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Configure User Security

User security in Enterprise Architect can be used to limit the access to update functions within the model.




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User Security

Security in Enterprise Architect is a means of improving collaborative design and development by preventing concurrent editing and limiting the possibility of inadvertent model changes by users not designated as model authors.

User security is not enabled by default in Enterprise Architect; the Administrator must enable it first.

Where user security is enabled a password is required to log in to the model.

Elements can be locked per user or per group.


Enable Security

Security Policies

Enterprise Architect User Security offers two policies:

Standard security mode - all elements are initially unlocked and, as necessary, a user can set a user or group lock on any element or set of elements in order to make changes and protect those changes
Rigorous security mode - an Enterprise Architect model is read-only and nothing in the model can be edited until explicitly checked out with a user lock


Security Policy

Security Operations For Administrators

A number of security tasks can only be performed by users with Administrative rights to the model.


Set Security Policy

Enable Security

Maintain Users

Import User IDs From Active Directory

Change User Passwords

Assign User To Groups

View All User Permissions

Maintain Groups

View and Manage Locks

Password Encryption

Create Workflow Scripts


Security Operations For Users

Other Security tasks can be performed by users who do not have Administrative rights.

Lock Model Elements

Lock Packages

Apply a User Lock

Identify Who Has Locked An Object

Locked Element Indicators

Manage Your Own Locks

Change Your Own Password


Security Scripts

With workflow administration permissions, you can also develop workflow scripts using the Scripting window.

Workflow scripts validate and control user input.

List of Available Permissions

Workflow Scripts


Workflow Script Functions



User security can be enabled in the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect
For a number of operations in Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled a user must have the appropriate user or group access permission to perform the operation; however, if security is not enabled, the user does not have to have these access permissions