click OK.
Assigning Allow or Deny permissions to the action group,
automatically assigns the permissions to the individual actions within
the group.
Working with action groups
Following are some tips for working with action groups.
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Creating new action groups
When you create a new action group, you can move items one by one, or do
the following:
:

Select the folder

Use shift-click to select multiple consecutive items

Use ctrl-click to select multiple non-consecutive items
Deleting action groups
To delete an action group, right-click it, and then select Delete from the
pop-up menu.
Editing action groups
To edit an action group, right-click it, and then select Properties from the
pop-up menu.
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Renaming action groups
You cannot rename an action group. Instead, make a note of the permissions
assigned to the action group you want to rename, delete the action group, and
then add the new action group. Recreate the permissions for the new action
group.
You cannot nest action groups
To prevent conflicting permissions, you cannot include (nest) action groups
within other action groups.
Beware of conflicting permissions when including the same action in
multiple action groups
You can include the same action in multiple action groups, however this can
cause conflicting permissions. For example, if the same action is included in
two groups that apply to the same resource, and you explicitly Allow
permission for the first action group, ut explicitly Deny permission for the
second action group, the user will be denied permission for the action that the
two action groups have in common because Deny permissions always take
precedence over Allow permissions.
Where to go from
here
Do one of the following:

Continue adding action groups and assigning permissions, if desired.

Go to Setting up system-wide policies and product policies on page 93
to learn about setting system-wide and policy-wide security policies.

Go to Resource grouping on page 103 to learn about FactoryTalk
Security advanced features, such as resource grouping and tightening
security.

Go to RSLinx and FactoryTalk Security on page 113 to learn how to
use FactoryTalk Security with RSLinx software.

Go to Logix Designer application and FactoryTalk Security on page
125 to learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with Logix Designer
application to secure project, and securing devices like Logix5000,
PLC, and SLC controllers.

Go to FactoryTalk View SE and FactoryTalk Security on page 151 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk View SE.

Go to FactoryTalk View ME and FactoryTalk Security on page 175 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk View ME.

Go to FactoryTalk Batch and FactoryTalk Security on page 201 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk Batch
components

Go to Deploying a FactoryTalk system on page 223 to learn about
deploying a FactoryTalk system to runtime computers.
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Setting up system-wide policies
and product policies
This section describes how to set up:

system-wide policies

product policies
A policy is a setting that applies across the entire FactoryTalk manufacturing
system. For example, all FactoryTalk products that share a single
FactoryTalk Directory use the same audit policy setting that records a user’s
failure to access a secured object or feature because the user has insufficient
security permissions. If you disable this policy, none of the FactoryTalk
products in your system will record failed attempts to access secured objects
or features.
System policies
Some examples of FactoryTalk system-wide policies include:

Security policies—minimum password length, complexity
requirements, password expiration requirements, and so on. These
policies do not apply to Windows-linked accounts. Define policies for
Windows-linked accounts in Windows.

Audit policies—whether access checks are audited, whether access
grants, denies, or both are audited, and so on.

User rights assignment policies—whether users can back up and
restore the contents of FactoryTalk Directory, change the directory
server, switch between primary and secondary servers in redundant
pairs, or modify the security authority identifier.
See System-wide policies on page 95 for more information.
Product policies
A product policy secures either a system-wide feature or system-wide
configuration data that is specific to a particular product. Each FactoryTalk
product provides its own set of product-specific policies, which means that
the product policies available on your system vary, depending on which
FactoryTalk products you have installed. See Product policies for more
information on page 98.
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For specific details about setting up policies for installed products, see Help
for each product.
Important:
Before you begin
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Product policies do not inherit security settings. When specifying
permissions for product policies, clearing both the Allow and Deny
check boxes does not allow the policy setting to inherit security.
Instead, clearing both check boxes denies access to the product
feature.

Verify that you have installed and activated the software listed below
under What you need on page 94.

Verify that you have configured the Network Directory as discussed in
Specify the Network Directory location on page 45.

Become familiar with the terms and concepts of FactoryTalk Security.
See Understanding automation security on page 17 and About the
FactoryTalk system on page 21 for more information.

FactoryTalk Services Platform v. 2.10 (CPR 9) or later. Using the
newest available version is recommended.

FactoryTalk Security (installed with FactoryTalk Service Platform)
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System-wide
policies
System-wide policies are security settings that apply across the entire
FactoryTalk automation system. They include:

FactoryTalk Alarms and Events policies, which determine the
system-wide behavior of alarms and events

Application authorization policies allow you to authorize applications
that have access to FactoryTalk Directory and to configure whether to
verify the application publisher information.
Important:

Some applications of Microsoft (for example, msiexec.exe) are not signed.
Some earlier versions of FactoryTalk products were not signed when they
were released. You may fail to verify the publisher information on these
applications. For more information about versions of FactoryTalk products
signed, see FactoryTalk Security Help.
User rights assignment policies allow you to secure features in
FactoryTalk Directory, and to specify what FactoryTalk users and
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groups can access those features. For example, you can specify which
users are allowed to back up and restore your FactoryTalk system.
Important:

Assigning user security policies within FactoryTalk Directory applies only
to FactoryTalk users and groups. It does not affect Windows users and
groups outside of FactoryTalk. For example, if the minimum password
length for FactoryTalk native users is set to 5 characters, and the user
has a Windows-linked account with a Windows policy of 6 characters, the
Windows policy will be enforced by Windows.
Live Data Policy allows you to configure system-wide settings related
to data.
Changing health monitoring policy settings can result in unexpected behavior.
For most networks, the default policy settings provide the best results.

Health Monitoring Policy allows you to fine-tune the parameters that
the health monitoring service uses when determining whether a
network glitch is occurring and how long to wait before switching to a
Standby server.
Changing live data policy settings can result in unexpected behavior. Do not
change the settings in a running production system. For changes to take effect,
all computers on the network must be shut down and restarted.
Tip:

Audit policy determines what security-related information is recorded
(audited) while the system is being used. For example, you can track
when users are denied access to resources in your system.

Security policy defines general rules for implementing security across
all FactoryTalk products in your system. For example, you can control
the number of times a user can attempt to log on unsuccessfully before
the user's account is locked.
Another policy setting is Single Sign-on, which determines whether users can log
on once to the FactoryTalk system or must log on to each FactoryTalk product
separately.
Assigning system policies
1. Start FactoryTalk Administration Console and log on to the
FactoryTalk Directory where you want to configure product policies.
For this example, log on to the Network Directory.
2. In the Explorer window, expand the Network or Local FactoryTalk
Directory tree, and then expand the folders System > Policies
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3. Right-click a policy, and then select Properties from the pop-up menu.
4. Select the policy for which you want to assign security.
5. Configure the security options.
The security options for each product are different – in some cases, you
are simply enabling or disabling something. In other cases, you are
assigning time limits and other types of parameters.
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In the User Rights Assignment Properties dialog box shown above,
clicking the browse button opens the dialog box for assigning user/user
groups the specific right.
6. Click OK to save the policy settings.
Product policies
Product policies are security settings that restrict access to the features of
individual FactoryTalk products in your system to prevent inadvertent
changes or tampering. Only users with the required level of access can use
the product features you have secured.
For example, when you set up product policies for RSLinx Classic, you
might restrict the ability to shut down the RSLinx Classic service to a small
group of users, to prevent parts of your automation system from going down
at runtime.
Each FactoryTalk product you install provides different securable features.
In the case of a FactoryTalk Local Directory, a product policy applies to the
product installed on the computer where the Local Directory is located.
In the case of a FactoryTalk Network Directory, a product policy applies to
all installations of the FactoryTalk product on all computers that are
connected to the FactoryTalk Network Directory.
Product policies
and inheritance
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Product policies inherit their security settings from a special item,
called Feature Group Security. The Feature Group Security item might
be available or unavailable in the list of securable features in the
Feature Security Properties dialog box, depending on what
FactoryTalk products you have installed.

If the Feature Group Security feature is available and you remove both
Allow and Deny permissions for a feature, the user is denied access to
the feature.
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How are product
policies and actions
different?
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Product policies do not inherit security settings.
When specifying permissions for product policies,
clearing both the Allow and Deny check boxes
does not allow the policy setting to inherit security.
Instead, clearing both check boxes denies access
to the product feature.
For example, in the case of RSLinx Classic, this
means that product policies for RSLinx Classic do
not inherit their security settings from the RSLinx
Classic folder in which they are located.
A securable action applies to all products that use that action in a particular
context (the context being whatever resource you are securing the action for
example, a FactoryTalk Directory, application or area).
A product policy applies to only one product – if you are denied permission
to a product feature, you cannot use that product feature when using that
product in any context.
In some cases, there are securable actions and product policies for the same
capability. For example, Logix Designer application has both a securable
action and a product policy called Firmware: Update.

The securable action applies to all products – if you are denied
permission to the Firmware: Update action in an application or area,
you cannot update firmware in the controller from that application or
area using any product.

The product policy applies to only Logix Designer application – if you
are denied permission to Firmware: Update, you cannot update
firmware when using Logix Designer to configure any controller.
Unlike securable actions for resources, product policies do not inherit
security settings. When specifying permissions for product policies, clearing
both the Allow and Deny check boxes does not allow the policy setting to
inherit security. Instead, clearing both check boxes denies access to the
product feature, and causes the user/computer entry to be removed from the
product policy configure securable action dialog box..
Two different ways
to configure feature
security
Typically you will want to configure security for multiple products and
features at once. Use the Feature Security for Product Policies dialog box
to do this.
Configure multiple products
1. Start FactoryTalk Administration Console or FactoryTalk View Studio
and then log on to the FactoryTalk Directory where you want to
configure product policies.
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2. In the Explorer window, expand the Network or Local FactoryTalk
Directory tree, and then expand the folders System > Policies.
3. Right-click Product Policies, and then select Configure Feature
Security from the pop-up menu.
You can also right-click any of the individual product categories and
then click Configure Feature Security to configure policies for just that
product.
4. In the Feature Security dialog box, assign the appropriate security
permissions, click the plus (+) sign next to the Feature Security text to
see all of the permissions for the product, and then click OK.
Configuring a single product feature
1. In the Explorer window, expand the Network or Local FactoryTalk
Directory tree, and then expand the folders System > Policies >
Product Policies.
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2. In the Product Policies folder, expand the folder for the product whose
features you want to secure and then double-click Feature Security or
the name of the feature you want to secure.
3. In the Feature Security Properties dialog box, click the row
containing the feature you want to secure. A description of the feature
appears at the bottom of the Feature Security Properties dialog box.
4. Configure the security settings for the feature by clicking the browse
button (shown at left), and then clicking OK.
Important:
Please note that FactoryTalk Batch has product policies that can only
be configured from the Feature Security folder — they are not available
from the pop-up menu. Refer to FactoryTalk Batch and FactoryTalk
Security on page 201 for more information.
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Do one of the following:

Continue setting up policies, if desired.

Go to Resource grouping on page 103 to learn about FactoryTalk
Security advanced features, such as resource grouping.

Go to RSLinx and FactoryTalk Security on page 113 to learn how to
use FactoryTalk Security with RSLinx software.

Go to Logix Designer application and FactoryTalk Security on page
125 to learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with Logix Designer
application to secure projects.

Go to FactoryTalk View SE and FactoryTalk Security on page 151 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk View SE.

Go to FactoryTalk View ME and FactoryTalk Security on page 175 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk View ME.

Go to FactoryTalk Batch and FactoryTalk Security on page 201 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk Batch
components

Go to Deploying a FactoryTalk system on page 223 to learn about
deploying a FactoryTalk system to runtime computers.
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Resource grouping
This section introduces an advanced security feature called resource
grouping. Resource grouping is an alternative way to apply security to your
hardware resources. Rather than assigning security individually to each
resource in the Networks and Devices tree, you group related hardware into
an application or area, and then apply security to them. This allows you to
assign the same permissions to hardware resources in one step rather than
assigning them separately for each resource.
Applying security this way obviously saves time – when you’ve got hundreds
of resources that require security, it’s quicker to group them than to do them
one by one.
Before you begin
What you need

Verify that you have installed and activated the software listed below
under What you need on page 103.

Become familiar with the terms and concepts of FactoryTalk Security.
See Understanding automation security on page 17 for more
information.

FactoryTalk Services Platform installed with a Network Directory
configuration. Using the newest available version is recommended.

An application called Bakery created in the Network Directory. See
FactoryTalk Help for instructions on creating an application.
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Follow these steps
Using resource
groupings
Resource groupings allow you to group together control hardware
represented in the Networks and Devices tree, and then configure security for
the grouping in one step.
Tip:
You must have a configured application in order to use
resource grouping.
You can group actions together and then assign security permissions to all of
the actions in the group. See "About action groups" in FactoryTalk Help.
Why is it called resource "grouping"?
Throughout FactoryTalk Security, there is the concept of creating "groups",
such as, user groups and action groups. In these cases, you create a group,
name that group, and then assign permissions to the accounts or actions in
those groups.
Resource grouping doesn’t work that way. In this case, you are taking
hardware resources and grouping them into a particular application or area.
The resource grouping inherits the rights of that application or area.
Resource grouping and the Networks and Devices
tree
Think of resource grouping as the "logical" representation of your plant, and
the Networks and Devices tree as the "physical" representation of your plant.
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The logical representation allows you to group resources within an
application or area – in whatever manner suits your needs – regardless of
their physical location.
The Networks and Devices tree, on the other hand, allows you to work with
the resources in their physical location on the network.
For example, Norm’s Bakery has three separate fans running in three
separate areas of the bakery. The Maintenance department is in charge of all
the fans, regardless of their location, and controls when they are on and off.
To set up security, the system configurator grouped the controllers for the
fans in the area called Maintenance, and then assigned security permissions
to the area. All the controllers in that area inherited the same security
permissions.
How networks and devices inherit security
permissions
The security system applies inherited security permissions differently,
depending on whether control hardware, available to a local computer
through RSLinx Classic, is secured by a network relative path or a logical
name, and depending on whether the device is a member of a resource
grouping.
A resource grouping allows the network or device to inherit its permissions
from the application or area that the resource grouping is associated with,
instead of inheriting its security permissions from the System folder, the
Networks and Devices node, and then the items within the Networks and
Devices folder, down to the device itself.
This means that resource groupings allow networks and devices to inherit
their security permissions just like any other resources located inside an
application or area, simplifying administration. For details about inheritance,
see "About permissions" in FactoryTalk Help.
If the network or device is a member of a resource grouping, and is also
associated with a logical name, the device inherits its security permissions
from the logical name and then from the application or area the resource
group is associated with.
How inheritance applies to network relative paths
Control networks and devices that are referenced by network relative paths
inherit security permissions in the same way as any other securable resource.
Security permissions are inherited from the resource and then up through the
entire path to the Network Directory or Local Directory at the top of the
Explorer window.
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This means that control devices that are accessible through multiple paths
can have multiple sets of security permissions. For more information about
inheritance and permissions, see "About permissions" in FactoryTalk Help.
How inheritance applies to logical names
Control networks and devices that are referenced by logical names inherit
security permissions from only the logical name itself, then the top of the
Networks and Devices tree, then the System folder, and finally the Network
Directory or Local Directory itself.
When referenced by a logical name, a control device does not inherit security
permissions from within the Networks and Devices tree.
Planning how to group resources
When grouping networks or devices, you first have to decide:

which area you want to associate the resource grouping with.
Typically, choose an area that already has the security permissions you
want the network or device to inherit.

what resources belong to that resource grouping
Once you have added a resource grouping to an area, and added devices to
the resource grouping, you do not have to do anything further to make
security for the resource grouping work. The devices within the resource
grouping automatically inherit the security settings of the application or area
where the resource grouping is located.
Creating exceptions for individual networks or
devices
You can create exceptions for individual networks or devices by specifying
security settings for them explicitly. However, you set up these explicit
permissions by browsing for the network or device in the Networks and
Devices tree, not in the application or area tree.
The same device cannot be a member of multiple
resource groupings
To prevent conflicting permissions, you cannot include (nest) resource
groupings within other resource groupings, and you cannot include the same
network or device in multiple resource groupings within the same
FactoryTalk Directory.
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Instead, you assign permissions to networks and devices at the application
and/or area level, so you don’t have to assign it individually using the
Networks and Devices tree.
Using the Resource
Editor
1. To open the Resource Editor, highlight an application or area, right
click, and then select Resource Editor.
Tip:
You will be notified that using resource groups with
mixed versions of FactoryTalk Services Platform may
cause undesired results. If you have installed
FactoryTalk Services Platform for the first time, and have
no other versions of FactoryTalk Automation Platform
installed, click Yes to continue.
The Resource Editor opens.
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2. To add resources, click the Add Resources button and then select the
resources you want for the application or area.

If you are using only network relative paths, ignore the options at
the top of the dialog box.

If you are using logical names, use the options to view all the
logical names for the resources in your in your system, or view
only the ones you have not already assigned.

Click > to add a resource, and click < to delete a resource.

Click Add New Logical Name to create a new logical name, so
you can add the logical name to an application or area.

Click Delete Logical Name to delete names that are no longer in
use in the system, but are still visible in this window. This can
happen if you added a logical name, but later removed the device
associated with that name. If the logical name is in use, this button
is disabled.
3. When you are done, click OK to close the dialog box.
Adding a logical name
A logical name is an alias that identifies a control network or device. You
can use the logical name to provide a shorter or more intuitive name to
identify a device instead of using its network relative path. Logical names
also change the way devices inherit security permissions.
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Why use logical names?
Control devices with identical logical names share security permissions
across different control networks and across different computers, without
requiring identical RSLinx Classic driver names or relying on identical
network paths. For examples of how to use logical names, see Configuration
scenarios for networks and devices and How logical names map to network
relative paths.
You must define logical names in FactoryTalk Administration Console
before configuring security for Logix5000 controllers. For details, see Enable
security for Logix Designer application on page 126. For all other types of
control hardware, you can choose whether to associate security settings with
logical names or with network relative paths. You might choose to define
logical names as aliases for control devices with multiple paths, to associate
each instance of the device with a single set of security permissions.
1. To add a logical name, click the Add New Logical Name button and
enter the logical name you want to use. For this example, use
Oven05Temp.
2. Select a resource or type the network relative path to a device. When
you’re done, click OK in both windows to return to the Resource
Editor.
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Security can be assigned to either the logical name
or the relative path, depending on the type of
resource. For example, ControlLogix controllers
only support logical name-based security — a
ControlLogix controller must have a logical name
assigned.
For RSLogix 5 and 500 controllers, the logical
name is associated with the relative path and not
the physical controller.
PLC-5 and SLC 500 controllers support both
path-based and logical name-based security.
What happens when you define a logical name?
If you define a logical name for a control device, the security system
automatically uses the security permissions associated with that name, rather
than with the device’s network relative path, to determine access
permissions. After defining a new logical name, you must also establish
security permissions for the control device. Be sure to define an identical
logical name for the control device on each computer on the network that has
access to the device, if the different computers have different relative paths to
the device.
If you configure security on a control device identified by a network relative
path, and then later you define a logical name for the device, the original
security permissions are not lost; they remain associated with the path, but
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they do not transfer to the name. As a result, the original security permissions
are no longer accessible, because security now attempts to access the security
permissions using the name, not the path.
If you later change a control device’s logical name, the original security
permissions remain associated with the first logical name. You must
re-define security permissions for the device, to associate them with the new
logical name.
What happens when you undefine a logical name?
When you undefine a logical name, the security system automatically uses
the security permissions associated with the device’s network relative path.
The logical name and its associated security permissions still exist in the
security system after a name is undefined. For example, suppose the name
"MyPLC1" is assigned to Device1 on Computer A and Computer B, and
each computer has a different relative path to Device1. When a user attempts
to perform an action on Device1 from either computer, the security system
checks the permissions associated with "MyPLC1."
Now suppose we undefine the name "MyPLC1" on Computer A, but leave it
assigned on Computer B. If a user attempts to perform an action on Device1
from Computer A, security uses the permissions associated with the
Device1’s network relative path. If a user attempts to perform an action on
Device1 from Computer B, however, security uses the permissions
associated with the logical name "MyPLC1."
Do not undefine logical names for Logix5000 controllers. Because
Logix5000 controllers do not have network relative paths, undefining a
logical name can cause unexpected results. For details, see Enable security
for Logix Designer application on page 126
Where to go from
here
Do one of the following:

Continue adding and configuring resource groups, if desired.

Go to RSLinx and FactoryTalk Security on page 113 to learn how to
use FactoryTalk Security with RSLinx software.

Go to Logix Designer application and FactoryTalk Security on page
125 to learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with Logix Designer
application to secure projects.

Go to FactoryTalk View SE and FactoryTalk Security on page 151 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk View SE.

Go to FactoryTalk View ME and FactoryTalk Security on page 175 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk View ME.

Go to FactoryTalk Batch and FactoryTalk Security on page 201 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk Batch
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RSLinx and FactoryTalk Security
This section discusses how you configure RSLinx® Classic to work with
FactoryTalk® Security.
Before you begin
What you need

Verify that you have installed and activated the software listed below
under What you need on page 113.

FactoryTalk View installation disc or RSLinx Classic installation disc

Become familiar with the terms and concepts of FactoryTalk Security.
See Understanding automation security on page 17 and About the
FactoryTalk system on page 21 for more information.

FactoryTalk Services Platform v. 2.10 (CPR 9) or later. Using the
newest available version is recommended.

FactoryTalk Security (installed with FactoryTalk Services Platform)

Identify FactoryTalk Network Directory to use during RSLinx and
RSSecurity Emulator installation
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Follow these steps
Install the Rockwell
Software Security
Emulator
RSLogix 5000 software version 19 or earlier, uses the Rockwell Software
Security Emulator to communicate with FactoryTalk Security. Starting with
version 20, RSLogix 5000 obtains security information directly from
FactoryTalk Services Platform and does not require RSSecurity Emulator.
Follow these instructions to install the Rockwell Software Security Emulator
if you are using RSLogix 5000 version 19 or earlier.
1. From the Start menu, select All Programs > Rockwell Software >
FactoryTalk Tools > RSSecurity Emulator Install.
2. Follow the installation prompts to complete the installation.
Important:
For FactoryTalk Security to work, you must install RSSecurity Emulator
before you install RSLinx Classic.
Follow these steps on every computer where RSLinx Classic will be
installed:
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1. From the disc of any FactoryTalk product, install the FactoryTalk
Services Platform, if it is not already installed.
Important:
All FactoryTalk products running on the same computer must use the
same version of the FactoryTalk platform.
2. Specify the location of the FactoryTalk Network Directory:

If your FactoryTalk system is distributed across a network, specify
which computer is hosting the FactoryTalk Network Directory
Server. To do this, click Start > All Programs > Rockwell
Software > FactoryTalk Tools > Specify FactoryTalk Directory
Location, and then specify the name of the computer where the
Network Directory Server is located.

If your FactoryTalk system is not distributed across a network and
uses only the FactoryTalk Local Directory on this computer, skip
this step.
3. Install the RSSecurity Emulator:
a. From the Windows Start menu, select All Programs > Rockwell
Software > FactoryTalk Tools > RSSecurity Emulator Install.
b. On the Welcome screen, click Next.
c. Review and accept the end user license agreement, and then click
Next.
d. In the Customer Information window, enter your information and
then click Next.
e. In the Setup Type window, select the type of installation you want
and then click Next.
4. Specify the appropriate FactoryTalk Directory:
a. In the FactoryTalk Directory window, select the directory for
RSSecurity Emulator to use (select Network Directory for this
example) and then click Next.
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Tip:
RSLinx Classic supports FactoryTalk Network and Local Directories. The
configuration of the RSSecurity Emulator determines which FactoryTalk
Directory RSLinx Classic will use.
Important:
You must select the same FactoryTalk Directory used by any other
FactoryTalk-enabled software installed on the computer.
b. When the installation is finished, click Finish. You do not need to
do anything else to configure RSSecurity Emulator.
Configuring RSLinx
Classic to work with
FactoryTalk
Security
With the RSSecurity Emulator installed, follow these steps to install and
configure RSLinx Classic to work with FactoryTalk Security:
1. Place the RSLinx Classic installation disc in the appropriate drive. The
installation program should start automatically.
2. In the RSLinx Classic Welcome page, click Required Steps.
3. In the Required Steps page, click Install RSLinx Classic.
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4. Follow the instructions until you come to the RSLinx Classic Security
Configuration Selection page.
Important:
The Security Configuration Selection dialog box displays only if the
installation program detects RSSecurity Emulator.
5. Select the Enable Security check box and click Next.
6. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
Configure security for RSLinx Classic
1. Open RSLinx Classic from Start > All Programs > Rockwell
Software > RSLinx > RSLinx Classic.
2. Select Set Security User from the Security menu.
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3. In the Set RSLinx Classic Security User dialog box, type the user
name and password of an authorized FactoryTalk user, and then click
Ok. (In this example we used PSmith, the user we created in
FactoryTalk Administration Console.
Tip:
Assigning
permissions
Because access to features in RSLinx Classic is governed by the permissions
you set for a user in FactoryTalk Administration Console, some features out of
the 13 securable features in RSLinx Classic may be inaccessible (for example, if
the user you entered does not have the appropriate permission).
You can restrict access to the features of individual FactoryTalk products in
your system to prevent inadvertent changes or tampering. Only users with
the required level of access can use the product features you have secured.
For example, when you set up product policies for RSLinx Classic, you
might restrict the ability to shut down the RSLinx Classic service to a small
group of users, to prevent parts of your automation system from going down
at runtime.
Each FactoryTalk product you install provides different securable
features.See the individual product documentation for details.
Before you follow the steps below, you must create a user group by the name
Shift Leaders, and give the Shift Leaders group access to all common
actions. For information on how to create a user group and assign
permissions to it, see Create a user group on page 74, and Assigning
permissions on page 83
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1. From the Explorer, expand System > Policies > Product Policies >
RSLinx Classic, and then select Configure Feature Security from the
pop-up menu.
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From the Permissions tab on the Feature Security dialog box,
select the Shift Leaders group to highlight it. (If you don’t see the
Shift Leaders group, click the Add button, select the Shift Leader
group, and then click OK.)

In the Permissions for Shift Leaders from All Computers area,
select the Allow check box next to All Actions.

Expand the Feature Security list by clicking the plus sign (+), as
shown here.
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Scroll down the list to Shutdown and clear the Allow check box
for Shutdown. This prevents anyone in the Shift Leaders group
from shutting down RSLinx Classic.
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Click OK to save and close the dialog box.
2. Test the permissions:
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Open RSLinx Classic from Start > All Programs > Rockwell
Software > RSLinx > RSLinx Classic
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Select Set Security User from the Security menu. Make sure that
PSmith is still the current security user. If not, log in as PSmith
with a password of password, and then click OK.
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Now select Exit from the File menu. You should see the following
message:
3. (Optional) Log back in as a FactoryTalk user with administrative rights
and continue testing the various feature and policy security settings for
RSLinx Classic.
Considerations
when using RSLinx
Classic with
FactoryTalk
Security
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Network/Local Directory
The FactoryTalk Services Platform can install two completely separate
and independent FactoryTalk Directories: a Local Directory and a
Network Directory. User accounts, passwords, and security
permissions to securable features are completely separate and cannot
be shared between the Network Directory and the Local Directory.
Configuring any of these items on one directory does not configure
them on the other. Similarly, changing the password to a user account
in one directory does not change the password the other directory, even
if the account has the same name in both directories.
When configuring RSLinx Classic to work in one of the two
directories, please keep the following in mind:
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RSLinx Classic security policies and RSSecurity Emulator must be
installed in the same directory (either Local or Network).
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If you configured RSLinx Classic to work in Local Directory and
want to use FactoryTalk Security, remember that when working in
Local directory you can administer security only on a single
computer.

If you did not select the "Enable Security" option during RSLinx
Classic install, but want to enable security now, you must uninstall and
then reinstall RSLinx Classic.

Every time you run RSLinx Classic, be sure to verify that the user
name displayed in the Current Security User box of the Set Security
dialog box (Security > Set Security User) is correct. If it is incorrect,
enter the new user name and password, and then click OK.
The following table explains the features you can restrict access to in
RSLinx Classic. For example, you might restrict the ability to shut down the
RSLinx Classic service to a small group of users, to prevent parts of your
automation system from going down at runtime.
Securable feature
Description
Clear DDE/OPC Event Log
Displays information on any DDE/OPC error messages logged while running
RSLinx Classic with DDE/OPC compliant programs.
Configure CIP Options
Administers how PCCC requests that use the CIP protocol are sent over
networks.
Configure Client Applications
Maps configured and running RSLinx Classic drivers to legacy
INTERCHANGE C API, as well as displays the link identifier of the virtual
network maintained by RSLinx Classic for the use of Client Applications in the
virtual link unsolicited messaging model.
Configure ControlLogix Gateway
Provides you with information about the modules in your ControlLogix
Gateway.
Configure DDE/OPC Topic
Configures DDE/OPC topic.
Configure Drivers and Shortcuts
Configures (add, edit, or delete) drivers and shortcuts that allow RSLinx
Classic to communicate with your PLC, as well as provide quick access to
specific networks.
Configure Gateway
Allows you to enable the RSLinx Classic Gateway.
Configure Network Properties
Allows you to configure network properties.
Edit DDE/OPC Project
Allows you to edit your DDE/OPC project.
Edit Options
Displays the options dialog box which contains the General and DDE tabs.
Reset Station Diagnostic Counters
Clears the counters in the station diagnostic screens.
Shutdown
Shuts down RSLinx Classic.
View NT Event Log
Records important system occurrences such as RSLinx Classic drivers
successfully starting and stopping.
Fore more information on securable features, refer to the RSLinx Classic
Help.
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Do one of the following:
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Continue assigning permissions for RSLinx Classic actions, if desired.

Go to Logix Designer application and FactoryTalk Security on page
125 to learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with Logix Designer
application to secure projects and devices like Logix5000, PLC, and
SLC controllers.

Go to FactoryTalk View SE and FactoryTalk Security on page 151 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk View SE.

Go to FactoryTalk View ME and FactoryTalk Security on page 175 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk View ME.

Go to FactoryTalk Batch and FactoryTalk Security on page 201 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk Batch
components

Go to Deploying a FactoryTalk system on page 223 to learn about
deploying a FactoryTalk system to runtime computers.
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This section describes how to configure the Logix Designer application for
use with FactoryTalk® Security so that you can secure access to your
controllers, projects, and controller resources.
Before you begin
What you need

Verify that you have installed and activated the software listed below
under What you need on page 125.

Verify that the Logix5000™ firmware has been updated to version 16
or later.
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FactoryTalk Services Platform 2.10 or later. Using the newest
available version is recommended.
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Logix5000 controller with firmware updated to version 16.0 or later

Studio 5000 installation CD. Using the newest available version is
recommended.
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RSSecurity Emulator if you are using RSLogix 5000 version 19 or
earlier (see Install the Rockwell Software Security Emulator on page
114 for additional information)
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RSLinx® Classic 2.53 or later, installed and with security enabled. See
RSLinx and FactoryTalk Security on page 113.
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Enable security for
Logix Designer
application
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When managing large numbers of users and controllers, group users with user
groups, group permissions with action groups, and use the Resource Grouping
method to secure your resources to simplify administration of permissions. See
Create a user group on page 74, Creating action groups on page 87, and
Resource grouping on page 103 for more information.
The following sections in this chapter show how to set permissions for an
individual user on an single controller.
If the Security menu appears dimmed, as shown in this picture, you need to
enable security for Logix Designer application.
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If the security menu appears dimmed, you need to install FactoryTalk
Services Platform. See Install FactoryTalk Services Platform on page 28. If
you are using the application with version 20 or later and the security menu
is enabled, skip to Enable security for Logix Designer application on page
126.
If you are using RSLogix 5000 software version 19 or earlier, you need to
use SetSecKeys to enable security. Follow the instructions below.
1. For RSLogix 5000 software v19 or earlier, the SetSecKeys software is
added to the system during the RSLogix 5000 software installation.
Navigate to: \Program Files\Rockwell Software\RSLogix
5000\ENU\vxx\Security and double-click SetSecKeys.exe. For this
example, we are using RSLogix 5000 software v16.
2. If prompted to locate the project file, select the RS5000Keys.ini file
and click Open.
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For RSLogix 5000 software version 19 or earlier, if you need to disable
FactoryTalk Security for RSLogix 5000 software, please contact Rockwell
Automation Technical Support.
3. In the Enable/Disable Security Keys dialog box, select the RSLogix
5000 check box and then click OK.
4. If the Security: Enable dialog box appears, click OK.
5. Open the FactoryTalk Administration Console:
a. Click Start > All Programs > Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk
Administration Console.
b. Select the FactoryTalk Directory option and click OK.
Important:
Starting with version 20 of the application, security settings are obtained
from the FactoryTalk Network Directory. RSSecurity Emulator is not
required and the FactoryTalk Local Directory is not supported.
c. If prompted to log on to FactoryTalk, enter your FactoryTalk user
name and password, and then click OK.
Tip:
In FactoryTalk Security CPR 9 or later, single sign-on is enabled by default so
you are not typically prompted to log on to FactoryTalk. When single sign-on is
enabled, you may still be prompted to log on if you are switching from a Local
to Network directory or you are not logged on as an administrator.
If you are upgrading from CPR 7 or you changed the default FactoryTalk
security configuration, you will be prompted to log on.
If you cannot log on to FactoryTalk, see "I cannot log on to FactoryTalk" in
FactoryTalk Security Help. See also "Set up security policies" and "Add a
computer account" in FactoryTalk Security Help.
6. Open the RSLogix 5000 Feature Security Properties dialog box:
a. In the Explorer window, navigate to: System > Policies > Product
Policies > RSLogix 5000.
b. Right-click Feature Security and select Properties.
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7. Secure the controller:
a. In the Feature Security Properties dialog box, select
Controller:Secure and then click Browse.
b. In the Configure Securable Action dialog box, click Add to select
the user accounts or groups that you want to configure.
c. In the Select User and Computer dialog box, select the user
accounts or groups and click OK.
d. Follow the instructions to complete the configuration.
Secure a Logix
Designer Project
File
After you configure the Logix Designer application to be security aware, the
next step is to enable security in a project file. Follow these steps to secure a
project file.
1. Open Logix Designer.
a. Click the Start button, then click All Programs, then click
Rockwell Software, and then click Studio 5000.
b. If prompted to Log On to FactoryTalk, type your FactoryTalk
User name and Password, and then click OK.
In the example below, the FactoryTalk Directory (FTD) was
configured with an account called FTADMIN.
2. Open the project file that you want to secure. This example uses the
DayOfWeek project file, which is installed with the software. From the
Menu bar, click Help, then click Vendor Sample Projects. On the
Quick Start screen, click Open Sample Projects, and then find the
DayOfWeek.ACD file. Click the DayOfWeek.ACD and then click
Open.
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3. On the menu bar, click Edit, and then click Controller Properties.
4. Click the General tab to find the controller name. Write down the name
that appears in the Name field. By default, this is the name of the ACD
file that will be used later on Apply Security to a Controller Resource
when setting security in the FactoryTalk Administration Console.
In this example, the name is DayOfWeek.
5. Click the Security tab to configure the security settings.
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click the Advanced tab. In the Security box, select FactoryTalk Security.
6. In the Security Authority list, select FactoryTalk Security.
By default, users do not have the Controller: Secure privilege that is
required to select FactoryTalk Security as the Security Authority. If
you cannot select this setting, check the FactoryTalk Administration
Console to make sure you have the Controller: Secure privilege.
Important:
When you select a security authority for a project,
you can only access the project and any controller
that contains it when you have been granted
access in FactoryTalk Security.
7. To associate the project with a specific authority, select the Use only
the selected Security Authority for Authentication and
Authorization check box. When this check box is selected, users
interacting with this project must be authenticated and authorized by
either the primary or the secondary Security Authority.
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Tip:
Before you associate this project with a specific
Security Authority, we recommend that you back
up the FactoryTalk Directory and save unsecured
versions of this project file in (.ACD) or (.L5X or
.L5K) formats. For details about backing up a
FactoryTalk Directory, see the FactoryTalk Help:
Start > Programs > Rockwell Software >
FactoryTalk Tools > FactoryTalk Help
The check box is available when you are using
FactoryTalk Services Platform 2.50 or later and a version
of the application that supports associating a project with
a specific Security Authority.
8. Select a Secure With option:

To associate the project with a Logical Name in the FactoryTalk
Administration Console, select Logical Name <Controller
Name>. If there is no existing Logical Name that matches the
controller name, a new Logical Name is created with the
controller's name.

To associate the project with a Permission Set configured in the
FactoryTalk Administration Console, select Permission Set and
select a permission set from the list.
9. Click OK. If prompted to confirm the controller settings, click Yes.
Important:
When you select a security authority for a project,
you can only access the project and any controller
that contains it when you have been granted
access in the FactoryTalk Administration Console.
10. Save the project file.
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11. On the menu bar, click Communications, and then click Who Active
to download the project file to the controller.
12. In the Who Active window, locate and select the controller resource.
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13. Click Download to continue.
Secure a Logix
Designer project
component
In addition to securing Logix Designer projects, you can also secure
individual tags, routines, and Add-On Instructions with additional or
different permissions. For example, you can apply permissions that allow a
user to modify some tags, but not others. The security settings that you apply
to a specific component override any security policy applied to the overall
project.
Keep the following considerations in mind when applying permission sets to
components:

Permission sets can be applied only when the overall project has been
secured.

A permission set that restricts viewing an Add-On Instruction or
routine in the Logix Designer application does not prevent a user from
exporting and viewing the Add-On Instruction or routine in clear text.
To prevent exporting the component, configure the permission set to
deny the Project: Export permission.

To apply a permission set to a component, users must have
Component: Modify Permission Set privilege, which is configured in
the FactoryTalk Administration Console.

The permission set that you apply to a component overrides the
permissions applied to the entire project.
To apply a permission set to a tag:
1. In the Tag editor, select a tag.
2. Point to the Properties pane on the right side of the Tag editor. Click
to pin the Properties pane to the dialog box.
3. In the Permission Set control, select the permission set to apply to the
tag. The permission set is applied immediately when you select it.
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To apply a permission set to a routine:
1. In the Controller Organizer or the Logical Organizer, right-click the
routine and select Properties.
2. In the Routine Properties dialog box, in the Permission Set control,
select a permission set to apply.
3. Click OK.
To apply a permission set to an Add-On Instruction:
1. In the Controller Organizer or the Logical Organizer, right-click the
Add-On Instruction and select Properties.
2. In the Add-On Instruction Properties dialog box, in the Permission
Set control, select a permission set to apply.
3. Click OK.
Configure a
Secondary Security
Authority
When a project is protected by a primary security authority, you can
configure a secondary security authority. The secondary security authority
further restricts Guest Users beyond the permissions granted by the primary
security authority. For example, an original equipment manufacturer (OEM)
can secure a project with FactoryTalk Services Platform using a primary
directory, and an end customer can further secure the project with their own
FactoryTalk Services Platform directory.
Tip:
A secondary security authority cannot grant permissions that are denied by
the primary security authority.
When a project is protected by a primary security authority, the following
message appears at the top of the Controller Properties dialog box Security tab when you are a Guest User:
This project is secured by a Primary Security Authority, limiting
permitted actions. Additional security is configured here.
To configure a secondary security authority:
1. In the Controller Organizer, right-click the project name at the top of
the pane and select Properties.
2. In the Controller Properties dialog box, click the Security tab.
3. In the Security Authority box, select FactoryTalk Security.
4. To associate this project with a specific Security Authority, select the
Use only the selected Security Authority for Authentication and
Authorization check box. When this check box is selected, users
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interacting with this project must be authenticated and authorized by
either the primary or the secondary Security Authority.
Important:
Before you associate this project with a specific Security Authority,
Rockwell Automation recommends that you back up the FactoryTalk
Directory and save unsecured versions of this project file in (. ACD)
or (.L5X or .L5K) formats. For details about backing up a
FactoryTalk Directory, see FactoryTalk Help:
Start > Programs > Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk Tools >
FactoryTalk Help.
When this check box is selected for the Secondary Authority, it does
not cache additional Guest User permissions from the Secondary
Authority within the project. Only Guest User permissions from the
Primary Authority are stored within the project.
5. Click OK.
Apply security to a
controller in
FactoryTalk
The following steps show configuring a single controller for security. When
managing large numbers of users and controllers, Rockwell Automation
recommends that you group users with user groups, group permissions with
action groups, and use the Resource Grouping method to secure your
resources to simplify administration of permissions. You can also apply
settings to multiple controllers by configuring and using permission sets. For
details see the FactoryTalk Help: Click the Start button, then click All
Programs, then click Rockwell Software, then click FactoryTalk Tools,
and then start FactoryTalk Help.
Follow these steps to apply security to a specific controller.
1. Click the Start button, then click All Programs, then click Rockwell
Software, and then click FactoryTalk Administration Console.
2. In the Select FactoryTalk Directory dialog box, click Network or
Local, and then click OK.
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
For version 20 or later of the application, security settings are
obtained from the FactoryTalk Network Directory. RSSecurity
Emulator is not required and the FactoryTalk Local Directory is
not supported.

The default FactoryTalk Security configuration has Single Sign On
enabled, so that you will not be prompted to log on to FactoryTalk.
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Customers upgrading from revisions prior to 16.03 or customers
that have modified the default FactoryTalk Security configuration
will be prompted to log on to FactoryTalk.
3. If prompted to log on to FactoryTalk, type your User name and
Password.
In the example below, the FactoryTalk Directory (FTD) was
configured with an account called FTADMIN.
4. In the Explorer pane, find the Logical Name that matches the
controller name. Expand Networks and Devices and expand Logical
Names.
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Tip:
To configure security settings to be inherited by all controllers,
right click Networks and Devices and click Security. From
the Security Settings dialog box, you can configure security
settings that are inherited by all secured projects. You can still
configure unique permissions on a particular device, if needed.
5. Right-click the Logical Name that matches the controller and click
Security.
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6. In the Security Settings dialog box, configure security permissions for
a particular user or user group and computer names.
Configure a
permission set for
use in Logix
Designer
Follow these steps to configure permission sets that you can apply to projects
and project components in the Logix Designer application.
1. Open the FactoryTalk Administration Console.
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2. In the Explorer pane, right-click Permission Sets and click New
Permission Set.
3. In the New Permission Set dialog box, type a name and an optional
description for the permission set and click OK. The new permission
set appears in the Explorer pane.
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4. Right-click the permission set and click Security.
5. In the Security Settings dialog box, configure permissions for a
particular user or user group and computer names.
6. Open the Logix Designer application. The permission set that you
created appears in the Permission Set menus, and you can apply it to
projects and project components.
Give access to
secured controller
resources
Now that you have set up security for the controller, you need to set up
individual user or group permissions to control access to the secured
Controller resources. For this example, we are going to give access to Pat
Smith, a shift leader.
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Tip:
Use the Resource Grouping method to secure your resources. Rather than
assigning security individually to each resource in the Networks and Devices
tree, group related hardware into an application or area and then apply security
to them. This allows you to assign the same permissions to hardware resources
in one step rather than assigning them separately for each resource. For more
information, see Resource grouping on page 103.
1. In FactoryTalk Administration Console, right-click the controller
resource you added above, and then click Security on the pop-up
menu.
2. In the Security Settings dialog box, click the Permissions tab.
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3. Click Add. The Select User and Computer dialog box opens.
4. Select the Show users only option, select PSmith from the list of
users, and then click OK. In the list of permissions for PSmith, make
sure to clear the Allow check box that corresponds to All Actions.
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Tip:
Wherever possible, remove Allow permissions instead of assigning explicit
Deny permissions. This makes administration simpler because of the order of
precedence of explicit permissions over inherited permissions, and Deny
permissions over Allow permissions.
Use action groups to group actions together and then assign security
permissions to all of the actions in the group. This allows you to grant or deny
permissions for a set of actions in one step, rather than having to set
permissions for each action separately. See Creating action groups2 on page 87
for more information.
5. In the list of permissions, select the check boxes that correspond to the
actions you want to allow or deny.
a. Click the plus sign (+) next to Common to display the common
actions.
b. Select the Allow check boxes for List Children and Read. PSmith
can view the controller resource, navigate through the Explorer
view, read and write to project files, but cannot change the security
for the device.
c. Click the plus sign (+) next to RSLogix 5000 to display the
available actions.
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d. Select the Allow check boxes for Controller: Clear Fault,
Controller: Lock/Unlock, Firmware: Update, and Print:
Report. Also select the Allow check boxes for Project Open and
Project Go On-line. These two are required. As a result, PSmith
can perform the actions a shift leader might be expected to
perform, like clear faults at the controller level, but all other
actions are unavailable.
e. Click OK to save the changes and close the dialog box.
6. Test the new security settings in Logix Designer application:
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In the Controller Organizer, expand Tasks > Main Task > Main
Program and then double-click Program Tags. Notice that the
currently logged on FactoryTalk user (you should be logged in as a
user with administrative rights) is able to edit tag values.
7. Now log on to FactoryTalk as PSmith:
a. From the Tools menu, select Security > Log On.
b. In the Log On to FactoryTalk dialog box, enter the user name
PSmith, enter password for the password, and then click OK.
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c. Now look at the Program Tags. Notice that PSmith is not able to
edit tag values.
PSmith is allowed to view the tags and programs, but is not allowed to
make any changes.
8. Log on again as a user with administrative rights if you want to make
additional security changes.
You can use RSLogix 5 or RSLogix 500 software to program PLC
controllers. To set up FactoryTalk security for these controllers, you need to
work in RSLogix 5 or RSLogix 500 software (depending on the type of PLCs
you have) and FactoryTalk. For details refer to the user documentation and
online help for RSLogix 5 or RSLogix 500 software.
Securing PLCs
PLCs use both logical names and network relative paths. Use either logical
names or network relative paths, or you can have a mix of both.
Permission sets and
logical names
Permission sets and Logical Names identify a set of actions that are allowed
or denied for one or more user groups or computer groups. You use
permission sets and Logical Names to define user permissions in the
FactoryTalk Administration Console. Use permission sets to apply the same
permissions to multiple controllers or project components. Use a Logical
Name to associate permissions with a specific controller. When you use a
Logical Name, it must match the name of the controller.
When a user opens a project that has been secured with a permission set or a
Logical Name and configured to use only the selected security authority, the
Logix Designer application checks the ID of the FactoryTalk Directory to see
if it matches the ID stored in the project.

If the ID matches, the Logix Designer application checks the directory
and finds the Logical Name (that matches the controller name), or the
permission set associated with the project, and gets the permissions for
the current user/computer combination.
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If the ID does not match, the project uses the Guest User permissions
defined for that permission set or Logical Name.
When a user opens a project that has been secured but has not been
configured to use only the selected security authority, the Logix Designer
application checks the connected FactoryTalk Directory, finds the Logical
Name or the permission set associated with the project, and gets the
permissions for the current user/computer combination. Rockwell
recommends configuring the project to use only the selected security
authority to maintain control over the directory that secures the project.
Permissions for Guest Users
When you configure permission sets and logical names in the FactoryTalk
Administration Console, you can also configure permissions for Guest Users.
The permissions for Guest Users determine the level of access for users who
are not authenticated on the same FactoryTalk directory that the project was
secured with.
Permissions for Guest Users are cached in the project file to which they are
associated. However, the permissions are only stored in the project file for
permission sets that have been applied to objects by a user of the primary
FactoryTalk directory.
Refer to the FactoryTalk online help for more information on permissions for
Guest Users.
Where to go from
here
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Do one of the following:

Continue assigning security permissions for RSLogix 5000, if desired.

Go to RSLinx and FactoryTalk Security on page 113 to learn how to
use FactoryTalk Security with RSLinx software.

Go to FactoryTalk View SE and FactoryTalk Security on page 151 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk View SE.

Go to FactoryTalk View ME and FactoryTalk Security on page 175 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk View ME.

Go to FactoryTalk Batch and FactoryTalk Security on page 201 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk Batch
components

Go to Deploying a FactoryTalk system on page 223 to learn about
deploying a FactoryTalk system to runtime computers.

Go to Chapter "Configure Source Protection in Logix Designer
Application" of Logix5000 Controllers Security Programming Manual
for information on using the application Source Protection utility to
secure your Logix Designer application routines.

Refer to the Logix CPU Security Tool v3.0 User Manual located on the
Studio 5000 CD in the /Tools directory. The tool itself is also available
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web site downloads at www.software.rockwell.com/support/download/.
Use the following search criteria:
Category: Downloads
Sub-Category: Utilities
Product: RSLogix
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FactoryTalk Security
FactoryTalk Security manages security for FactoryTalk Directory itself, the
application, the areas (and their contents) within the application, and
participating users, computers, and devices. For network applications, this
includes information about which computers users are allowed to access.
In FactoryTalk View Studio, you can specify the levels of access that users
or groups of users have to each of these resources when they develop and run
applications. Do this by allowing or denying permission to perform certain
actions on a resource.
FactoryTalk View security manages run-time security for HMI project
components, including FactoryTalk View commands and macros, graphic
displays, OLE objects, and HMI tags.
Before you begin
What you need
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Verify that you have installed and activated the software listed below
under What you need on page 151.
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FactoryTalk View (CPR 9 or later) installation disc

Become familiar with the terms and concepts of FactoryTalk Security.
See Understanding automation security on page 17 and About the
FactoryTalk system on page 21 for more information.
On the computer acting as the FactoryTalk View SE server (Computer1 in
our sample scenario):
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FactoryTalk Services Platform v. 2.10 (CPR 9) or later. Using the
newest available version is recommended.
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FactoryTalk Activation
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FactoryTalk View SE Server components (including the sample
applications)
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Microsoft® Internet Information Server
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RSI Utilities
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RSLinx Enterprise or RSLinx Classic
On the computer acting as the FactoryTalk View SE client (Computer2 in
our sample scenario):
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FactoryTalk Services Platform v. 2.10 (CPR 9) or later. Using the
newest available version is recommended.
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Microsoft® Internet Information Server
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FactoryTalk Activation
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FactoryTalk View SE client components (including FactoryTalk View
Studio, View Editors, and the sample applications)
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RSI Utilities
Follow these steps
Creating
FactoryTalk
Security accounts
Before you can add users and user groups to FactoryTalk View SE User
Accounts, you first have to create accounts for them in FactoryTalk Security
services. It is recommended that you create FactoryTalk Security user group
accounts and set up security permissions to resources for them first, then you
can create user accounts and assign them to the appropriate user group.
All users within a particular group inherit the security permissions set up for
the group. This makes it easier to assign and manage permissions for
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multiple users with similar security needs. If you change any of the
permissions for the group, all members inherit the changes.
For detailed information about creating users and user groups in FactoryTalk
Security, see the FactoryTalk Security Help.
On Computer1 (where FactoryTalk Administration Console is
installed):
1. Create a user group account in FactoryTalk Security:
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Open FactoryTalk Administration Console from Start > Rockwell
Software > FactoryTalk Administration Console.
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If prompted to log on to FactoryTalk, enter a valid FactoryTalk
user name and password, and then click OK.
In FactoryTalk Security CPR 9 or later, single sign-on is enabled by default, so
users are not prompted to log on to FactoryTalk. If you are upgrading from CPR
7, or if you changed the default FactoryTalk security configuration, you will be
prompted to log on.
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In the Explorer window, open the Users and Groups subfolder in
the System folder.
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Right-click the User Groups folder, and select New > User
Group.
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2. Type a Name and Descriptor (use the information shown below for
this example).
Tip:
If you have an existing Windows user group, you can add
a security account for it by selecting Windows-linked
User Group.
3. Click Create to create the security account for the user group and close
the dialog box. When you click the User Groups folder to open it, you
will see the user group you have just added.
4. Create a new user account in FactoryTalk Security:
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In the Explorer window, open the Users and Groups subfolder in
the System folder.
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Right-click the Users folder, andselect New > User.
You can add existing Windows users by selecting Windows-linked User.
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In the General tab of the New User dialog box, specify the user’s
login name and password, and other information, as necessary.
For details about the options in the dialog box, click the Help
button.
For this example, enter the following:
User name: BJones
Full name: Bob Jones
Description: View operator
Password: password
For this example, clear the User must change password at next
logon check box, and then select the Password never expires
check box.
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Click Create to add a security account for the user. The new user
appears in the Users folder.
5. Add user accounts to the user group in FactoryTalk Security:
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In the Explorer window, open the Users and Groups subfolder in
the System folder.
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Double-click the User Groups folder, right-click the user group
you created in step 2 (our example used View operators), and then
select Properties from the pop-up menu.
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In the General tab of the Group Properties dialog box, click the
Add button.

In the Select User or Group dialog box, select the Show users
only option to display the list of available users.

Select the user you wish to add to the group (our example was
BJones), and click OK.
For details about the options in the dialog box, click the Help
button.
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Click Ok to close the Group Properties dialog box.
6. Specify actions that users can perform on a resource:
To secure access to a system resource, specify which users or groups of
users have permission to perform actions on the resource.
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In the Explorer window, open the Users and Groups subfolder in
the System folder.
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Right-click the User Groups folder, and then select Security from
the pop-up menu.
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In the ‘View permissions by’ section of the Security Settings for
User Groups dialog box, click the Add button.
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For this example, select View operators, and then click OK. The
View operators group is added to the list.
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Expand the list of Common actions by clicking the plus sign (+) in
the left column.
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As shown in the above illustration of the Security Settings dialog
box, select the check boxes next to List Children and Read.
This gives the View operators group permission to perform the
Common actions Read and List Children on the FactoryTalk
Network Directory. This means that members of the group are able
to run the FactoryTalk View SE client.
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Click OK to save the settings and close the dialog box.
FactoryTalk View SE users must have Read and List Children rights at the
application level. The easiest way to do this is at the root of the FactoryTalk
Directory tree.
In both FactoryTalk Administration Console and FactoryTalk View Studio
you can set up product and system policies that determine general
characteristics of the system.
Example:
This security configuration guide uses the default FactoryTalk Security
settings for FactoryTalk View SE system and product policies, therefore we
will not discuss the actual procedures for changing those defaults. The
following sections are intended as an overview. For detailed information,
refer to the FactoryTalk Security Help and to Chapter 5 in the FactoryTalk
View Site Edition User’s Guide, Volume 1.
These specifications are stored at the FactoryTalk Directory and, like all
settings in the System folder, apply to all FactoryTalk products managed by a
single Local Directory or Network Directory.
The following illustration shows you where to find the Policies folder in the
Explorer window:
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Product policies
Product policies are sets of features that you can secure for the individual
products in a FactoryTalk system.
The following illustration show a list of the FactoryTalk View SE product
policies.
Only users with the required level of access can use the product features that
you have secured. For details about setting up product policies, see the
FactoryTalk Security Help. For more information on configuring and using
secure web sites under Internet Information Services, click Help in the
FactoryTalk View SE Secure Web Site Setup tool.
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System policies
In a FactoryTalk View SE application, you can set up the following system
policies:
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FactoryTalk Alarms and Events policies, which determine the
system-wide behavior of alarms and events.
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Application authorization policies allow you to authorize
applications that have access to FactoryTalk Directory and to configure
whether to verify the application publisher information.
Important:
Some applications of Microsoft (for example, msiexec.exe) are not
signed. Some earlier versions of FactoryTalk products were not signed
when they were released. You may fail to verify the publisher information
on these applications. For more information about versions of
FactoryTalk products signed, see FactoryTalk Security Help.
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User rights assignment settings determine which users can backup
and restore FactoryTalk Directory contents, change the directory
server, manually switch the Active and Standby servers in a redundant
server pair, or modify the security authority identifier.

Health monitoring policy settings define system availability
parameters. These include how often the system checks network
connections to remote computers, and how long a network disruption
can last before the system determines that communications have failed.
Changing health monitoring policy settings can result in unexpected behavior.
For most networks, the default policy settings provide the best results.

Live Data policy settings determine which communications protocol
will be used in a FactoryTalk system distributed over a network.
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Changing live data policy settings can result in unexpected behavior. Do not
change the settings in a running production system. For changes to take
effect, all computers on the network must be shut down and restarted.

Audit policy settings determine what security information is recorded
while the system is in use. This includes whether FactoryTalk
Diagnostics logs an audit message when a user attempts an action and
is allowed or denied access.

Security policy settings determine general characteristics of security
accounts and passwords. This includes whether single sign-on is
enabled, and how many invalid logon attempts are allowed before an
account is locked out.
For more details about setting up system policies, see FactoryTalk Security
Help.
Add FactoryTalk
user accounts to
FactoryTalk View
After you have created users and groups in FactoryTalk Security, you add
them to the security accounts list in the Runtime Security editor in
FactoryTalk View SE. When you add an account, you also assign the
security codes that will give those users and user groups access to secured
HMI components. (Secured HMI components are those that have been
assigned security codes.) These codes (A through P), along with those
assigned to HMI project components, determine which components a user
has access to at run time.
To restrict access to a command, macro, graphic display, OLE object verb, or
HMI tag, you assign a security code from A through P to it, and then assign
that code only to the users who are supposed to have access to the
component.
For more information about how these features are used in FactoryTalk
View, and for examples of assigning FactoryTalk Security permissions to
FactoryTalk View users and user groups, see Chapter 5 in the FactoryTalk
View Site Edition User’s Guide, Volume 1.
On Computer2 (where FactoryTalk View Studio is installed):
1. Open FactoryTalk View Studio:
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Select View Site Edition (Network Distributed) and click
Continue.
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If prompted to log on to FactoryTalk, enter a valid FactoryTalk
administrator user name and password, and then click OK.
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Tip:
In FactoryTalk Security CPR 9 or later, single sign-on is enabled by default, so
users are not prompted to log on to FactoryTalk. If you are upgrading from CPR
7, or if you changed the default FactoryTalk security configuration, you will be
prompted to log on.
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On the New/Open Site Edition (Network Distributed)
Application dialog box, click the Existing tab, and then select
Samples Water from the application list.

Select English (United States), en-US for the default language (if
not already selected) and then click Open.
2. Open the Runtime Security editor:
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button to open the Security Settings dialog box.
If you want to tighten security completely, select All Users and then click the
Remove button. Then add in only those users and groups you want to have
access.
3. Add FactoryTalk users to your View applications:
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In the Security Settings for [Application Name] dialog box (this
example uses Norms Bakery), click the Add button to open the
Security dialog box.
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In the Select User and Computer dialog box, click the name of a user
or group to be added to the Runtime Security user accounts list, and
then click OK. For this example, select View operators.
For a network distributed application or network station application
you can click Show all in the Filter Computers frame if you are going
to assign a specific computer (or computer group) to the user. The
default is for the All Computers option in the Computers list to be
selected.
Tip:
If you are setting up security for a network distributed application or network station
application, you must select a computer account with the user account before you
can click OK. If there is only one computer on the list it is selected by default.
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In the Permissions tab of the Security Settings dialog box, ensure
that the user or group you have just added is selected in the ‘View
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Expand the FactoryTalk View Security Codes by clicking the plus
sign (+) in the left column.
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For this example, clear the check box next to FactoryTalk View
Security Codes, then select A, B, and C by selecting the Allow
check box beside each code.
Any user in the View operators group on Computer2 now has
run-time access only to those commands that have an A, B, or C
security code assigned.
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Click OK.
In the Runtime Security dialog box, you can also specify login
and logout macros for the user or group you have just added, if
desired.
Important:
Be sure to add the Administrators group (or a user with administrative rights)
to the Runtime Security editor so that you will be able to make changes to
and exit View Studio. Allow that group or user access to all security codes
(select the Allow check box for FactoryTalk View Security Codes).
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Click the Close button to close the Runtime Security dialog box.
Click Yes to save the application.
1. Set FactoryTalk View security on an object:
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In the Explorer window, expand Graphics > Displays and
double-click Aeration to open it.
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From the Edit menu, select Display Settings. The Display
Settings dialog box opens.
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From the Security Code drop-down list, select E (or a code that you
have not assigned to one of the FactoryTalk users or groups), and then
click OK to save the change and close the dialog box.
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Save the application by selecting Save from the Edit menu.
1. Create a sample application:
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Log on as a user with administrative rights.
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Click the Launch SE Client button
click New twice.
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In the Configuration Name dialog box, type Security Demo as
the name of the new configuration file. Leave the default location.
Click Next.
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Select Network Distributed as the application type and then click
Next.
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On the Application Name dialog box, select Samples Water from
the list of applications. Select English (United States), en-US as
the default runtime language, and then click Next.
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On the Client Components dialog box, select Waste Water from
the list of areas. Select Overview for the Initial display, and then
click Next.
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Clear the Show title bar check box, and then click Next.
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Click Next again, and then click Finish. The Security Demo
application loads and then opens to the Overview display:
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Click the Aeration button. If you are logged in as an
administrative user, the Aeration display opens.
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Click the Overview button, and then click the Close SE Client
button. Click Yes to confirm the exit command.
2. Now log off as the administrative user, log on as Bob Jones, and then
run the Security Demo application:
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From FactoryTalk View Studio, select Log Off from the File
menu.
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Click Yes to close the application.
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To log on as Bob Jones, select Log On from the File menu.
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Enter BJones as the User name, type password in the Password
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In the New/Open Site Edition (Network Distributed)
Application dialog box, select the Samples Water application,
select English as the default language, and then click OK.
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Click the Launch SE Client button (shown at left). If prompted to
log in, log in as BJones with a password of password.
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From the Launch FactoryTalk View SE Client dialog box, select
Security Demo.cli, and then click OK.
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The application opens to the Overview display. Click the Aeration
button and see what happens. Since you are logged on as Bob
Jones (a member of the View operators group), who only has ‘E’
security access, nothing happens because the Aeration display
requires A, B, or C security access. Notice the error message in the
status bar: "Currently logged in user does not have security access
to Aeration."
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here
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Click the Overview button, and then click the Close SE Client
button to close the application. Click Yes to confirm the close.
Now that you’ve set up security for FactoryTalk View, do one of the
following:

Log in as an administrative user and continue assigning permissions for
FactoryTalk View commands, graphic displays, and HMI tags, if
desired.

Go to RSLinx and FactoryTalk Security on page 113 to learn how to
use FactoryTalk Security with RSLinx software.

Go to Logix Designer application and FactoryTalk Security on page
125 to learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with Logix Designer
application to secure projects.
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Go to FactoryTalk View ME and FactoryTalk Security on page 175 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk View ME.

Go to FactoryTalk Batch and FactoryTalk Security on page 201 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk Batch
components
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Go to Deploying a FactoryTalk system on page 223 to learn about
deploying a FactoryTalk system to runtime computers.

Refer to the FactoryTalk View user documentation for additional
methods of securing HMI projects, tags and graphics, using electronic
signature verification, and locking users into the FactoryTalk View SE
Client environment.
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FactoryTalk Security is a part of FactoryTalk Directory, which is installed
with the FactoryTalk Services Platform. This means that security applies not
only to the FactoryTalk View Machine Edition application, but to any other
FactoryTalk-enabled software running on the same computer.
Instead of dealing with access to parts of the system, FactoryTalk Security is
concerned first with authenticating users’ identities, and then with verifying
their authorization to perform specific actions within the system.
Important:
For the CPR 9 version of FactoryTalk View ME, users are no longer
associated with applications; they are associated with the FactoryTalk
Directory. If you are deploying a FactoryTalk View ME application, be
sure to back up and restore both the application and the FactoryTalk
Directory or you will have to recreate the users on the runtime machine.
FactoryTalk Security allows you to reference user accounts that have already
been set up in Windows. These are called Windows-linked users. The link
symbol in the Explorer window indicates that a user is a Windows-linked
user.
During the FactoryTalk View ME installation, the FactoryTalk Services
Platform install grants the Windows Administrators and Authenticated User
groups full rights to FactoryTalk security aware products.
The Windows-linked group called Authenticated Users is added to the
FactoryTalk Network Directory and FactoryTalk Local Directory. This
means that all users on any local computer that is connected to the Network
Directory can access the Network Directory and all users on the local
computer can access the Local Directory. By default, the desktop Windows
user will be logged in when FactoryTalk View Studio opens, so FactoryTalk
View Studio will not require a user to log on to FactoryTalk.
You can still create applications that include runtime security when running on
FactoryTalk View ME Station. Windows CE supports FactoryTalk native users
and groups. However, Authenticated Users are not supported on Windows CE
platforms. On Windows CE terminals, Windows-linked users must be added to
the FactoryTalk Directory before they can be logged in.
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What you need
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Verify that you have installed and activated the software listed below
under What you need on page 176.
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FactoryTalk View (CPR 9 or later) installation disc

Become familiar with the terms and concepts of FactoryTalk Security.
See Understanding automation security on page 17 and About the
FactoryTalk system on page 21 for more information.
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FactoryTalk Services Platform v. 2.10 (CPR 9) or later. Using the
newest available version is recommended.
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FactoryTalk Activation
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FactoryTalk View ME components (including the sample applications)
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RSI Utilities
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RSLinx Enterprise or RSLinx Classic
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Creating
FactoryTalk
Security accounts
Before you can add users and user groups to a FactoryTalk View ME
application, the user and users groups have to be added or created in
FactoryTalk Security. It is recommended that you create FactoryTalk
Security native user groups and setup security permissions for them. You can
then populate the FactoryTalk native groups with FactoryTalk native user or
Windows-linked users or Windows-linked user groups. For example, you
could create user groups called Maintenance and Engineers and then add the
appropriate users or user groups to those groups. This is called role-based
security.
All users within a particular group inherit the security permissions set up for
the group. This makes it easier to assign and manage permissions for
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multiple users with similar security needs. If you change any of the
permissions for the group, all members inherit the changes.
For detailed information about creating users and user groups in FactoryTalk
Security, see the FactoryTalk Security Help.
Tip:
Before creating a new application, back up the Local FactoryTalk Directory
System folder as Default.bak. You will restore and use this default FactoryTalk
Directory file each time you create a new application. This provides you a method
to restore the default FactoryTalk Directory configuration before starting a new
project.
Add FactoryTalk user and group accounts
1. Launch FactoryTalk View Studio and open a FactoryTalk View ME
application:
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From the Windows Start menu, select Rockwell Software >
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Select View Machine Edition and then click Continue.
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On the Existing tab, select the Object_800x600 application, make
sure the Language is English, and then click Open.
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2. Add several users:
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In the FactoryTalk Directory System folder (marked with 2
below), expand the Users and Groups folder, right-click Users,
and then click New User. For more information on the various
System folders, refer to About multiple System folders in
FactoryTalk View on page 183.
The New User dialog box opens.
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Specify the user name, password, and password options as follows:
User: Eric
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Password: password
Password never expires
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Click Create. The user is added to the Users folder as a native
FactoryTalk user.
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Create two more users as follows:
User: Evan
User: Ethel
Password: password
Password: password
Password never expires
Password never expires
3. Create a new User Group:
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Right-click User Groups, and then select New > Group.
The New User Group dialog box opens:
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in the description box, and then click Create. The Engineers group
is added to the User Groups folder.
4. Add users to the Engineers group:
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Right-click the Engineers group, and then click Properties. The
Engineers Properties dialog box opens. (For details on using the
dialog box, see FactoryTalk Help.)
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Click the Add button. The Select User or Group dialog box
opens.
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Click Show users only in the Filter Users area near the bottom of
the dialog box. All FactoryTalk users, including any
Windows-lined users you have added, are displayed.

Select all the users by selecting the first user name and then
clicking the left-mouse button plus Shift key on the last user name.

Click OK to add the users to the Engineers group. All three users
display in the Engineers Properties dialog box.

Click OK to close the dialog box and save the changes.
5. Specify actions that users can perform on a resource:
Users defined in a FactoryTalk View application must have, at a
minimum, the Common Actions Read and List Children to run a
FactoryTalk View project.
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In the Explorer window, right-click the root of the FactoryTalk tree
— Local (This Computer) — and select Security from the pop-up
menu.

In the ‘View permissions by’ section of the Security Settings for
Local dialog box, click the Add button. The Select User or Group
dialog box opens.

From the Select User or Group dialog box, select Engineers, and
then click OK. The Engineers group is added to the list on the
Security Settings for Local dialog box.

Expand the list of Common Actions by clicking the plus sign (+) in
the left column.

As shown in the above illustration of the Security Settings dialog
box, select the check boxes next to List Children and Read.
This gives the Engineers group permission to perform the
Common actions Read and List Children on the FactoryTalk Local
Directory. This means that members of the group are able to run
the FactoryTalk View ME project.
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Click OK to save the settings and close the dialog box.
About multiple System folders in FactoryTalk View
You may notice multiple System folders in the Explorer window. Each HMI
project includes its own System folder, and the settings in that folder apply
only to that specific project. There is also a system folder for the FactoryTalk
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Directory. The settings held in the System folder that remains visible and
apply to all applications held in the Network or Local Directory.
Which System folder is which? If you are using FactoryTalk View Studio
and aren’t sure which System folder applies to an HMI project and which
applies to all applications in the FactoryTalk Directory, close the area folders
in the Explorer tree. The System folder that applies to all applications in the
FactoryTalk Directory remains visible in the Explorer tree.
Add FactoryTalk user accounts to FactoryTalk
View
After you have created users and groups in FactoryTalk Security, you must
add them to the security accounts list in the Runtime Security editor in
FactoryTalk View ME. When you add an account, you also assign the
security codes that will give those users and user groups access to secured
HMI components. (Secured HMI components are those that have been
assigned security codes.) These codes (A through P), along with those
assigned to HMI project components, determine which components a user
has access to at run time.
To restrict access to a graphic display, you assign a security code from A
through P to it, and then assign that code only to the users who are supposed
to have access to the component.
For more information about how these features are used in FactoryTalk
View, and for examples of assigning FactoryTalk Security permissions to
FactoryTalk View users and user groups, see Chapter 11 in the FactoryTalk
View Machine Edition User’s Guide, Volume 1.
Example:
Tip:
The following steps use an existing application, Objects_800x600, which is
installed with FactoryTalk View.
Be sure to restore the Default back up of the Local FactoryTalk Directory any
time you are creating a new application. This ensures that a known
Administrator account exists and that you start with a clean directory (no other
users have been added).
1. Open FactoryTalk View Studio and add FactoryTalk users or groups to
the application:
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From the Windows Start menu, select Rockwell Software >
FactoryTalk View > FactoryTalk View Studio.
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Select Machine Edition, and then click Continue.
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On the Existing tab, select the Objects_800x600 application,
make sure the Language is English, and then click Open.
The selected application opens in FactoryTalk View Studio,
Machine Edition.

Tip:
If prompted to log on to FactoryTalk, enter the name and password
of a FactoryTalk user that has administrative rights, and then click
OK.
In FactoryTalk Security CPR 9 or later, single sign-on is enabled by default, so
users are not prompted to log on to FactoryTalk. If you are upgrading from CPR
7, or if you changed the default FactoryTalk security configuration, you may be
prompted to log on.
2. Open the Runtime Security editor:
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In the FactoryTalk View Studio Explorer window, select Runtime
Security from the System folder.
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The Runtime Security editor opens.
The first account in the editor is the DEFAULT user account. The
DEFAULT account is used when no one is logged in. The
DEFAULT user initially has access to all security codes (A-P).
Unless you want everyone to have access to all parts of the
application at run time without logging in, turn off the DEFAULT
user’s access to the all the security codes you plan to use. See Help
or Chapter 11 of the FactoryTalk View Machine Edition User’s
Guide, Volume 1.
You cannot delete the DEFAULT user account.
Important:
Assign the security code for the startup display to the DEFAULT user, or
else the startup display won’t open. If the startup display uses the *
security code, you can assign any code from A to P to open the display.
3. Assign rights to the Engineering role:
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On the ME Runtime 4.00 and later tab of the Runtime Security
editor, click the Add button.
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In the Runtime Security editor, click the Add button to open the
Select User or Group dialog box.
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user or group to be added to the Runtime Security user accounts
list, and then click OK. For this example, select Engineers.
The Engineers group is added to the list of accounts in the Runtime
Security editor.
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If a FactoryTalk user account has been deleted from the FactoryTalk
Directory’s System folder, the user’s unique identifier remains and will display
as an alphanumeric string in the Runtime Security editor. See Deleting user
accounts on page 76 for details.

In the Runtime Security editor, select the Engineers group and
clear all of the boxes in the Security Codes area, except for A, B,
and C, as shown below.
Any user in the Engineers group now has run-time access only to
graphic displays that have an A, B, or C security code assigned.

Click Accept.
In the Runtime Security editor, you can also specify login and
logout macros for the user or group you have just added, if desired.
Refer to FactoryTalk View Machine Edition Help or Chapter 11 of
the FactoryTalk View Machine Edition User’s Guide.
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Click the Close button to close the Runtime Security dialog box.
Click Yes to save changes.
4. Set security on a display:
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In the Explorer window, expand Graphics > Displays and
double-click Animation 1 to open it.
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From the Edit menu, select Display Settings. The Display
Settings dialog box opens.
From the Security Code drop-down list on the General tab, select
D (or a code that you have not assigned to the Engineers group),
and then click OK to save the change and close the dialog box.
Save the application by selecting Save from the File menu.
5. Test the application:
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On the Application menu, click Test Application, or click the
Test Application button.
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If your application uses multiple languages, specify the languages
to include and the initial runtime language, and then click Finish.

When the application opens, click the Next button twice to
navigate to the Animation display.

Stop the application by clicking the Exit button on the application
display (or by pressing the F4 key on your keyboard).
6. Now log off of FactoryTalk, log back on as Evan, and then test run the
Objects_800x600 application:
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Click Yes to close the application.
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To log on as Evan (a member of the Engineers group), select Log
On from the File menu.
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Enter Evan as the User name, type password in the Password box,
and then click OK.
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In the New/Open Machine Edition Application dialog box, select
the Objects_800x600 application, select English as the default
language, and then click OK.

On the Application menu, click Test Application, or click the
Test Application button.

When the runtime application opens, click the Next button twice to
navigate to the Animation display.
Note that as a member of the Engineers group you do not have
permission to view the Animation display.
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Managing
FactoryTalk
Security for
multiple
applications
Stop the application by clicking the Exit button on the application
display (or by pressing the F4 key on your keyboard).
There are two main usage categories for FactoryTalk Security in a
FactoryTalk View Studio application; Runtime and Development. This
section focuses on how to maintain the security settings for both categories.
Runtime security relates to who can be authenticated to view a running
application and what actions/displays they are authorized for. An example
action would be starting a FactoryTalk View application into runtime or
which displays an operator has access to.
Development security relates to who can be authenticated to edit an
application and what actions they are authorized to do. An example action
would be archiving or restoring a FactoryTalk View application.
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When multiple applications are being configured on the same computer,
great care must be taken when working with FactoryTalk Security. The
runtime security user list and settings are contained within each application
itself. However, the runtime user list actually references the users and groups
within the FactoryTalk directory. There can only be one active FactoryTalk
directory on a computer (development or runtime).
Back up the development application
A FactoryTalk View application does not actually contain users or groups. It
simply contains a list of references to the FactoryTalk directory users/groups.
The FactoryTalk View application also holds the runtime security rights for
the referenced users/groups.
When an application backup is performed the FactoryTalk View application
files, the user accounts runtime access rights and the FactoryTalk directory
are compiled into the APA backup file.
On the development computer, back up the application. Follow the steps
below:
a. From the Windows Start menu, select All Programs > Rockwell
Software > FactoryTalk View > Tools > Application Manager.
b. From the Application Manager, select Machine Edition and then
click Next.
c. Select Backup application and then click Next.
d. Select the application to back up and then click Next.
e. Enter the required information for the application and then click
Finish.
Each application backup file (.apa) contains a copy of the FactoryTalk
directory that was active at the time of backup. It is very common for
different applications to have a different set of users and groups based on the
FactoryTalk directory the application was created with. This results in a
different FactoryTalk directory for each .apa backup file.
Back up runtime application and FactoryTalk Local
Directory
To do this, follow the steps below:
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1. On the development computer, back up the runtime application. The
steps are same with steps to back up the development application. For
details see page 152.
This step is critical, especially if you are developing applications for multiple
clients. Backing up any existing applications allows you to not only restore
your client’s FactoryTalk View applications to their original state, but it also
allows you to restore that client’s FactoryTalk Local directory should that get
overwritten.
2. (optional) On the development computer, back up the FactoryTalk
Local Directory . Follow the steps below:
Important:
While this step is optional when you back up an application from the
Application Manager, it is very good idea. There can be one
FactoryTalk Local Directory to many FactoryTalk View Applications, so
you should back up the FactoryTalk Local Directory if you have multiple
applications referencing the Directory.
If there is one FactoryTalk Directory to one FactoryTalk View ME
application, then the back up created with the Application Manager
(.apa) will contain the FactoryTalk Local Directory.
a. Open FactoryTalk View Studio or FactoryTalk Administration
Console.
b. In the Explorer window, right-click the FactoryTalk Directory
System folder and then select Backup from the context menu.
c. On the Backup dialog box, enter the required information for the
backup file and then click OK.
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It is highly recommended that you use a new file name each time to
create versions of your FactoryTalk View ME application backups. This
allows you to revert to older versions if needed
d. Use Windows Explorer to save a copy of the .bak file to another
location off the local computer (to a CD, network PC, or USB
memory stick, for example).
Restore the application to the runtime computer
Before restoring the application, copy the backed up application from the
development computer to the runtime computer.
Note: Always back up your FactoryTalk View SE (local) and Machine Edition
applications and your Local FactoryTalk Directory before you restore any
applications and/or the FactoryTalk Directory.
To restore the application:
1. From the Windows Start menu, select All Programs > Rockwell
Software > FactoryTalk View > Tools > Application Manager.
2. From the Application Manager, select Machine Edition and then click
Next.
3. Select Restore application and click Next.
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provides you with the option to restore the FactoryTalk directory from
the .apa file.
If you choose to restore the FactoryTalk directory, the currently loaded
directory on the local computer will be overwritten.
4. Select the application to restore, select Restore the FactoryTalk View
Machine Edition application and then click Next.
You can also choose to restore both the application and the FactoryTalk
Local Directory. Be sure you have first backed up all FactoryTalk View SE
(local) and Machine Edition applications on this computer before
proceeding. The current FactoryTalk Local Directory, including users,
groups, and policies, will be replaced with the Local FactoryTalk Directory
contained in the .apa file selected. This affects all other
FactoryTalk-enabled programs and applications running on this computer.
5. If the backup file was encrypted, enter the passphrase that was used
during the backup operation and click OK.
6. Enter a new name for the application being restored and then click
Finish.
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Working with the
3.20 user account
tab
In some cases, the customer assign rights to user roles (not to be confused
with role-based security). In user roles, individual user accounts are created
to represent the roles. All users in a particular role log on with one of the
user role accounts.
Important:
This only works for user-based security. Some
customers assign rights to individual user accounts
like Eric, Evan and Ethel, for example
Creating and storing these types of user accounts in the 3.20 user account tab
allows the migration to 4.x accounts.
Tip:
Here’s a cool tip: Add your users and groups to the 3.20
and earlier tab, assign security codes and optional login
or logout macros to those users, and then import them
into the 4.00 and later tab. This preserves the users you
have assigned to the application, which means they will
be available to import again should the application or
FactoryTalk Directory get restored from a back up file
that does not contain those users.
Example:
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In the following steps, user accounts (not user groups)
named Eng, Main, and Opr will be created. All engineers
will log on to the same user role, Eng. Following the
engineering example used in the previous section, users
Eric, Evan and Ethel would all log on the same user
account, Eng, with the same password.
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The Runtime Security editor opens. Select the ME Runtime 3.20 and
earlier tab.
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In the Runtime Security editor, double-click any row in the table to add
a new user or group.
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In the Account column, type Eng.
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Type password in the Password box, and then click the Accept button.
The user role Eng is added to the application. Uncheck the E, F, G, and
H security codes.
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Add the user roles MAIN and OPR to the editor and assign security
codes as shown below. Remember, these are user accounts not groups.
In the Runtime Security editor, you can also specify login and logout
macros for the user or group you have just added, if desired. Refer to
Help or Chapter 11 of the FactoryTalk View Machine Edition User’s
Guide, Volume 1.

Click the Close button to close the Runtime Security dialog box.
Click Yes to save changes.
1. Migrate the 3.20 user accounts to the 4.00 and later tab:

Open the Runtime Security editor and select the ME Runtime 4.00
and later tab. Note the user accounts you just created (ENG,
MAIN, and OPR) do not exist on this tab.

Also note that the ENG, MAIN, and OPR user accounts do not
exist in the FactoryTalk Directory:
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From the Setup menu, select Migrate ME Runtime 3.20 and
earlier accounts.
The user accounts are created in the FactoryTalk Directory and
added to the ME Runtime 4.0 tab.
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Close the Runtime Security editor; click Yes to save the settings.
If the customer did not restore the FactoryTalk Directory with the
application or the user accounts were deleted, the user accounts stored
on the 3.20 tab could be migrated back into the application.
The Runtime Security editor would look like this if the original
accounts were deleted:
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If a FactoryTalk user account has been deleted from the
FactoryTalk Directory’s System folder, the user’s unique
identifier remains and will display as an alphanumeric
string in the Runtime Security editor. See Deleting user
accounts on page 76 for details.
1. Migrate the accounts again:

From the Setup menu, select Migrate ME Runtime 3.20 and
earlier accounts.
The new user accounts matching the original accounts have been
created in FactoryTalk and the Runtime Security editor:
2. Delete the orphaned user GUIDs:

Select the GUID in the Runtime Security editor, and then click the
Remove button.
3. Exit the Runtime Security editor and save the changes.
Where to go from
here
Now that you’ve set up security for FactoryTalk View, do one of the
following:

Log in as an administrative user and continue assigning permissions
for graphic displays, if desired.

Go to RSLinx and FactoryTalk Security on page 113 to learn how to
use FactoryTalk Security with RSLinx software.

Go to Logix Designer application and FactoryTalk Security on page
125 to learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with Logix Designer
application to secure projects.

Go to FactoryTalk View SE and FactoryTalk Security on page 151 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk View SE.

Go to FactoryTalk Batch and FactoryTalk Security on page 201 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk Batch
components
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This section explains administering security for the FactoryTalk® Client
components using FactoryTalk Security.
Tip:
For information on the administration of your FactoryTalk Security system as a
whole, see FactoryTalk Help located in the FactoryTalk Administration Console.
For detailed information on using FactoryTalk Security with the FactoryTalk
Batch Clients, see the FactoryTalk Batch Administrator’s Guide, available from
the Windows Start menu: Start > Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk Batch
Suite > Online Books > Batch> batch_administrator.pdf.
FactoryTalk Batch product policies are created in the Local Directory and the
Network Directory when the FactoryTalk Services Platform installs. The
FactoryTalk Batch product polices are used to restrict access to the
FactoryTalk Batch client components and the features within them. For a
complete list of FactoryTalk Batch secured resources and their default
product policy settings, see "FactoryTalk Batch Default Policy Settings" in
Chapter 3 of the FactoryTalk Batch Administrator’s Guide.
Before you begin
What you need

Identify the computers that will be configured as the FactoryTalk
Batch Server and FactoryTalk Batch Client.

FactoryTalk Batch, v. 9.0 (CPR 9) or later

Become familiar with the terms and concepts of FactoryTalk Security.
See Understanding automation security on page 17 and About the
FactoryTalk system on page 21 for more information.

Install and configure the software listed in "What you need", below.
On the computer acting as the FactoryTalk Batch Server (Computer1 in our
sample scenario):

FactoryTalk Services Platform v. 2.10 (CPR 9) or later. Using the
newest available version is recommended.

FactoryTalk Activation

FactoryTalk Batch Server components
On the computer acting as the FactoryTalk Batch client (Computer2 in our
sample scenario):

FactoryTalk Services Platform v. 2.10 (CPR 9) or later
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FactoryTalk Activation
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Follow these steps
Some important
information on
installing
FactoryTalk Batch
You must create a Windows user account for the FactoryTalk Batch Server
prior to installing the FactoryTalk Batch applications. When you install
FactoryTalk Batch and RSBizWare eProcedure applications you are
prompted to enter this user account to allow the installation program to
configure your FactoryTalk Batch system.
When creating the Server user account, the following configuration
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requirements must be met.
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The password should be configured to never expire – If the
password ever expires, the Batch Server service eventually fails to log
on.
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The Server user account should never be disabled or deleted – If
this account is ever disabled/deleted, the Batch Server service
eventually fails to log on.

The domain user account should have a unique name – If the Server
user account is a domain account, remove any local user accounts with
the same name.

The Server user account/user group must exist on all workgroup
computers – If you are using a local account and expect that account
to have access to resources on other computers in a workgroup
environment, you must create accounts with the same name and
password on each computer in the workgroup.
Refer to the FactoryTalk Batch Installation Guide and the FactoryTalk Batch
Administrator’s Guide for detailed information on installing FactoryTalk
Batch. These books are available from selecting Start > All Programs >
Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk Batch Suite > Online Books > Batch
Create FactoryTalk
Batch users and
groups
Once you have installed FactoryTalk Services Platform and FactoryTalk
Batch, you can tighten security by adding users and user groups to
FactoryTalk Security. For detailed information about creating users and user
groups in FactoryTalk Security, see the FactoryTalk Security Help.
On the Batch Server computer (Computer1 in this example):
1. Create a user group account in FactoryTalk Security:
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To open FactoryTalk Administration Console, click Start >
Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk Administration Console.
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If prompted to log on to FactoryTalk, enter a valid FactoryTalk
administrator user name and password, and then click OK.
In FactoryTalk Security CPR 9, single sign-on is enabled by default, so users
are not prompted to log on to FactoryTalk. If you are upgrading from CPR 7, or
if you changed the default FactoryTalk security configuration, you will be
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In the Explorer window, expand the Users and Groups subfolder
in the System folder.
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Right-click the User Groups folder, point to New and then select
User Group from the pop-up menu.
If you have an existing Windows user group, you can add a security account for
it by selecting Windows-linked User Group from the pop-up menu.

Type a Name and Descriptor (we used Batch Operators for this
example).

Click Create to create the security account for the user group and
close the dialog box. When you double-click the User Groups
folder to open it, you will see the user group you just added.
2. Create a new user account in FactoryTalk Security:
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In the Explorer window, expand the Users and Groups subfolder
in the System folder.

Right-click the Users folder, point to New, and then select User
from the pop-up menu.
You can add existing Windows users by selecting Windows-linked User.

In the General tab of the New User dialog box, specify the user’s
login name and password, and other information as necessary.
For details about the options in the dialog box, click the Help
button.
For this example, enter the following:
User name: SWhite
Full name: Sara White
Description: Operator
Password: password
For this example, clear the User must change password at next
logon check box, and then select the Password never expires
check box.
3. Associate a group with the user account.
You can add users (members) to groups in two ways. You can select a
group and add members to it, or you can associate one or more groups
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with a user when you create a new user. The following steps use the
second method.
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Click the Group Membership tab of the New User dialog box.
(This dialog box should still be open. If not, right-click the user
you just created and select Properties from the pop-up menu.)

Click the Add button on the Group Membership tab to open the
Select User Group dialog box.
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Select the user group you created in step 2 (our example used
Batch Operators), and then click OK.

Click Create. The new user appears in the Users folder.
4. Specify actions that users can perform at the application level:
To secure access to an application, specify which users or groups of
users have permission to perform actions.
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In the Explorer window, open the application that you want to
secure.

Right-click the application folder, and then select Security from
the pop-up menu.

In the ‘View permissions by’ section of the Security Settings for
User Groups dialog box, click the Add button.
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For this example, select Batch Operators, and then click OK. The
Batch Operators group is added to the list.

With the Batch Operators group selected, expand the list of
Common actions by clicking the plus sign (+) in the left column.

As shown in the above illustration of the Security Settings dialog
box, select the check boxes next to List Children and Read.

Click OK to save the settings and close the dialog box.
The FactoryTalk Batch clients (BatchCampaign, Batch View, Equipment
Editor, Recipe Editor, and the Batch ActiveX controls) have product policies
that can be secured with FactoryTalk Security.
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For example, you can configure FactoryTalk Security to specify which
FactoryTalk Batch View toolbar buttons and windows are available to
specific users or groups of users. Removing a user group from a security
policy disables the corresponding View toolbar button for all users who are
members of that user group. When a button is disabled, it no longer appears
on the FactoryTalk Batch View toolbar.
Additionally, you can restrict access to resources based on where a user is
physically located, such as a computer used to perform actions. (For more
information see FactoryTalk Help.)
Configuring security for the FactoryTalk Batch
View windows
To tighten security for a FactoryTalk Batch View window, configure the
corresponding product policy in the appropriate FactoryTalk Directory.
On the Batch Server computer (Computer1 in this example):
1. Open the FactoryTalk Administration Console and log on to the
appropriate FactoryTalk Directory. For this example, select the
Network Directory.
2. Configure security for the FactoryTalk Batch View windows:
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Expand System > Policies > Product Policies > Batch >
BatchView & ActiveX and then right-click on View and select
Properties.

From the View Properties dialog box, select the policy setting you
want to configure and click the corresponding browse button. For
this example, click the browse button for the Exit policy.
The Configure Securable Action dialog box opens.
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Click the Add button. The Select User or Group dialog box
opens. Select the user or group you want to add and click OK. For
this example, select the Batch Operators group.

To allow the group access to the feature, select the Allow check
box.
Important:
Product policies do not inherit security settings. When specifying
permissions for product policies, clearing both the Allow and Deny
check boxes denies access to the product feature. (For more information
on permissions see FactoryTalk Help.)
3. Tighten security for this command:

Select the All Users group and click Remove.

Click OK twice to return to the FactoryTalk Administration
Console.
Important:
Restart all open FactoryTalk Batch components to update changes
made in the FactoryTalk Directory.
4. Test the policy setting:
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Open FactoryTalk Batch View and log in as log in as SWhite (the
password is password). Note that the status bar shows SWhite as
the currently logged in user and the Exit button is on the toolbar:
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Now click the Log In button (shown at left) and log in as PSmith
(the password is password). Note that the status bar shows PSmith
as the currently logged in user, and the Exit button is no longer
displayed on the toolbar:

Log in as a FactoryTalk administrator, or as a user who has access
to the Exit policy, and you will be able to close the program.
Configuring Security for FactoryTalk Batch
Commands
In addition to securing access to various windows and buttons in the
FactoryTalk Batch View, you can opt to allow only specified users to issue
commands against a batch or a phase. Add the appropriate users and/or user
groups to the Command or Phase Command policy setting you want to
secure.
1. To add a user and/or user group to a Command policy setting:
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Open the FactoryTalk Administration Console and log on to the
appropriate FactoryTalk Directory. This example uses the
Network Directory.

Expand System > Policies > Product Policies > Batch >
BatchView & ActiveX.

Right-click on Commands (or Phase Commands) and select
Properties from the pop-up menu. The Commands Properties
dialog box opens.

Select the policy setting you want to configure and click the
corresponding browse button. For this example, select Add Batch.
The Configure Securable Action dialog box opens.
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To add a user or group select Add. The Select User and
Computer dialog box opens.
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Select the user or group you want to add and click OK. For this
example, select Batch Operators.
2. Tighten security for this command:
Tip:
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Select the All Users group and click Remove.

Click OK twice to return to the FactoryTalk Administration
Console.
Restart all open FactoryTalk Batch components to update security changes
made in the FactoryTalk Directory.
3. (Optional) Log in to FactoryTalk Batch View as SWhite and attempt
to add a batch to the batch list. Then log in as LWilliams, who does
not have permission to add a batch, and try adding a batch to the batch
list. You will be prompted that the user does not have sufficient rights
to perform the command.
Enabling FactoryTalk Batch View Confirm Settings
If you assign specific users and/or groups to a batch command or phase
command and enable the corresponding Confirm policy setting, then only the
specified users are allowed to issue the command and they will be required to
enter a user name and password to confirm the command being initiated.
1. Configure Phase Command policy settings:
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To configure Command Confirm policy settings substitute Commands for Phase
Commands in the following steps.
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Open the FactoryTalk Administration Console and log on to the
appropriate FactoryTalk Directory. This example uses the
Network Directory.

Expand System > Policies > Product Policies > Batch >
BatchView & ActiveX.

Right-click Phase Commands, and then select Properties from
the pop-up menu. The Phase Commands Properties dialog box
opens.
2. Configure policy Confirm settings:
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Scroll down to the BatchView and ActiveX - Phase Commands Confirmations policy settings. Select the policy setting and click
the corresponding dropdown list. Select True to require a user to
log on with a user name and password each time the command
button is clicked. Select False if no logon is required.
In the example shown above, the Clear Failure - Confirm is set to
True. This will require a user to enter their FactoryTalk user name
and password when he or she wants to clear a failure while a batch
is running.
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Tip:
Configure
Equipment Editor
and Recipe Editor
security
Click OK to return to the FactoryTalk Administration Console
window.
Restart all open FactoryTalk Batch components to update changes made in the
FactoryTalk Directory.
Security for the FactoryTalk Batch Equipment Editor and Recipe Editor is
implemented using the FactoryTalk Security product policies defined in the
FactoryTalk Directory. Only FactoryTalk users are allowed access to the
editors. (See "FactoryTalk Batch Default Policy Settings" in the FactoryTalk
Batch Administrator’s Guide for more information.)
There are two levels of security used to support the FactoryTalk Batch
Equipment Editor and Recipe Editor: View Only and Full Edit. See
Configure Access Mode security on page 218 for more information.
Additionally, there are Configuration Options product policies created in
the Local Directory for the editors. See Modifying the Equipment Editor
configuration options on page 219 for more information.
In addition to FactoryTalk Security, you can configure Windows security on
the FactoryTalk Batch Equipment Editor and Recipe Editor files and folders
in Windows Explorer. (See "Setting Security on Folders or Files" in the
FactoryTalk Batch Administrator’s Guide for more information.) If you are
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using RDB recipes that are stored in SQL Server, RDB security can also be
configured.
Configure Access Mode security
There are two levels of security used to access the FactoryTalk Batch
Equipment Editor and Recipe Editor: View Only and Full Edit.
1. Configure the FactoryTalk Batch Equipment Editor or Recipe Editor
Access Modes:

Open the FactoryTalk Administration Console and log on to the
appropriate FactoryTalk Directory. This example uses the
Network Directory.

Expand System > Policies > Product Policies > Batch
>Equipment Editor (or Recipe Editor), right-click on Access
Modes, and then select Properties from the pop-up menu.

From the Access Modes Properties dialog box, select the policy
setting you want to configure and click the browse button. The
Configure Securable Action dialog box opens.
2. Tighten security for this feature:

Select the All Users group and click Remove.
3. Add users or groups:
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Computer dialog box opens.
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Select the user or group you want to add and click OK. For this
example, select Batch Operators.

Click OK to close the Configure Securable Action dialog box.
Restart all open FactoryTalk Batch components to update changes made in the
FactoryTalk Directory.
Modifying the Equipment Editor configuration
options
The following instructions are specific to the FactoryTalk Batch Equipment
Editor. The FactoryTalk Batch Recipe Editor configuration options are
configured similarly.
1. Open the FactoryTalk Administration Console. Log on to the
FactoryTalk Local Directory.
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2. Expand System > Policies > Product Policies > Batch > Equipment
Editor (or Recipe Editor) > Configuration, right-click on Options,
and then select Properties from the pop-up menu.
3. From the Options Properties dialog box, make the necessary policy
setting changes.
For example, the FactoryTalk Batch Equipment Editor and Recipe
Editor allow you to use an external security device, such as a retinal
scanner. If you want to enable security for the external device, you
would configure the External Login settings as shown in the example
below.
(See "Using an External Security Device" in the FactoryTalk Batch
Administrator’s Guide for more information.)
4. Click OK to save the configuration changes and return to FactoryTalk
Administration Console.
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Restart all open FactoryTalk Batch components to update changes made in the
FactoryTalk Directory.
Do one of the following:
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Continue assigning permissions for FactoryTalk Batch client actions
and commands, if desired.

Go to RSLinx and FactoryTalk Security on page 113 to learn how to
use FactoryTalk Security with RSLinx software.

Go to Logix Designer application and FactoryTalk Security on page
125 to learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with Logix Designer
application to secure projects and devices like Logix5000, PLC, and
SLC controllers.

Go to FactoryTalk View SE and FactoryTalk Security on page 151 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk View SE.

Go to FactoryTalk View ME and FactoryTalk Security on page 175 to
learn how to use FactoryTalk Security with FactoryTalk View ME.
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Go to Deploying a FactoryTalk system on page 223 to learn about
deploying a FactoryTalk system to runtime computers.
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This section gives a high-level look at a scenario for moving a FactoryTalk
system that was built on an offline development system to an online runtime
system.
The scenario in this section is based on the following assumptions:
Assumptions

C: is the system drive on each of the computers

The FactoryTalk Services Platform is installed and configured on all
computers in both the development network and runtime network. See
On the runtime system computers on page 226.
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FactoryTalk View SE is installed, activated, and configured

One computer on the network has been identified as a FactoryTalk
Network Directory Server, and all of the other participating computers
on the network have been configured as clients, pointing to that
Network Directory Server computer
Be sure to uninstall previous versions of Rockwell Software products before
installing new versions. In addition, be sure to install compatible versions of
the FactoryTalk Services Platform and Rockwell Software products.
Setting up the
development
system computers
Follow the steps below on the appropriate development system computers to
prepare to move a FactoryTalk system from a development network to a
runtime network.
Step 1: On a Network Directory computer
From any computer in the Network Directory, run the FactoryTalk
Administration Console and back up the entire FactoryTalk Network
Directory.
When you back up an entire FactoryTalk Network Directory, the resulting
.bak file includes all of the applications in that directory and all of the
settings in the System folder.
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Restoring the System folder overwrites all user and computer accounts and
groups, passwords, policy settings, and security settings for all applications in
the FactoryTalk
Directory. Use with caution.
The Backup tool creates a backup file that contains:

the application name

the area definitions

the HMI Server name and location (in which area and on which
computer)

the data server names, type and location (in which area and on which
computer)

FactoryTalk Alarms and Events server configuration, including Tag
Alarm and Event server alarm definitions.
For details, see Back up an entire FactoryTalk Directory and Choosing the
correct backup and restore options in the FactoryTalk Help.
Move the backup file (*.BAK) from the development computer to the
runtime FactoryTalk Network Directory computer. The .bak file is located in
C:\Users\Public\Documents.
Step 2: On the FactoryTalk View Site Edition Server
computer
Move the HMI project files from the development computer to the
appropriate View SE runtime computers. Copy the entire folder containing
the HMI Server files. This folder has the same name as the HMI Server name
and is located in C:\Documents and Settings\All
Users\Documents\RSView Enterprise\SE\HMI Projects\. This copy is not
possible if the HMI Server is running. See FactoryTalk View Site Edition
documentation for more detailed help on backing up your HMI Servers.
Important:
You can use the HMI Backup and Restore utility to backup a loaded HMI
Server. See Answer ID 30310 in the Rockwell Knowledgebase:
http://rockwellautomation.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/rockwellautomation.cfg/ph
p/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=30310
Step 3: On the FactoryTalk View Studio computer
Move the client configuration files (*.cli) from the development computer to
the runtime View SE Client computers. The location on the runtime
computer is not important, but by default, the client files are located in
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C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\RSView
Enterprise\SE\Client. See FactoryTalk View Studio documentation for
additional help.
Step 4: On the RSLinx Classic or RSLinx
Enterprise computer

RSLinx Enterprise servers — copy the communications
configuration file, RSLinxNG.xml, from the directory location:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
Data\Rockwell\RSLinx Enterprise\RSLinxNG.xml.
For RSLinx Enterprise, the device shortcuts are backed up
automatically as part of backing up entire Network Directory in Step 1
On a Network Directory computer on page 226 above.

RSLinx Classic data servers — run the RSLinx Backup Restore
Utility. From the Windows Start menu, select All Programs >
Rockwell Software > RSlinx > Backup Restore Utility.
Step 5: On the Microsoft SQL Server computer
If your FactoryTalk system includes Microsoft SQL Server databases for
logging historical data, including FactoryTalk Alarms and Events logs, back
up any data you want to deploy to another system.
Step 6: On the FactoryTalk Transaction Manager
computer
If your FactoryTalk system includes FactoryTalk Transaction Manager, back
up your project. From the Configuration menu, select Backup.
Step 7: On the FactoryTalk Batch Server computer
If your FactoryTalk system includes FactoryTalk Batch, use the Batch
Service Manager to stop the Batch Server. Back up Batch Server and client
files. For help, see the FactoryTalk Batch Installation Guide.
Step 8: On the FactoryTalk Batch client computers
If your FactoryTalk system includes FactoryTalk Batch, back up Batch client
files. For help, see the FactoryTalk Batch Installation Guide.
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On the runtime
system computers
Install and activate Rockwell Software products on the appropriate runtime
computers. As part of installing each product, also install FactoryTalk
Services Platform.
In addition, on each FactoryTalk Network Directory client computer, specify
which computer on the network is hosting the FactoryTalk Network
Directory Server. Then follow the steps below.
Step 1: On a Network Directory computer
Before you begin, shut down all Rockwell Software products running on
every computer on the network.
Next, on any computer in the Network Directory, run the FactoryTalk
Administration Console and restore the directory you backed up previously.
See Restore a FactoryTalk Directory on page 233.
If necessary, do the following:

If the computers in your runtime system are on the same physical
network as your development computers but are in a different domain,
then rename any computers with the same name. A Windows Domain
Controller will not allow multiple computers in different domains to
have the same name on the same network.
(In the Explorer window, expand the Computers and Groups folder,
expand the Computers folder, right-click the computer account icon,
and then click Properties on the pop-up menu. Type the new name for
the computer, and then click OK.)
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If you created Windows-linked user accounts on your development
system, recreate all security settings for these accounts in your runtime
system.

If you created Windows-linked user groups on your development
system, move them to the new domain.
(In the Explorer window, expand the Users and Groups folder,
expand the User Groups folder, right-click the user group you want to
move to the new domain, and then click Properties on the pop-up
menu. In the Properties dialog box, click Change Domain, and then
choose the new domain. The new domain must already contain a user
group of the same name.) Click OK to save.
Step 2: On the FactoryTalk View Site Edition Server
computer
Restore the HMI project and identify the location of data servers. Open
FactoryTalk View Studio (or the View Administration Console), and edit the
application. The HMI and data servers will be in error because the are still
configured for the development computer. Edit the properties of the HMI and
data servers to reflect their new location. See FactoryTalk View
documentation for help.
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Important:
Make sure that the folder name and HMI project file name (*.sed) have
the same name or the HMI Server will not load properly.
Step 3: On the FactoryTalk View Site Edition Client
computers
Restore client configuration files (*.cli). The location on the runtime
computer is not important, but by default, the client files are located in
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\RSView
Enterprise\SE\Client. See FactoryTalk View documentation for help.
Step 4: On the RSLinx Classic computer
1. Run the RSLinx Backup Restore Utility to restore the RSLinx Classic
configuration. From the Windows Start menu, point to All Programs
> Rockwell Software > RSLinx > Backup Restore Utility.
2. Update any offline topics in the project to online topics.
3. To see PLC or SLC symbol files when browsing offline, copy the
processor project from the development computer to the runtime
computer. Then define the new location of the project file in the
RSLinx Classic topic for that processor.
Step 5: On the RSLinx Enterprise server computer
1. Copy the communications configuration file you copied previously
back to the same directory location C:\Documents and Settings\All
Users\Application Data\Rockwell\RSLinx
Enterprise\RSLinxNG.XML, and then restart your computer.
2. On any computer in the Network Directory, run FactoryTalk
Administration Console.
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3. Change the name of the computer hosting the RSLinx Enterprise data
servers.
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Important:
Right-click the Data Server icon and then click Properties to open
the Data Server Properties dialog box. In the Computer hosting
the RSLinx Enterprise server box, identify the name of the
runtime computer where the data server is now located. Repeat this
step for each defined data server.
You must also update the names of the computers hosting the HMI
servers and the Tag Alarms and Events servers.
4. Re-map any device shortcuts to their corresponding physical devices
listed in the Communication Setup editor. For help, see RSLinx
Enterprise online help.
Step 6: On the Microsoft SQL Server computer
If your FactoryTalk system includes Microsoft SQL Server databases for
logging historical data, including FactoryTalk Alarms and Events logs,
restore any data you want to deploy to the new system, and then re-establish
a connection between a database definition, held in the directory, and its
associated Microsoft SQL Server database.
1. On any computer in the Network Directory, run FactoryTalk
Administration Console.
2. From the Explorer window, open System > Connections > Databases.
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3. Double-click the database definition to open its properties, change the
name of the computer hosting the Microsoft SQL Server, and then
click OK.
The system checks for database tables and creates them, if they do not
exist.
Step 7: On the FactoryTalk Transaction Manager
computer
If your FactoryTalk system includes FactoryTalk Transaction Manager:
1. Run Transaction Manager and restore the project you backed up. On
the Configuration menu, click Restore.
2. Next change the name of the computer associated with each connector
configuration. For each defined Connector Service, right-click the
Configuration name and select Define Connector from the pop-up
menu. Change the Host Name from the name of the development
computer to the name of the runtime FactoryTalk Transaction Manager
computer.
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Step 8: On the FactoryTalk Batch Server computer
If your FactoryTalk system includes FactoryTalk Batch, restore FactoryTalk
Batch Server and client files. For help, see FactoryTalk Batch Installation
Guide.
Step 9: On the FactoryTalk Batch client computers
If your FactoryTalk system includes FactoryTalk Batch, restore FactoryTalk
Batch client files. For help, see FactoryTalk Batch Installation Guide.
Backing up an
entire FactoryTalk
Directory
Back up an entire FactoryTalk Directory to deploy a FactoryTalk system
from one computer to another. When you back up a FactoryTalk Directory,
the archive file includes all applications associated with that directory, as
well as the System folder.
Restoring the System folder overwrites all user and computer accounts and
groups, passwords, policy settings, and security settings for all applications in
the FactoryTalk Directory. Use with caution.
Required security permissions
A system-wide security policy, called User Rights Assignment, determines
who has permission to perform backup and restore operations. From
FactoryTalk Administration Console or FactoryTalk View Studio Explorer
window, open System > Policies > System Policies, and then double-click
User Rights Assignment.
To back up a FactoryTalk Directory:
1. At the top of the FactoryTalk Administration Console Explorer
window, right-click the Network or Local Directory icon.
2. From the pop-up menu, select Backup.
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3. Use the default name or type another name for the backup file. It is
recommended that you do not change the default archive name. The
default name contains the security authority identifier which allows
you to easily identify the archive file associated with a specific
directory.
Tip:
The security authority identifier is a unique ID generated for each FactoryTalk
Directory scope object to differentiate one directory from another when you install
FactoryTalk Services Platform 2.50 or later. The value is represented as a
32-character hexadecimal string, such as
BCC21891-C103-4950-BC5C-C34295D1AE2D.
By using this identifier a ControlLogix controller or project can be bound to a
specific instance of FactoryTalk Directory.
You can modify the identifier in the Modify Security Authority Identifier dialog box.
Once a new identifier is generated, you will no longer be able to open the controller
or project bound to the old identifier. We recommend that you back up your
directory and remove the old bindings from all controllers and controller projects
before proceeding. For more information, refer to FactoryTalk Help.
4. Use the default archive location or click the Browse button, and then
select a location for the backup file. Click OK to close the Browse for
Folder dialog box.
5. To encrypt your archive file, select the Encrypt file contents check
box, and then enter the same passphrase in the Passphrase and
Confirm passphrase fields. If you clear this check box, your backup
file will not be encrypted or protected.
The Encrypt file contents check box will not be available if the
version of your operating system does not support the proper level of
encryption. For more information, see "Back up FactoryTalk Directory,
System folder, or applications" in the FactoryTalk Help.In the Backup
window, click OK.
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Remember the passphrase if you choose to encrypt your file contents. The
archive file cannot be restored without the correct passphrase.
Unless you specified a different file name, FactoryTalk Administration
Console creates a directory backup file with its current security
authority identifier in the default location or in the location you
specified. If a backup file with the same name already exists in the
location you've chosen, the system asks whether you want to overwrite
the existing file.
6. After backing up a directory, back up and restore project files and
databases separately from individual software products that are
participating in the FactoryTalk system. See "After backing up a
directory or application" in the FactoryTalk Help.
Restore a
FactoryTalk
Directory
To deploy a FactoryTalk system from one computer to another, restore a
FactoryTalk Directory backup archive.
Important:
Do not restore an archive file created under FactoryTalk Services
Platform 2.10 (CPR 9) or later into a FactoryTalk Directory that is
currently running FactoryTalk Automation Platform 2.00 (CPR 7).
This restore scenario is not supported and may have unexpected
results.
A FactoryTalk Directory archive file that is automatically created
when you install or upgrade FactoryTalk Services Platform 2.50 or
later can only be restored on the same computer.
Required security permissions
A system-wide security policy, called User Rights Assignment, determines
who has permission to perform backup and restore operations. From
FactoryTalk Administration Console or FactoryTalk View Studio Explorer
window, open System > Policies > System Policies, and then double-click
User Rights Assignment.
To restore a FactoryTalk Directory:
1. Ensure that the applications, located in the FactoryTalk Directory that
you are restoring into, are not currently expanded in the Explorer
window or being used by some other product or component. If
applications are currently in use, the restore will fail.
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2. In the FactoryTalk Administration Console Explorer window,
right-click the Network or Local icon. From the pop-up menu, click
Restore.
3. In the Restore dialog box, click the Browse button, select the backup
file you want to restore, and then click Open. To continue, click Next.
By default, a backup file for a Network Directory or Local Directory is
named with its current security authority identifier, for example,
Network - 72CE2C2E-5175-4C26-98AE-3ABE5AC7F8EC.bak or
Local - C565C77A-4664-4E6C-9779-1EC729B3A8A0.bak.
4. If the backup file is encrypted, the Restore Backup File dialog box is
displayed. Enter the passphrase that was used during the backup
operation.
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An error message opens if the passphrase you entered is not
correct. Enter the passphrase again. If the wrong passphrase
is entered three times, the Restore Backup File dialog box
closes. Select the archive and try again.
5. After you enter the correct passphrase, the Restore dialog box shows
the type of archive you are restoring and what applications are
contained in the archive. You cannot select individual applications.
By default, the entire FactoryTalk Directory will be restored. The
restore options show when you perform the restore operation from
the Modify Security Authority Identifier dialog box.
Select the desired option to restore the backup file:
To restore...
Select this option...
the FactoryTalk Directory contents, including all applications, all
user and computer accounts and groups, passwords, policy
settings, and security settings.
Restore directory contents only
the security authority identifier only (for example, when you want to Restore security authority identifier only
access a controller without restoring your directory contents).
6. To restore the FactoryTalk Directory contained in the selected archive,
click Finish.
If you restore an archive created in an earlier version of the
FactoryTalk platform into a later version, the restore process
automatically updates the data in the System folder to be compatible
with the later version, while retaining the original data from the
archive.
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For example, suppose you restore an archive created under FactoryTalk
Automation Platform 2.00 (CPR 7) into a FactoryTalk Directory that
has been upgraded to FactoryTalk Services Platform 2.10 (CPR 9) or
later. The restore process retains the original user accounts and all
system-wide security and policy settings, but also updates the System
folder to include new options and policies available with FactoryTalk
Services Platform 2.10 or later.
7. After restoring a FactoryTalk Directory, back up and restore project
files and databases from your individual software products, and then
verify security and computer accounts. See below.
After restoring a
FactoryTalk
Directory
A backup archive does not include configuration and project information
specific to particular software products. Back up and restore project files
from individual software products separately. See "After backing up a
directory or application" in the FactoryTalk Help.

If restoring an entire FactoryTalk Directory, see After restoring an
entire FactoryTalk Directory on page 236.

If restoring the FactoryTalk Directory contents only, see After
restoring the FactoryTalk Directory contents on page 238.

If restoring restoring the FactoryTalk Directory security authority
identifier only, see After restoring the FactoryTalk Directory security
authority identifier on page 239.
After restoring an entire FactoryTalk Directory
If your applications include:
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HMI servers, restore FactoryTalk View files separately. See
FactoryTalk View documentation for help.
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RSLinx Classic data servers, see Step 4 On the RSLinx Classic
computer on page 228.
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RSLinx Enterprise servers, see Step 5 On the RSLinx Enterprise
server computer on page 228.
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FactoryTalk Alarms and Events Logs, see Step 6 On the Microsoft
SQL Server computer on page 229.
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FactoryTalk Transaction Manager, see Step 7 On the FactoryTalk
Transaction Manager computer on page 230.

FactoryTalk Batch, copy the FactoryTalk Batch files you copied
previously back to the same directory locations. See FactoryTalk Batch
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After restoring an entire FactoryTalk Directory, the old security authority
identifier is also replaced with the identifier from the backup archive.
Perform the following actions:

Update Windows-linked groups. When the System folder is deployed
to a new Windows domain, Windows-linked user groups that existed in
the original domain may no longer exist in the new domain. An
administrator can use the FactoryTalk Administration Console to
change the original Windows-linked groups to groups that exist in the
new domain. Security settings that refer to the Windows-linked groups
in the new domain then update automatically. See "Move
Windows-linked user accounts to a different domain" in FactoryTalk
Help.
If your system used local workstation accounts as part of a Windows
workgroup, Windows-linked user accounts will be missing their
security settings after the System folder is restored. We strongly
recommend using FactoryTalk Security accounts, instead of
Windows-linked accounts, with workgroups. See "Windows-linked
accounts are missing permissions after restore" in FactoryTalk Help.
See also "Using Windows-linked accounts with Windows workgroups"
in FactoryTalk Help.

Update computer accounts in the Network Directory. If the system
policy "Require computer accounts for all client machines" is enabled,
then only client computers that have been added to the list of
computers in the Network Directory can access that directory. When a
Network Directory is restored, the directory automatically adds the
computer on which the Network Directory Server resides, and the
client computer from which the restore operation was performed, to the
System folder in the Network Directory.

After restoring a directory in a new domain, update computer accounts
to allow the computers on the network access to the Network
Directory. To update computer accounts, run FactoryTalk
Administration Console on either the Network Directory Server
computer or on the client computer where the restore was performed,
and log on as an administrator.
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Rename existing computer accounts. Rename existing computer
accounts from the old domain to easily map them to computers on
the new domain. This retains any security settings that were
applied to the computer accounts in the old domain. To rename a
computer account, right-click it in the Explorer window, click
Properties on the pop-up menu, and then either type the name of a
computer or click the Browse button to search for a computer.

Delete old computer accounts. Delete computer accounts that no
longer exist in the new domain and that do not map to computers in
the new domain. To delete a computer account, right-click it in the
Explorer window, and then click Delete on the context menu.

Add new computer accounts. Add computer accounts to allow
computers on the network access to the restored Network
Directory. To add a computer account, right-click the Computers
folder in the Explorer window, and then click New Computer on
the pop-up menu.
If you delete a computer account and then recreate it, its security settings are
lost. To map computers from one domain to another, rename the computer
accounts rather than deleting and recreating them.

Verify security settings for Networks and Devices and update them
if necessary. The Networks and Devices tree shows information about
the networks and devices that are connected to the local computer. The
contents of the Networks and Devices tree are not included in the
backup archive, but any security settings that have been defined for
networks and devices are included in the backup archive. If an archive
is restored on a computer that is connected to the same networks and
devices using the same drivers or logical names, the security settings
restored from the archive file will take effect.

If you change the name of a computer hosting an alarm server, the
new host computer must be restarted. This is necessary to ensure the
alarm servers start up.

If the alarm history database has not been restored and was never
created on the system, you must create the alarm log database as
follows: In FactoryTalk Administration Console, from the Explorer
window, open System > Connections > Databases. Double-click the
database definition to open its properties. If necessary, update the name
of the computer hosting the database server, and then click OK.
Clicking OK creates the alarm log database.
After restoring the FactoryTalk Directory contents
See After restoring an entire FactoryTalk Directory on page 236.
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Restoring the FactoryTalk Directory contents only does not
replace the current security authority identifier of your
directory.
After restoring the FactoryTalk Directory security
authority identifier
Backup your FactoryTalk Directory. The old security authority identifier
is replaced with the identifier from the backup file. It is strongly
recommended to make a backup of the directory with the new identifier.
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Upgrade FactoryTalk Services
Platform
This section outlines the steps for upgrading FactoryTalk® Security. It
includes instructions for installing the latest version of the FactoryTalk
Services Platform, activating the software, and configuring FactoryTalk
directories.
The FactoryTalk Services Platform is an integrated part of each FactoryTalk
product’s install process, although each product might install it differently.
With FactoryTalk View, for example, installing the FactoryTalk Services
Platform is just one of several installation steps.
Before you begin
FactoryTalk Services Platform installs along with the software products that
require it. Installation and upgrade steps vary, depending on which products
you are installing or upgrading. For step-by-step instructions, see each
product's installation information.
If you are upgrading a client computer to the latest FactoryTalk Services
Platform version (for example, 2.70), you may also need to upgrade the
computer hosting the FactoryTalk Network Directory Server to FactoryTalk
Services Platform version 2.70. In this release, several products added new
security policies that will not function correctly if the FactoryTalk Network
Directory Server is not upgraded to include them. For additional information
on upgrading a previous version of the FactoryTalk Network Directory
Server or updates for the other products that may require updates, see
Answer ID 49190 in the Rockwell Automation Knowledgebase:
http://rockwellautomation.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/rockwellautomation.cfg/php/
enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=49190
When upgrading FactoryTalk platform software
When you upgrade to FactoryTalk Services Platform 2.10 (CPR 9) or later on
a computer that has previously had FactoryTalk Automation Platform 2.00
(CPR 7) installed, the installation process:

creates a backup file for any existing FactoryTalk Directory already
configured on the computer. Should you later need to uninstall
FactoryTalk Services Platform and reinstall an earlier version, restore
this backup file to return the FactoryTalk Directory to its earlier state.
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See Restore an earlier system after upgrading FactoryTalk platform
software.

checks for both a Local Directory and a Network Directory on the
computer. If a directory is found, the installation process updates it
with support for new policies and features, but leaves original security
and policy settings unchanged.
If either directory has not been created, the installation process creates
it and configures it by automatically adding the local computer
account, the local Windows Administrators group, and the local
Windows Authenticated Users group to the directory, and by setting a
default to grant all new user accounts full access to the directory. This
step allows any user account with Windows Administrator privileges to
be able to immediately log on to the directory, without first having to
create a FactoryTalk Administrator account.

if necessary, updates each FactoryTalk Directory with new product
policies, system policies, and support for new features.

leaves all original settings unchanged, including security settings,
user accounts and groups, and policy settings.
When upgrading computers in a distributed
system
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
Upgrade client computers only if the version of the FactoryTalk
platform software installed on the FactoryTalk Directory server
computer is not compatible with the new versions of the products you
are installing. For details about compatible versions of the FactoryTalk
platform software, see the documentation provided with your products.

If you do need to upgrade client computers, we recommend that you
upgrade client computers first, then upgrade the server computer
hosting the FactoryTalk Directory Server, and finally, upgrade any
remaining run-time server computers last.

When upgrading client computers from FactoryTalk Automation
Platform version 2.00 (CPR 7), you must upgrade client computers
first, and then upgrade the FactoryTalk Directory server computer last.
You cannot connect CPR 7 clients to a CPR 9 or later FactoryTalk
Network Directory Server.

To use the new features available with FactoryTalk Services Platform
2.10 (CPR 9) or later, the FactoryTalk Directory Server computer must
be upgraded. Any new features are not supported on a FactoryTalk
Directory Server computer that is running an earlier version of the
FactoryTalk platform software.

If the FactoryTalk Network Directory Server computer is upgraded to
FactoryTalk Services Platform 2.10 (CPR 9) or later, then the products
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installed on all client computers on the network must also be upgraded
to compatible versions. For details, see the documentation supplied
with your products.
To upgrade client computers:
1. Before upgrading to FactoryTalk Services Platform, shut down all
Rockwell Automation software products running on the computer.
2. Ensure you are logged on with Windows Administrator rights.
As part of the installation process, FactoryTalk Services Platform
creates program folders and modifies registry entries, and installs the
FactoryTalk services to the computer. To make these modifications,
the currently logged-on user must have administrative rights in
Windows, on the computer where FactoryTalk Services Platform is
installed.
To upgrade server computers:
1. Log on to Windows with Administrator rights.
2. Before upgrading FactoryTalk Services Platform, all related services
running on the computer are automatically shut down. To avoid loss of
data, shut down all Rockwell Automation software products running on
the computer before beginning the upgrade.
3. Before upgrading a server computer, disconnect the computer from the
network. This prevents client computers from accessing the server
during the upgrade. If you are running FactoryTalk server products on
your computer and you cannot disconnect the computer from the
network, uninstall the server products before upgrading FactoryTalk
Services Platform on the computer.
4. If you are upgrading the FactoryTalk Network Directory Server
computer, you must disconnect the computer from the network before
performing the upgrade.
5. Some Rockwell Automation software products run as services in the
background. Before upgrading to FactoryTalk Services Platform, you
might need to uninstall those products. For details, see the
documentation for your product.
6. When the upgrade is complete, reconnect the server computer to the
network.
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Identifying the installed version of the FactoryTalk
platform
1. On the Windows Start menu, click Control Panel.
2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
3. In the list of installed programs, either FactoryTalk Automation
Platform or FactoryTalk Services Platform appears, with the version
number shown beside it.
What you need

The installation disc of a FactoryTalk-enabled product

Access to the Internet (to activate your software)
Tip:
Installing
FactoryTalk
Services Platform
For discussion purposes, this guide uses the FactoryTalk
View installation disc to install the applications discussed
in the following sections of this guide. You will install
FactoryTalk Services Platform, FactoryTalk Activation,
and FactoryTalk View SE from this CD.
When you install FactoryTalk Services Platform, the installation process
creates a backup file of any existing FactoryTalk Directories already
configured on the computer. Should you later need to uninstall FactoryTalk
Services Platform and reinstall a previous version, restore this backup file to
return the FactoryTalk Directory to its earlier state.
Tip:
With version 2.10 (CPR 9), FactoryTalk Automation Platform was renamed
FactoryTalk Services Platform.
Along with the FactoryTalk Services, FactoryTalk Services Platform installs
the following security-related components:
Tip:

Import RSSecurity Configuration – for migrating an entire
RSSecurity Server system to FactoryTalk Security. For more
information, see "If required, import an RSSecurity Server database by
following the steps below:" on page 197.

RSSecurity Emulator Install – for connecting existing RSSecurity
Server clients to the FactoryTalk Directory or for using RSLinx
Enterprise and Logix Designer application with FactoryTalk Security.
For more information,Install the Rockwell Software Security Emulator
on page 114.
FactoryTalk Security replaced RSAssetSecurity in CPR 9.
To Install FactoryTalk Services Platform:
a. Insert your FactoryTalk product disc, like FactoryTalk View, and
wait for the Setup program to begin.
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If Setup does not start automatically, run D:\setup.exe where D is
the drive containing the disc.
b. In the FactoryTalk View Setup window, select Stand-alone
FactoryTalk Directory Server and click Next.
Important:
During the installation, if the setup program detects an earlier version of
FactoryTalk Services Platform, it prompts you to uninstall it first. The
setup program will do this for you if you click Yes at this prompt.
c. Follow the prompts to complete the FactoryTalk Services Platform
install.
The setup program backs up the existing FactoryTalk Directories
and notifies you of the location of the back up files.
After FactoryTalk Services Platform is installed, do one of the following and
log on to the FactoryTalk Network Directory:
a. On the Windows Start menu, click Start > All Programs >
Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk Tools > Log on to
FactoryTalk.
b. Log on to a FactoryTalk product and use the same credentials to
also automatically log on to the FactoryTalk Directory.
If required, import an RSSecurity Server database by following the steps
below:
a. From the Start menu, select All Programs > Rockwell Software >
FactoryTalk Tools > Import RSSecurity Configuration.
b. In the FactoryTalk Security Import dialog, select the import file
and destination directory and click OK.
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c. Click Yes at the Warning message.
d. If prompted to log on to FactoryTalk, enter your FactoryTalk user
name and password and then click OK. The import status appears.
e. Select how you want action and resource groups to be imported
into FactoryTalk and click OK.
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Review the import issue resolution and click Continue.
g. Select a group to import.
h. Right-click the selected group, select Add Area and browse to the
resource location.
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The image below shows that the resource groups RG1 and RG2
were mapped to existing FactoryTalk applications:
i.
Click OK to complete the import, and then click OK on the
"Import successful" message.
Import Status Text File
This graphic shows an example of the Import Status text file that is created
when an import is completed.
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Organizer Import Result
This graphic shows the results of the import process in the Organizer.
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This graphic shows the results of the import in the Resource Editor.
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Install FactoryTalk Web Services
FactoryTalk Web Services allow web-enabled Rockwell Automation
software products to access FactoryTalk services over a network using the
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) or the Hypertext Transfer Protocol over
Secure Socket Layer (HTTPS). Introduced in this release, the FactoryTalk
Security Web Service is the first of these Web services.
The FactoryTalk Security Web Service allows clients to interact with the
FactoryTalk Directory for authentication and authorization. The Web service
also provides support for Rockwell Automation Software products running in
environments such as Linux and Java. To use the Web Service, you must
install Internet Information Services (IIS) on the computer hosting the
FactoryTalk Directory.
For details about installing FactoryTalk Web Services, see the instructions in
this chapter. For details about using FactoryTalk Web Services with your
FactoryTalk-enabled product, see your product documentation.
Note: If you are deploying the Web services in an environment
where privacy of the network communications can be at risk,
we recommend that you configure your Web server to support
only the encrypted HTTPS protocol. For details, see the
administrator documentation supplied with the version of IIS
you are using.
Install Microsoft
Internet Information
Services
The steps to install Internet Information Services are slightly different for:

Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012

Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1
Important:
Different software applications might require different IIS components to
be installed. If additional IIS components are already installed, do not
clear their check boxes because this might prevent other software from
working correctly.
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To install IIS for Windows Server 2008 or Server
2012
1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools and then click Server
Manager.
2. In the Server Manager window, under Roles Summary, click Add
Roles.
3. Use the Add Roles Wizard to add the Web Server (IIS) role.
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4. To install the Web Server, some additional Windows features might
need to be installed. In each case, click Add Required Features.
5. There is no need to make any selections in any of the dialog boxes that
follow in the wizard. Accept the default selections at each step by
clicking Next until all of the steps are complete.
6. At the end of the wizard, click Install to install the Web Server role
and then follow the instructions on the screen.
To install IIS for Windows 7, Windows 8, or
Windows 8.1
1. Close all open Windows programs.
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2. Open the Windows Control Panel, click Control Panel Home, and
then click Programs.
3. Under Programs and Features, click Turn Windows features on or
off.
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4. In the Windows Features dialog box, select the Internet Information
Services check box.
5. Expand the Internet Information Services > Web Management
Tools > IIS 6 Management Compatibility nodes and select the IIS
Metabase and IIS 6 configuration compatibility check box.
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6. Scroll down to expand the World Wide Web Services > Application
Development Features nodes and select the ASP.NET check box.
This feature automatically enables three other necessary features.
Therefore, verify that the .NET Extensibility, ISAPI Extensions, and
ISAPI Filters check boxes are also selected.
7. Scroll down to expand the Common Http Features node and then
verify that the Default Document check box is selected.
8. Scroll down to expand the Security node and then verify that the
Request Filtering check box is selected.
9. Click OK.
Install FactoryTalk
Web Services
FactoryTalk Web Services can be installed from any FactoryTalk-enabled
product CD that includes FactoryTalk Services Platform, version 2.10.02
(CPR 9 Service Release 2) or later. It is not installed automatically when you
install FactoryTalk Services Platform.
For most applications, to use FactoryTalk Web Services with
FactoryTalk-enabled products, we recommend that you install FactoryTalk
Web Services on the computer acting as the FactoryTalk Network Directory
Server. Your individual FactoryTalk-enabled products using FactoryTalk
Web Services might also have specific installation requirements. For details,
see the documentation supplied with your FactoryTalk-enabled product.
To install FactoryTalk Web Services:
1. Log on to Windows with a user account that is a member of the
Windows Administrators group on the local computer.
2. Before installing FactoryTalk Web Services, install Microsoft Internet
Information Services (IIS). See Install Microsoft Internet Information
Services on page 251.
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3. On the FactoryTalk Network Directory Server computer, click Start >
Control Panel > Programs and Features.
4. In the list of installed programs, click FactoryTalk Services Platform
and then click Change.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to modify the existing
installation.
6. In the list of program features, click FactoryTalk Web Services and
then click This feature, and all subfeatures, will be installed on
local hard drive.
7. Click Next and then follow the instructions to finish the installation.
To check that the FactoryTalk Security Web
Service is working
If your computer is configured to use the default port for Web applications,
or if you are not sure, open Internet Explorer on the computer where the
FactoryTalk Security Web Service is installed and then navigate to
http://localhost/FactoryTalk/Security/WebService/200810.asmx. To check
that the FactoryTalk Security Web Service is working from a remote
computer, paste the link into the Address box in Internet Explorer, and then
substitute the name of the computer where the FactoryTalk Security Web
Service is running for localhost.
When this link is opened for the first time, some operating systems might
take several moments to respond.
If your computer is configured to use a non-default port, open Internet
Explorer and then navigate to
http://localhost:81/FactoryTalk/Security/WebService/200810.asmx, where
localhost:81 is the name of the computer and the port number, for example
81.
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To check that you can log on to a user account using
FactoryTalk Web Services:
If you have installed FactoryTalk Web Services on a network where a
FactoryTalk Directory has already been configured with user accounts, you
can test FactoryTalk Web Services to ensure that users can log on using the
FactoryTalk Security Web Service.
You cannot run this test remotely; you must run it from the computer
where the FactoryTalk Security Web Service is installed:
1. From the FactoryTalk Web Services page that appears when you click
one of the two Web addresses mentioned in the "To check that the
FactoryTalk Security Web Service is working" section above, click
Login.
2. In the userName box, type the user name for an account already
configured in the FactoryTalk Network Directory.
3. In the password box, type the password for the account.
4. In the encryptionAlgorithm list, type ClearText and then click the
Invoke button. The FactoryTalk Security Web Service should return a
login string.
If the logon fails and you are sure that you have typed the correct user name
and password, the account might be disabled or locked. For details about
enabling or unlocking the account, see FactoryTalk Help: On the Windows
Start menu, click All Programs > Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk
Tools > FactoryTalk Help. In the table of contents, click FactoryTalk
Security > User accounts > Reset a locked user account or Enable a user
account.
If the Web Service is not working
If FactoryTalk Web Services appear not to be working, check the following:

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Check that Internet Information Services is installed. See Install
Microsoft Internet Information Services on page 251.

Check that .NET 3.5 SP1 is installed. .NET 3.5 SP1is included on the
FactoryTalk Services Platform CD, and is normally installed
automatically with FactoryTalk Services Platform. You can see
whether .NET 3.5 SP1is installed by checking Add or Remove
Programs or Programs and Features in the Windows Control Panel.

If Internet Information Services is installed, IIS might be configured to
use a port other than the default port 80. This might prevent
FactoryTalk Web Services from communicating on that port. For
details about changing the port, the default Web site uses, see the
Microsoft knowledgebase article, How to change the TCP port for IIS
services http://support.microsoft.com/kb/149605\n.
Tip:

Tip: From the Windows Command Prompt, you can run netstat -an |find /i
"listening" for a list of ports currently in use.
Check your computer's firewall configuration.

If your computer is configured to use the default port for Web
applications, or if you are not sure, open Internet Explorer on the
computer where the FactoryTalk Security Web Service is installed
and then navigate to
http://localhost/FactoryTalk/Security/WebService/200810.asmx.
To check that the FactoryTalk Security Web Service is working
from a remote computer, paste the link into the Address box in
Internet Explorer, and then substitute the name of the computer
where the FactoryTalk Security Web Service is running for
localhost.
When this link is opened for the first time, some operating systems
might take several moments to respond.

If your computer is configured to use a non-default port, open
Internet Explorer and then navigate to
http://localhost:81/FactoryTalk/Security/WebService/200810.asmx
, where localhost:81 is the name of the computer and the port
number, for example 81.
If the FactoryTalk Web Services page appears, the firewall is
configured correctly. If the page does not appear, configure the firewall
manually. Either contact your company's Information Technology
department for assistance, or to configure the firewall yourself, open
the Windows Command Prompt, and then type
"%systemroot%\System32\ netsh.exe firewall". Then use the
netsh.exe command to add, delete, or modify the list of ports on which
the firewall allows traffic. For details, see the Microsoft
Knowledgebase article, Netsh Command Syntax for the Netsh Firewall
Context http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490617.aspx\n.
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What's a FactoryTalk Directory
The FactoryTalk Directory references tags, data servers, security settings,
and other project information from multiple data sources, and then makes
this information available through a lookup service to all software products
participating in that FactoryTalk system.
For example, tags are stored in their original environments, such as logic
controllers, and graphic displays are stored in the HMI servers where they are
created. Yet all of this information is available, without duplication, to any
FactoryTalk product participating in the FactoryTalk Directory.
The FactoryTalk Directory can be either a Local Directory or a Network
Directory. See Understanding FactoryTalk Directories on page 262 for more
information.
Creating your own
FactoryTalk system
You can create a FactoryTalk system that suits the needs of your facility. For
example, a FactoryTalk system may be as simple as FactoryTalk Services
Platform, FactoryTalk View, RSLinx Classic, and RSLogix 5 all installed on
the same computer, communicating with a single programmable logic
controller, and all participating in the same Local Application held in a Local
Directory.
Or a FactoryTalk system may be much more complex, with software
products and hardware devices participating in multiple Network
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Applications distributed across a network, all sharing the same Network
Directory and FactoryTalk services.
Understanding
FactoryTalk
Directories
A single computer can host both a Local Directory and a Network Directory.
The two directories are completely separate and do not share any
information. If you use both directories, then that single computer
participates in two separate FactoryTalk systems.
Both the Local Directory and the Network Directory support centralized
security services, managed by FactoryTalk Security. Which directory you
need depends upon which software products you plan to use and whether you
plan to work in a stand-alone or networked environment.
Whether you are working with a Local Directory or a Network Directory, a
FactoryTalk system is not necessarily constrained to a single application.
Some of the FactoryTalk services and settings apply to all applications held
in a directory, while others are specific to a particular application.
In the FactoryTalk Network Directory example above, the directory hosts
two Network Applications: one named Waste Water and the other named
Water Distribution. All of the areas, data servers, HMI servers, device
servers, and alarm and event servers organized within each application are
specific to that application. None of the application-specific information is
shared with any other application in the directory. However, all of the
information and settings organized within the System folder, such as security
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settings, system policies, product policies, user accounts, and so on, apply to
all applications held in the directory.
For example, if you created a new area in the WasteWater application and
added a new Tag Alarm and Event Server, the change would not affect the
Water Distribution application. However, if you changed a Security Policy,
the change applies to both the WasteWater and Water Distribution
applications. The setting would also apply to any other new applications
created in the future in this same Network Directory.
he FactoryTalk Security services are integrated into both the FactoryTalk
Local Directory and the FactoryTalk Network Directory. The table below
shows which products require a Local Directory, which require a Network
Directory, and which can use either directory.
Choosing a
directory for
FactoryTalk
Security
Product
Network Directory
Local Directory
FactoryTalk Administration Console
Yes
Yes
FactoryTalk AssetCentre
Yes
No
FactoryTalk Batch
Yes
Yes
FactoryTalk Gateway
Yes
Yes
FactoryTalk Historian Classic
Yes
No
FactoryTalk Historian for Batch
Yes
No
FactoryTalk Metrics
Yes
No
FactoryTalk Portal
Yes
No
FactoryTalk ProductionCentre
Yes
No
FactoryTalk Scheduler
Yes
No
FactoryTalk Transaction Manager
Yes
No
FactoryTalk View ME
No
Yes1
FactoryTalk View SE
Yes
No
FactoryTalk View SE Local
No
Yes
Logix Designer
Yes
No
RSAutomation Desktop
Yes
No
RSBizWare BatchCampaign
Yes
Yes
RSBizWare eProcedure
Yes
Yes
RSLinx Classic
Yes
Yes
RSLinx Enterprise
Yes
Yes
RSLogix 5
Yes
Yes
RSLogix 500
Yes
Yes
RSLogix 5000
Yes
Yes2
RSMACC
Yes
Yes
RSNetWorx
Yes
Yes
RSSecurity Emulator
Yes
Yes
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The FactoryTalk Local Directory is not supported in FactoryTalk View ME 8.00 or later.
The FactoryTalk Local Directory is not supported in RSLogix 5000 software v20 and Logix Designer application v21 and
later.
2:
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FactoryTalk Directory
Configuration Wizard
The FactoryTalk Directory Configuration Wizard allows you to configure
FactoryTalk Directory manually after you have installed FactoryTalk
Services Platform. FactoryTalk Directory allows products to share a common
address book, which finds and provides access to plant-floor resources, such
as data tags and graphic displays.
Normally, all configuration of FactoryTalk Directory is done automatically
during installation, and you do not have to run the FactoryTalk Directory
Configuration Wizard.
When to run the
FactoryTalk
Directory
Configuration
Wizard
The FactoryTalk Directory Configuration Wizard is intended for use by
FactoryTalk administrators.
Run the FactoryTalk Directory Configuration Wizard if:

an error occurred while you were installing the FactoryTalk Services
Platform, or a message appeared instructing you to run the wizard
manually.

you upgraded an existing FactoryTalk Directory from FactoryTalk
Automation Platform version 2.0, but during the upgrade a valid
FactoryTalk Administrator account could not be found for the
directory.

you renamed the computer after installing FactoryTalk Services
Platform.

you cannot access the FactoryTalk administrator account in the
Network Directory or Local Directory. Running the wizard resets a
locked administrator account, or allows you to change an expired
password for the administrator account. Alternatively, have another
user whose account is a member of the FactoryTalk Administrators
group reset your locked account or password for you.
If your administrator account was disabled, have another user enable your
account for you in FactoryTalk Administration Console. You cannot disable
the last FactoryTalk administrator account in a directory. If no other user is
available, or you do not know the password to another administrator account
(for example, because that user left the organization), contact Rockwell
Automation Technical Support.
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Running the
FactoryTalk
Directory
Configuration
Wizard
On the computer where FactoryTalk Services Platform is installed, log on to
Windows with a user account that is a member of the local Windows
Administrators group. You must be logged on as a Windows administrator to
run the FactoryTalk Directory Configuration Wizard.
1. On the Start menu, click All Programs > Rockwell Software >
FactoryTalk Tools > FactoryTalk Directory Configuration
Wizard.
2. Follow the prompts for configuring the Network or Local Directory.
For help with the options in any dialog box, click the Help button.
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3.20 user account tab 196
A
about
FactoryTalk systems 21
this publication 11
accounts
planning 70
user 67
action groups 42, 49, 87
assign permissions to 89
creating 87
creating new 90
deleting 90
editing 90
renaming 91
System folder 42
working with 89
actions
categories of permissions 83
FactoryTalk Batch 50
FactoryTalk Transaction Manager 50
RSLinx Enterprise 50
RSLogix 5 50
RSLogix 500 50
RSLogix 5000 50
securing 49
tag 54
activate
FactoryTalk software 25
RSLinx Enterprise 31
add
logical name 108
user accounts 184
user accounts to FactoryTalk View ME 184
user accounts to FactoryTalk View SE 162
additional resources 12
advanced features
resource grouping 103
after restoring
FactoryTalk Directory 236
from an archive backup file 236
allow and deny permissions 80
application 21, 41
local 21
network 21
Application and Communications tabs 42
application authorization policies 95
application layer 18
Application tab 42
area 41
assign permissions 79, 83, 118
best practice 80
for RSLinx Classic 118
to action groups 89
assign system policies 96
assumptions 223
audit policies 161
authenticated users 175
automation security 17
overview 17
understanding 17
B
back up
best practice 177
development application 192
FactoryTalk Directory 231
FactoryTalk Local Directory 192
runtime application 192
Batch security 201
best practices
assigning permissions 80
back up local FactoryTalk Directory 177
creating FactoryTalk user and groups 68
creating group accounts 70
denying permission 83, 141
required rights 152
using 3.20 user account tab 196
C
categories of permissions 83
for actions 83
chain of inheritance
breaking 81
client computer
point to FactoryTalk Directory Server 46
upgrading 242
common actions 51
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configure security 52
create children 53
delete 54
execute 53
list children 53
read 51
write 51
Communications tab 42
computer account 44
computers and groups
System folder 44
configure
Access Mode security 218
Equipment Editor security 217
FactoryTalk Batch product policies 209
feature security 99
multiple product features 99
multiple products 99
Recipe Editor security 217
RSLinx Classic 116
security 52
security for FactoryTalk Batch commands
213
security for FactoryTalk Batch View windows
210
security for RSLinx Classic 117
single product feature 100
considerations when using RSLinx Classic with
FactoryTalk 122
controller resources
secure 141
create
action groups 87
action groups for example scenario 87
Batch users and groups 204
children 53
exceptions for individual networks or
devices 106
FactoryTalk Batch users and groups 204
FactoryTalk Security accounts 152, 177
new action groups 90
user accounts 67, 71
user group 74
your own FactoryTalk system 261
D
default securable actions 49
268
delete 54
action groups 90
unique identifier 76
user accounts 76
development security 191
development system
set up computers 223
devices 44
differences
securable actions vs. product policy feature
security 49
directory
choosing for FactoryTalk Security 263
distributed system
example 24
upgrading computers in 242
E
edit
action groups 90
effective permissions 85
e-mail addresses 71
enable
FactoryTalk Batch View confirm settings
215
enable security
for Logix Designer 126
Equipment Editor
access modes 218
configuration options 219
security 217
EvRSI activation 31
execute 53
Explorer window 40
F
FactoryTalk
log on to 39
FactoryTalk Activation 31
install 29
FactoryTalk Activation Manager
install 29
FactoryTalk Administration Console 39
FactoryTalk Batch
actions 50
and FactoryTalk Security 201
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creating users and groups 204
with FactoryTalk Security 201
FactoryTalk Batch Server
create user account 33
FactoryTalk Batch View
configure security for 209
configure View window security 213
FactoryTalk Directory 21
after restoring 236
backing up 231
understanding 261
FactoryTalk Directory Configuration Wizard 49
knowing when to run 265
running 266
FactoryTalk Directory Server Location Utility 46
back up 192
FactoryTalk Security
application layer protection 18
choose directory for 263
opening 38
overview 17
with FactoryTalk View ME 175
with FactoryTalk View SE 151
FactoryTalk Security overview 17
FactoryTalk Security Web Service
test 257
troubleshoot 258
FactoryTalk Services Platform 21
installing 244
upgrading 241
FactoryTalk system
about 21
creating 261
deploying 223
examples of 22
FactoryTalk Transaction Manager
actions 50
FactoryTalk user accounts 68
and Windows-linked user accounts 68
FactoryTalk View ME
and FactoryTalk Security 175
configuring security for 177
FactoryTalk View ME Station
Windows CE 175
FactoryTalk View SE
and FactoryTalk Security 151
configuring security for 152
FactoryTalk Web Services
install 251
installing 256
test Security Web Service 257
troubleshoot 258
firewall
configure 258
G
getting started 37
give access
to secured controller resources 141
graphic display
setting security on 184
groups 44
GUID 76, 196
deleting 76
H
hardware required 12
I
inheritance 81, 105
logical names 106
network relative paths 105
networks and devices 105
understanding 81
install
FactoryTalk Activation 29
FactoryTalk Batch components 33
FactoryTalk Services Platform 28
FactoryTalk software 25
FactoryTalk View components 30
FactoryTalk Web Services 251
FactoryTalk-enabled software 27
Internet Information Services (IIS) 251
Microsoft Internet Information Server 251
Microsoft SQL Server 33
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express 32
RSLinx communications software 31
RSLogix software 32
RSSecurity Emulator 30, 114
Internet Information Services (IIS)
Internet Information Services (IIS) 251
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L
list children 53
Local and Network Directories 262
local applications 21
log on
FactoryTalk 39, 47
Logix Designer
enable security for 126
secure controller resources 141
M
manage multiple applications 191
migrate ME Runtime 3.20 accounts 196
multiple applications
FactoryTalk Security 191
multiple system folders 183
N
netsh command
configure Windows firewall 258
netstat command
troubleshoot ports in use 258
network applications 21
Network Directory
specify location 45
networks 44
networks and devices 44
resource grouping 104
System folder 44
O
order of precedence 82
P
permissions
allow 80
assigning 79, 83
categories 83
deny 80
effective 85
explicit 81
inheriting 81
order of precedence 82
viewing 85
270
plan your system 21
planning to group resources 106
PLCs and third-party OPC controllers
securing 147
policies
application authorization 95
audit 161
product 43, 98
security 161
system 43, 161
System folder 43
user rights assignment 161
ports
troubleshoot in use 258
product policies 43, 93, 98, 160
and inheritance 98
inheritance 98
set up 160
product policies and actions
how are they different 99
R
read 51
Recipe Editor
access modes 218
configuration options 219
rename
action groups 91
required
computer accounts 44
hardware 12
security permissions 231
software 12
Resource Editor
using 107
resource grouping 103, 104
Networks and Devices tree 104
resource groups
planning 106
resources
planning to group 106
restore
application to the runtime computer 194
FactoryTalk Directory 233
RSLinx
and FactoryTalk Security 113
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RSLinx Classic
configure for FactoryTalk Security 116
considerations 122
networks and devices 44
what can I secure 123
RSLinx Enterprise
actions 50
RSLogix
actions 50
RSLogix 500
actions 50
RSLogix 5000
actions 50
FactoryTalk Security 125
with FactoryTalk Security 125
RSSecurity configuration
importing 244
RSSecurity Emulator
installing 114, 244
RSWho
security settings 44
runtime security 191
runtime system
set up computers 226
S
secure
controller resources 141
parts of a system 71
PLCs and third-party OPC controllers 147
user actions 49
security
Batch View 209
common actions 178
settings 48
tighten 55
security accounts
creating 152
creating in View ME 177
security authority identifier 231
security permissions
inheritance 105
security policies 93
security policy
require computer accounts for all computers
44
User Rights Assignment 231
server 40
server computer
upgrading 242
set security on a display 184
set up
system and product policies 159
single sign-on
logging on and off 61
logging on as Administrator 63
set up 61
when to disable 64
software required 12
specify
Network Directory location 45
stand-alone system
example 23
system folder 42
multiple 183
system policies 43, 93, 161
assigning 96
set up 161
system-wide policies 93, 95
application authorization 95
audit 93
security 93
user rights assignment 95
T
tag actions 54
user action groups 55
write value 54
test
FactoryTalk Security Web Service 257
tighten security 55
on a new system 55
on an upgraded system 61
troubleshoot
FactoryTalk Web Services 258
ports in use 258
U
unique identifier 76
deleting 76
upgrade
client computers 242
FactoryTalk Services Platform 241
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server computer 242
user accounts
add to FactoryTalk View SE 162
adding to FactoryTalk View ME 184
creating 67
deleting 76
FactoryTalk 68
Windows-linked 68
user action groups 55
user group
create 74
user rights assignment policies 93
users and groups 45
System folder 45
using
FactoryTalk Directory Configuration Wizard
265
Resource Editor 107
resource groupings 104
V
viewing
permissions 85
W
Windows Administrator account 47
Windows CE
FactoryTalk View ME Station 175
Windows firewall
configure 258
Windows-linked user accounts 68
working with
3.20 user account tab 196
action groups 89
write 51
write value 54
X
xvii 223
assumptions 223
on runtime system computers 226
setting up development system computers
223
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