Configuring scopes

You can create scopes to help filter assets by categories such as geography or department. For example, if your company has multiple offices, you can create a scope for each office. Scopes can only include Active Directory users, groups, and Asset Lifecycle Manager roles.

Create scope names and then assign users to scopes with the Scopes tab in the Settings utility (Tools > Settings). Scopes are assigned to assets from the Scope drop-down list on the Details page for each asset. Users can only view the assets that have the same scope as they do. You can assign users to multiple scopes, but each asset can only be assigned to one scope. An asset that hasn't been assigned to any scope can be seen by all users.

To create a scope
  1. Click Tools > Settings.
  2. Click the Scopes tab.
  3. Click the Create button to create a new role.
  4. Enter the scope Name and Description.
  5. Click the Add button to add members.You can use an asterisk(*) for wildcard searches.
  6. Click Save when you're done.

You can also edit or delete existing scopes. Scope changes in the Settings utility take effect the next time users log in to the Web console.

NOTE: If a scope has no users assigned to it, and is then assigned to an asset, no user will be able to modify the asset from the Web console until the scope is assigned to a user.