Administrators use of ModelRisk Cloud

An Administrator is a ModelRisk Cloud User with the authorization to assign access rights to individual Users. An Administrator also has all the access rights of other types of User.

After logging into the system, an administrator will see a view similar to the following:

 

 

In addition to the MODEL, PROFILE and HELP menu items that other Users see, an Administrator’s view includes four extra items:

USERS – to manage the individuals who have access to the system

GROUPS – to manage the different Groups into which the Models are collected

MEMBERSHIP – to assign individual Users to one or more Groups

BACKUPS – to backup the set of files stored in the system, or to reset the system to a previous backup

LICENSE INFORMATION – to review the license status and move the system to a different server

USERS section

A User is anyone who has been granted access to the system. The Users section allows an Administrator to add or remove Users from the system. Clicking on USERS in the menu will open a view like this:

One can then do the following:

  • Add a new User by clicking the  button at the top right of the table

  • Delete one or more Users by selecting their entry using the check boxes, then clicking the Delete selected users button. Deleting a User will not delete any Models, Versions or Results that the User created

  • Edit the entry for an individual User by clicking the  button, for example if the User’s name or email address changes, or to change whether they should have administrative rights

  • Send an email to the User with a new password by clicking the  button if, for example, they are new to the system or have forgotten the password. This can only be done if an email address has already been entered. Note: ModelRisk Cloud employs salted password hashing. Passwords are not visible to anyone, including an Administrator.

GROUPS section

A Group is a collection of Models around a subject, business, or discipline. The purpose of organizing models into Groups is to:

  • Limit who has access to Models

  • Make it easy for Users to find the Models they need

The GROUPS section allows an Administrator to add or remove Groups from the system. Clicking on GROUPS in the menu will open a view like this:

 

 

One can then do the following:

  • Add a new Group by clicking the  button at the top right of the table

  • Delete one or more Groups by selecting their entry using the check boxes, then clicking the Delete selected Groups button. Caution: deleting a Group will delete all the Models in that Group, their different Versions and Results

  • Edit the name or description for an individual Group by clicking the  button

 

MEMBERS section

The MEMBERS section allows an Administrator to add or remove Users from the list of those who have access to each Group. Clicking on MEMBERSHIP in the menu will open a view like this:

 

One can then adjust the Members of any Group and their access rights by doing the following:

·         Select a Group from the dropdown list at the top left of the screen

·         Review all the Users who currently are not Members, and who are Members, of that Group (the left and right tables) and move individuals from one list to the other using the arrows (highlighted)

·         Change the access rights an individual User enjoys within that Group. There are three levels of access rights:

Models, versions and results – this User has full access to add and remove Models, Versions of those Models, and view any Results. This is typically the rights assigned to a risk modeler

Versions and results – this User can make new Versions of the available Models and review any Results, but cannot add or delete Models from the Group. This is typically the rights assigned to a manager

Results only – this User can access the Results which open within the ResultsViewer application. From there the User can create and modify graphs and tables, save and then distribute these results in PowerPoint, PDF, Excel, Word or ResultsViewer format. This is typically the rights assigned to a business analyst or report writer

BACKUPS section

The BACKUPS section allows an Administrator to make a backup of the complete set of model, results and SID files stored in the ModelRisk Cloud system with one click. It also allows the administrator to restore the system to an earlier set of files.

Backups are stored as a zip file. The window shows a history of all previously made backup zip files that haven’t been deleted. A new backup can be created by clicking the Create Backup button. On completion, it will appear at the bottom of the backup list.

Backups can be downloaded for storage in a separate environment by clicking the Download icon next to the required backup incidence. The system can be restored to a previous backup point by click the restore button  next to the required backup incidence.

A backup that has been stored separately can be added back to the backup list (for example, to reset the system) by clicking the Upload backup button, navigating to the location of the backup file, and clicking OK. A backup zipped file will not, however, load to the system if a zip file of the same name already exists in order to avoid over-writing.

Backup zip file structure will look similar to the following:

SID files are stored in a single nested zip folder. Each named Group within the system will have its own zipped folder. The zip file is not password protected, and should be stored in a safe location.

LICENSE INFORMATION section

The LICENSE INFORMATION section presents the state of the license. It also provides a button to deactivate the license so that the system can be moved to a new server:

 

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