Control Access to Settings and Controls with Reflection Administrative Tools
To prevent a user from changing a setting, you set the permission level for that setting or control to "Restricted." When a setting is restricted, administrative access is required to change the setting. For example, you could restrict the user's ability to modify security settings.
You can restrict access to Reflection controls only on systems on which the Windows User Access Control (UAC) is enabled. If the UAC is disabled, the configuration settings that restrict access do not apply.
The following access file templates are distributed with Reflection Desktop:
|Controls access to...
|Actions (for example, Auto Complete)
|Reflection workspace settings
|3270 terminal settings
|5250 terminal settings
|VT terminal settings
|TLS and PKI settings
Individual permissions are merged in the following order (from highest to lowest):
Group Policy user
Group Policy machine
Local permissions file (.access)
Use the Reflection Permissions Manager tool to set local permissions and save them in
.access files that you can deploy.
You can deploy user-specific access settings for any type of
.access files. To deploy user-specific files, install the
.access files to [AppDataFolder]\Micro Focus\Reflection\Desktop\v18.0.
You can install some types of access configuration (
actions.access, application.access, and
security.access files) for all users of the system. To deploy these settings for all users, install these files in [CommonAppDataFolder]\Micro Focus\Reflection\Desktop\v18.0.
Settings files in the [CommonAppDataFolder] location are copied to the [AppDataFolder] location when the user opens the Workspace.
You can set permissions and create
.access files by using the Permissions Manager with or without the Installation Customization Tool. When you use Permissions Manager with this tool, the tool automatically determines the correct location in which to install the required files. When you open Permissions manager and create
.access files outside of this tool, you'll need to be sure the files are installed in the correct directory.