Recommended security settings for the Software Portal

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Article ID: 178264

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Management Platform (Formerly known as Notification Server)

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Recommended security settings for the Software Portal

As part of the Software Portal implementation, you configure security privileges for the administrators and managers who need to use the Software Portal. The security privileges let specific user roles manage and approve the users' software requests.

Typically, users do not have access to the Symantec Management Console and do not have Notification Server security roles.

You configure security for the Software Portal in the Symantec Management Console on the Settings > Security > Account Management > Roles page.

Recommended privilege settings for the Software Portal

Software Portal Administrators are able to manage software requests

• This setting is on the Privileges tab, under Software Portal Privileges.

• This setting provides access to the Administrator Portal page in the Symantec Management Console.

• The Software Portal administrator approves special requests and can also approve any requests if a manager is not available. The administrator also delivers the approved software that is not in the Software Catalog or that is not assigned to the user.


Software Portal Managers are able to manage AND approve software requests

• This setting is on the Privileges tab, under Software Portal Privileges.

• This setting provides access to the Manage tab in the Software Portal, from which the manager approves software requests.

• The manager can be any employee in your organization who has the authority to allow users to acquire software. Typically, a department manager fills this role.