Deadline has its own user system, which is primarily used to tie users to jobs. By default, users cannot control or modify the settings of another user's job.
Each user can configure their user settings from the Deadline Monitor by selecting Tools -> Options.
- Authentication Settings
- Web Service Password: Password for the user to authenticate with the Pulse Web Service if authentication has been enabled and empty passwords are not allowed.
- Growl Settings:
- Growl Password: Password used for Growl notifications.
- Growl Sticky Notifications: Whether or not Growl notifications remain on the screen until clicked.
- Notification Settings:
- Email Address: Address where job notifications (if the job completed or failed) will be emailed to.
- Email Notification: Receive email notifications for your jobs when they complete, fail, or timeout.
- Growl Notification: Receive Growl notifications for your jobs when they complete, fail, or timeout.
- Machine: machine that the user works at (for Netsend and Growl notifications).
- Netsend Notification: Receive Netsend notifications for your jobs when they complete, fail, or timeout.
Administrators can manage the Deadline users from the Deadline Monitor while Super User Mode by selecting Tools -> Manage Users.
You can add or remove Deadline users and edit their user settings. You can also specify if a user is a Normal or Power user. By default, Power users have the ability to control jobs for all users, and perform some administrative actions that Normal users do not have access to. You can also configure the User Security settings (see below) to control what actions Normal and Power users can perform.
User Security settings can be configured in the Repository Options.
By default, Deadline does not enforce Enhanced User Security. This means that a user can switch to another Deadline user and edit someone else's jobs. For some pipelines, this "honor system" will work fine, but for those looking for more security, you should enable Enhanced User Security so that it uses the system user as the Deadline user. When this option is enabled, users will not be able to switch to another Deadline user unless they log off their system and log back in as someone else.
For even stricter security, you can disable the ability to allow normal uses to see the jobs of other users in the Monitor. Note that this only affects Normal Users, so Power Users and Super Users can still see everyone's jobs.
Finally, each item in the Menu Item Permissions list represents a Menu Item that is available in the Monitor, and each item in the Job Property Permission list represents a job properties in the Modify Job Properties dialog. Simply place a check mark beside each item that you want Normal and Power users to have access to.