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Access controlThe overall system in ProjectWise that controls what users have access to what objects. In ProjectWise Explorer, access control determines which users can access which documents, folders, and projects, and also what those users are permitted to do with the documents, folders, and projects they have access to. In ProjectWise Administrator, granular security is a type of access control that is used to grant members of the Restricted Administrator group access to specific datasource nodes in ProjectWise Administrator.
Access control editorThe Access Control tab in ProjectWise Explorer is sometimes referred to as the 'Access Control Editor'. This tab is used to set, change, or view the security settings of the selected document, folder, or project.
Access control list (ACL)An access control list (sometimes referred to in technical circles as an 'ACL') is the current set of permissions any user, group, or user list has on a document, folder, or project.
Access listAn access list (not to be confused with an access control list, described above) is a type of user list that is used when you want to group together users, groups and other access lists who need the same access control rights to folders, documents, and so on. User lists are created in ProjectWise Administrator.
Action associationThe relationship between a program and the ProjectWise Explorer commands to open, redline, view, or print documents associated to a particular application. When a ProjectWise application has these action associations defined for it, and the application is associated to documents in ProjectWise Explorer, then the program defined will launch (assuming it is installed) when a user selects a document for opening, redlining, viewing, or printing.
Active datasourceThe datasource you have logged in to and are currently working in.
Address barThe Address bar lets you know where you are in the datasource by displaying the full folder path to and including the selected folder or document. ProjectWise Explorer users can copy an address in the Address bar and paste it into an e-mail. ProjectWise Explorer users on the receiving end of such e-mails can then copy the addresses and paste them into their own Address bar in ProjectWise Explorer.
The ProjectWise Address bar also exists on document selection dialogs in integrated applications. When you select a document to open, the path to and including the document displays in the Address bar. The Address bar also contains a list of documents most recently opened from ProjectWise (referred to as the most recently used (MRU) list), which lets you quickly access documents you work on frequently.
AdministratorAny user who is a member of the Administrator group. Members of this group have access to, and full control over, all nodes in the datasource in ProjectWise Administrator. Also, no user, while they are a member of this group, can ever be restricted from having access to any node in the datasource.
ApplicationAn item defined in ProjectWise Administrator, used to represent a physical application that users have installed on their computers. ProjectWise applications generally consist of a name and the file extensions typically associated with the physical application. In ProjectWise Explorer, documents are associated to ProjectWise applications so that they always open in the correct physical application.
AssociationsGeneral term for the relationships between icons and applications, file types (extensions). For specific definitions see Action Association, Extension Associations, Icon Associations, or Program Associations.
AttributeA custom property defined in an environment. When an environment and an interface is applied to a folder, you can open a document's properties and add values for these custom properties on the Attributes and More Attributes tab pages.
Attribute exchangeAttribute exchange is the process by which tagged elements inside your files, such as MicroStation title blocks, get automatically updated with ProjectWise environment attribute values.
Attribute sheetsAdditional layers of attribute values applied to documents.
Audit trailThe mechanism for recording document and folder activity in the datasource. The items tracked by an audit trail are specified in ProjectWise Administrator; the audit trail itself is viewed in ProjectWise Explorer.
AuthenticationThe act of verifying that the user name and password entered during log in matches a user account in the datasource.
Auto-loginAuto-login lets a user log in to a datasource without having to enter their user name and password.