2007 Scorpio Features Greater Control Over Administrator And RDS Security
One of the Scorpio features that we've been demoing to wide acclaim, is the increased control and flexibility in managing ColdFusion Administrator Access and RDS access. In ColdFusion today, there is a single password for each of these features, and a user with the Administrator password has full access to CF Administrator, and no access without it. The same is true of RDS.
Scorpio allows administrators to define multiple users, each with their own login. Users access can then be controlled in a variety of ways:
- A user can be granted Administrative Access, either via the Administrative Console and the Admin API, or just the latter.
- If granted Administrative Access, users can be given access to all Administrative capabilities, or can be explicitly granted or denied access to over twenty specific roles (for example, Data Sources, Debugging, Logging, Packaging And Deployment, and so on).
- Users can also be granted RDS access, so as to be able to browse data sources, run Eclipse wizards, use the SQL Query Builder in the Report Builder, use the new Eclipse Debugger, and more.
- If granted RDS access, that access may be restricted to specific sandboxes (effectively allowing you to grant access to specific data sources, folders, and so on).
2007 Next Up Are Indianapolis And Kansas City
Both of yesterday's event were superb. We had a lunchtime crowd of about 75 in Minneapolis, and they loved Scorpio (and the free food). I had to cut the session at 2:00 to get to the airport to catch my flight to Chicago. A flight delay meant that we started a little late in Chicago, but the crowd of 85 hung around for over 2 1/2 hours, and really got in to the presentation. The Chicago group is always one of the most vocal and boisterous, and last night was no exception. It took 45 minutes to get through my first two slides! After that I had to really move quickly, quickly even by my standards!
And now I need to sign off to drive down to Indianapolis for a lunchtime event, and then it's a flight to Kansas City for a session there tonight. I hope to see you at these events (or any of the tour locations.