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Vladimir J. David

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OD Admin Tool - User Types - ARSUSER Table - ADMIN Field
« on: November 08, 2016, 02:18:18 PM »
I am seeing a difference in the ADMIN value inserted into the ARSUSER table for each time the User Type is updated.  Here is the scenario.
1- We started with OD v9.5.0.2 with a list of created users in DEV
2- We exported these users to PROD.
3- We added new users to PROD.
Upon adding new users in PROD, we noticed the value in the ADMIN field is different for users of the same User Type.

New Users ADMIN values for specific User Types
8192 User
8200 User Administrator       
8208 Application Administrator
8196 System Administrator     

DEV Original Users ADMIN values for specific User Types   
0 User
8 User Administrator       
16 Application Administrator
4 System Administrator         

Does that constitute a potential problem?               
 

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Re: OD Admin Tool - User Types - ARSUSER Table - ADMIN Field
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2016, 05:29:02 AM »
There's another checkbox / radio button that's selected, changing the value of that field.  Look around at different settings to see what's different between them -- did you set the password expiration field to something different, etc?

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Re: OD Admin Tool - User Types - ARSUSER Table - ADMIN Field
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2016, 12:30:50 PM »
The password expiration field is the same and has not changed.

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Re: OD Admin Tool - User Types - ARSUSER Table - ADMIN Field
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2016, 04:31:11 PM »
I'm inclined to say that if there isn't a functional issue, then don't worry about it.  You're peeking under the covers, but it seems like everything is working fine.

If you're curious as to how this works, it's called a 'vectored field' or a 'bitfield'.  Check out this example from the ARSAGFLD table in the CMOD wiki:

https://cmod.wiki/index.php/Content_Manager_OnDemand_Database_Tables#arsagfld.mask

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Re: OD Admin Tool - User Types - ARSUSER Table - ADMIN Field
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2016, 09:41:31 AM »
Vladimir,
Here some samples I've understood for my 9.0 CMOD version.
The single problem with this is to forbid a fine analisys in order to report them to your security desk.
 
USERID   Codes -  Champs cliqués ; tous ceux non mentionnés sont non-cliqués --------------------------------------------------------------
------   ----  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
xxxxxxx  8192  "User"
xxxxxxx  8200  "User Administrator"
xxxxxxx  8208  "Application Group/Folder/Cabinet Administrator" simple
xxxxxxx  8196  "System Administrator"
xxxxxxx  8208  "Application Group/Folder/Cabinet Administrator" simple
xxxxxxx  9232  "Application Group/Folder/Cabinet Administrator" + "Hold Administrator"
xxxxxxx  9296  "Application Group/Folder/Cabinet Administrator" + "Hold Administrator" + "Create Users"
xxxxxxx  9360  "Application Group/Folder/Cabinet Administrator" + "Hold Administrator" + "Create Groups"
xxxxxxx  9424  "Application Group/Folder/Cabinet Administrator" + "Hold Administrator" + "Create Gorups" + "Create Groups"
xxxxxxx  1025  "Application Group/Folder/Cabinet Administrator" + "Create Holds"
xxxxxxx  1030  "User" + "
xxxxxxx  8256  "User" + "Create Users"
xxxxxxx  8320  "User" + "Create Groups"
xxxxxxx  8193  "User" + "Create Application Groups"
xxxxxxx  8194  "User" + "Create Folders"
xxxxxxx  8704  "User" + "Create Cabinets"
xxxxxxx  1024  "User" + "Create Holds"
xxxxxxx  8384  "User" + "Create Users" + "Create Groups"
xxxxxxx  8385  "User" + "Create Users" + "Create Groups" + "Create Application Groups"
xxxxxxx  8387  "User" + "Create Users" + "Create Groups" + "Create Application Groups" + "Create Folders"
xxxxxxx  8899  "User" + "Create Users" + "Create Groups" + "Create Application Groups" + "Create Folders" + "Create Cabinets"
xxxxxxx  1094  "User" + "Create Users" + "Create Groups" + "Create Application Groups" + "Create Folders" + "Create Cabinets" + "Create Holds"
xxxxxxx  1089  "User Administrator" + "Create Groups" + "Create Application Groups" + "Create Folders" + "Create Cabinets" + "Create Holds"
xxxxxxx  8448  "User" + "Disable User"

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Re: OD Admin Tool - User Types - ARSUSER Table - ADMIN Field
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2016, 09:37:32 AM »
Thank you, that's very helpful info.

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Re: OD Admin Tool - User Types - ARSUSER Table - ADMIN Field
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2017, 08:54:17 AM »
Again the same things happens all the time...

PLEASE DO NOT DO A QUERY IN THE DATABASE IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING.

I don't care if you have done it for 15 years, and it was always OK. because THIS IS NOT OK.

If you do that, then you are dependent on the good will of the CMOD dev that don't change the ARS tables. If they had new fields, or change something, then you are in deep sh%t.

Every BIT on a field in CMOD has a meaning. Like what zancanaro shows... it gives the value, but doesn't give the explanation of each bit, which is also useless. And in the next version if they add new type of admin, or whatever new type of user, then this list will be obsolete... and they could also change the code as they wish...

My STRONG advice, and this will be valid even if the CMOD dev will change the whole database structure (and they can... without any warning, since they didn't document in detail what they are doing in the tables).
Will be to use ARSXML to get all the information you want from the users.

You can also do it in java with the method ODServer.xmlParse(...).

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Re: OD Admin Tool - User Types - ARSUSER Table - ADMIN Field
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2017, 07:41:00 PM »
Just seconding what Alessandro has to say about querying or manipulating the database directly -- the fields are undocumented, and the values used inside those fields HAVE changed in previous versions, and are subject to change at any time, for any reason, with no notification.

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