Version 2.1 of the Advanced User Administrator AUA Now Available as SIMATIC PCS 7 Add-On
The Advanced User Administrator AUA is a centralized user administration system for any applications in systems, such as PCS 7 OS, BATCH flexible, MIS Light or others. Version 2.1 of AUA provides an additional interface for the electronic signature of jobs, which is of particular importance for the implementation of FDA verification requirements. In conjunction with BATCH flexible V4.02 + HF4, batch reports can easily and safely be verified in the sense of the FDA requirements. The AUA V2.1 will be available as of April 2002.
1. Product description
The Advanced User Administrator AUA enables the centralized administration of users of any systems/applications in a plant. In the SIMATIC PCS 7 environment these are SIMATIC PCS 7 Operator Stations for operator input and control, BATCH flexible for batch control and MIS Light for data aquisition and evaluation, for instance.
In addition to standard interfaces for the above systems/applications, AUA also offers the possibility of including any applications via a pre-defined interface into the user administration of AUA. Suitable interface examples in Visual Basic and Visual C++ are included in the scope of supply.
In the SIMATIC PCS 7 environment AUA can be operated on many different system structures, such as single-user stations, client-server, or multi-client architectures. To improve data integrity, the AUA database can be installed on a separate file server.
1.2 Product features / scope of performance
The AUA offers a numer of safety mechanisms, both on the administrator and on the user side. The user is uniquely identified by means of a user ID, the user name and the user password. These user data are stored in a centralized database in an encrypted form. Functions such as aging of the password, automatic log-off after a pre-determined time and blocking after entering the wrong password multiple times garantee utmost operational safety.
The administrator can include new users or disable existing users on-line for the whole plant and across all applications.
The requirements of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are met by the feature that all user and administrator activities, such as log-on, log-off, password changes, incorrect password entries, inclusion and deletion of users, etc., are stored with a time tag in a protected database and can thus be evaluated when required.
Version 2.1 of AUA provides an additional interface for the electronic signature of jobs. In conjunction with BATCH flexible V4.02 + HF4, this interface provides easy and safe verification of batch reports in the sense of the FDA requirements.
2. Ordering data for the Advanced User Administrator AUA V2.1
Advanced User Administrator AUA
3. Information media
3.1 ST PCS 7.A Catalog
The Advanced User Administrator AUA is listed in the catalog "Add-ons for the SIMATIC PCS 7 Process Control System ", ST PCS 7.A • 2002. The ST PCS 7.A catalog is available for downloading on the PCS 7 site on the Internet (www.siemens.com/simatic-pcs7) under "Support -> Info material -> Catalog" (German/English).
Information about the Advanced User Administrator AUA is also available on the PCS 7 Internet site (www.siemens.com/simatic-pcs7) under "Products & Solutions -> Products & Systems -> PCS 7 Add Ons -> Information and management systems"
4. Technical Support / Hotline
The Hotline for the Advanced User Administrator AUA is integrated in the Technical Support of SIMATIC PCS 7. Up-to-date information about the organization of the Technical Support, as well as the full addresses with fax and e-mail numers are listed on the Internet site of "Automation and Drives, Service & Support" under " Service -> Technical Support -> Contacts/Organization".