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Access Level Groups

Access Level Groups
Access Level Groups allow a user to take existing Access Levels (which contain one-or-more Readers, and/or one-or-more Floor Stops, along with a schedule)and combine them together for a simplified assignment process. These can be particularly useful where one person might not manage each of the component Access Levels, ex. Building Manager manages the Building Access Level, the Occupant Admin Manages the Occupant Access Level, but the Occupant assignes one Access Level Group that combines both.

The sweet spot for Access Level Groups is where you have multiple access levels that you want to assigned to people on a regular basis, but do not want to remember which Access Levels go with which persons needed access.  

Ex. Occupants IT engineers need the following Access Levels: Base Building Access, Occupancy Portal Access, Occupancy Floor Access, IT Closets and Machine rooms.  

  • "Base Building Access Level" - Is managed by the Building Operations Administrator and given to all Occupancy administrators to apply to their people.  If the base building needs to make a change, ex lock a door during construction, they simple update the "Base Building Access Level" and it will be applied to all the Occupants people without their involvement.
  • "Occupancy Portal Access Level" - Is managed by the Occupancy Administrator.  They want this access level giving to all people in their occupancy.
  • "Occupancy Floor Access Level" - Is managed by the Occupancy Administrator.  They want this access level giving to all people in their occupancy so that they can use the elevator.
  • "IT Access Level" - Is managed by the Occupancy Administrator.  They want this access level applied to only IT People.
  • The Occupancy Manager would then create several Access Level Groups.
    • Occupancy Access Level Group - It would include the following Access Levels: "Base Building Access Level", "Occupancy Portal Access", "Occupancy Floor Access"
    • IT Access Level Group - It would include the following Access Levels: "Base Building Access Level", "Occupancy Portal Access", "Occupancy Floor Access", "IT Access"

This example shows how easy it is to break up your access into common access collections (Access Levels), making it easy to respond to building changes, but to combine them into groups, so that people can be assigned Access Level Groups that are in alignment with what those people need.  This makes it easy for assignment when new people are added to the system or people change roles.

Search Criteria

Name Description
System Choosing a System will filter the results in the list to only the selected System.
View  This field indicated whether to search only active records or active and deleted records. 
Search Text

This field is used to limit the number of rows listed in the list box below. To use simply type a string of characters or words. Please note you will only see those items you have the permission and access rights for. It is a good idea to search first, even when you are creating a new entry.

Submit Starts search based on the criteria selected in the two prior steps.
Reset Clears all fields in order to start a new search.

 

Access Level Group List Definitions

Name Description
Name Name of the Access Level Group.
Description The description fields provides additional information that may be helpful for identifying the purpose of the Access Level Group. 
Occupancy When specified this field will indicated the specific Occupancy that is able to use the Access Level Group. Access Level Groups that are not assigned to an Occupancy are available to the entire system.
AC System Name of the access control system.
People Assigned The number of People that are currently using the Access Level Group. 
Access Rights # This field will indicate how many individual access rights are being used to create the Access Level Group. Please note that an Access Level counts as a single item, regardless of how complex that Access Level may be. 
Deleted If checked, entry is deleted from BluSKY.
Date Inserted The date this entry was added to BluSky.
Inserted By The name of the login who created this entry in BluSKY.
Date Updated The date this entry was last updated.
Updated By Who make the last update to this entry.
Date Deleted The date this entry was disabled or deleted from BluSky.
Deleted By Name of person who disabled this entry.

Access Level Group Definitions

Name Description
System The System that created the Access Level Group
Occupancy When specified this field will indicated the specific Occupancy that is able to use the Access Level Group. Access Level Groups that are not assigned to an Occupancy are available to the entire system.
Name Name of the Access Level Group.
Description The description fields provides additional information that may be helpful for identifying the purpose of the Access Level Group. 
Apply By Default This toggle idicated whether the Access Level Group should be applied to all new People of the Occupancy (if specified) or the System.
Accesses These are the individual access rights that are used in the Access Level Group.
Include/Remove When accesses are selected this column will allow you to delete and undelete access rights.
Access Type This field inidcates if the access right is a single Reader, Floor Stop or Access Level.
Schedule Name The name of the Access Schedule that is being used to control access to the Reader or Floor Stop. 
Inserted By The name of the login who created this entry in BluSKY.
Date Inserted The date this entry was added to BluSky.

Access Level Setup Actions

Will bring you to the create screen. Use this if the entity does not exist in the BluSKY database. Be extremely careful not to create duplicates with slightly different names.
View will bring you to the view screen. Use this to look up information on existing entities and access Audit Info.
Edit will enable you to edit the selection you chose.
Delete allows for removal of the entity from the BluSKY database.
expandButton.png Expand adds additional columns to the Integrator information displayed on the List page. The icon now displays as Shrink.
shrinkButton.png Shrink restores the List page to its original column display.

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