MCP Security Administration

Security Administration is a key function of Locum's Safe & Secure suite that consolidates and simplifies security mechanisms for Security Administrators on UNISYS ClearPath MCP systems.


AdminDesk is a Windows-based PC interface to all ClearPath MCP systems within the network, and is the primary administrative interface of Safe & Secure. AdminDesk allows the Security Administrator to connect to and administer security on all the ClearPath MCP systems within the network via a single AdminDesk dialog. The use of property pages logically groups usercode attributes and system options. Property pages and their contents may be customised to suit an installation's own requirements.

The AdminDesk Main Window

AdminDesk has interfaces to the standard MCP Security mechanisms:

  • Userdatafile
  • COMS Cfile
  • InfoGuard

These interfaces allow full administrative capability for defining system security policy and the administration of user accounts. Moreover, AdminDesk builds on these interfaces to supply a set of features that are unique to Safe & Secure. These include

Multi-Host Administration

Multi-Host Administration synchronises security across a network of ClearPath MCP hosts. From password synchronisation initiated by your users to the synchronisation of administrator actions, AdminDesk offers full flexibility and choice of what actions are propagated to which hosts.

Multi-Host Administration allows the Security Administrator to establish a 'security hub' for his host systems so that the entire security system is tied together for greater efficiency and increased security.

Delegations and Regimes

The Security Administrator may delegate certain tasks to sub-administrators (for example Help Desk personnel) without the need or risk of them performing unauthorised tasks beyond the scope of their role.

Furthermore, AdminDesk allows the definition of regimes, which are subsets of the total user accounts, in order to give control to, for example, departmental administrators. These Regime Administrators may maintain user accounts within their own regime, but are denied visibility to user accounts outside their own regime.