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Restricting User Access

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Having administrative rights allows you to limit user access to most features of Softros LAN Messenger. All local restrictions are imposed by editing the Admin.ini file found in the Softros LAN Messenger installation folder. As soon as the Admin.ini settings are modified and saved, they are immediately put into effect.

Admin.ini Parameters

The Admin.ini file contains a series of sections, each having a certain set of parameters.

The Settings section allows you to prevent making changes to Softros LAN Messenger settings.

Parameter Description
AllowChangeAll Allows (1)/disallows (0) changing settings on all tabs in the Settings dialog box. If it is set to 0, all other parameters from this section will be ignored.
AllowChangeGeneral Allows (1)/disallows (0) changing settings on the General tab.
AllowChangeUserInfo Allows (1)/disallows (0) changing settings on the User Information tab.
AllowChangeMessages Allows (1)/disallows (0) changing settings on the Messaging tab.
AllowChangeSounds Allows (1)/disallows (0) changing settings on the Sound Events tab.
AllowChangeNetwork Allows (1)/disallows (0) changing settings on the Network tab.
AllowChangeFiles Allows (1)/disallows (0) changing settings on the File Transfer tab.
AllowChangeLogging Allows (1)/disallows (0) changing settings on the Logging tab.
AllowChangeHotKeys Allows (1)/disallows (0) changing settings on the Hot Keys tab.

The Groups Management section allows you to prevent managing user groups.

Parameter Description
AllowUserGroupsManaging Allows (1)/disallows (0) adding, deleting, renaming, importing and exporting user groups as well as moving users between groups.

The Messages section allows you to restrict access to messaging functionality.

Parameter Description
RestrictBroadcastMessagesSend Allows (1)/disallows (0) sending broadcast messages.
RestrictionMode and GroupsList Allow/disallow sending messages to certain user groups. The RestrictionMode parameter can be set to: 0 – allows sending messages to all groups on the user list; 1 – allows sending messages only to the groups listed under GroupsList; 2 – allows sending messages to all groups except those listed under GroupsList. Names of user groups are case-sensitive and should be separated by commas when added to GroupsList, for example: GroupsList=Management,Sales,Technical Support
ReplyRestrictionMode and ReplyGroupsList Allow/disallow replying to messages received from members of certain user groups. The ReplyRestrictionMode parameter can be set to: 0 – allows replying to messages received from members of all groups on the list; 1 – allows replying to messages received only from members of the groups listed under ReplyGroupsList; 2 – allows replying to messages received from members of all groups except those listed under ReplyGroupsList. Names of user groups are case-sensitive and should be separated by commas when added to ReplyGroupsList, for example: ReplyGroupsList=Management,Sales,Technical Support

The Files section allows you to restrict access to file transfer functionality.

Parameter Description
AllowSendFiles Allows (1)/disallows (0) sending files.
AllowReceiveFiles Allows (1)/disallows (0) receiving files.

The LocalUser section allows you to prevent modifying user information.

Parameter Description
AllowChangeUserName Allows (1)/disallows (0) changing the user name.
AllowSwithUserStatus Allows (1)/disallows (0) changing user status.

The General section allows you to restrict access to a couple of general features.

Parameter Description
AllowGetRemoteUserInfo Allows (1)/disallows (0) viewing user information.
AllowCloseMessenger Allows (1)/disallows (0) exiting Softros LAN Messenger.

The Toolbar section allows you to disable some toolbar buttons.

Parameter Description
ShowToolbarButton1 Allows (1)/disallows (0) clicking the Settings Settings button.
ShowToolbarButton2 Allows (1)/disallows (0) clicking the. Browse Received Files button.
ShowToolbarButton3 Allows (1)/disallows (0) clicking the View Message History button.
ShowToolbarButton4 Allows (1)/disallows (0) clicking the Help button.
ShowToolbarButton2 Allows (1)/disallows (0) clicking the About button.
ShowBrowseLogsButton Allows (1)/disallows (0) clicking the Browse Log Files button.

The Remote Assistance section allows you to restrict access to remote assistance functionality.

Parameter Description
RARequestRestrictionMode and RARequestGroupsList Allow/disallow requesting remote assistance from specified groups. The RARequestRestrictionMode parameter can be set to: 0 – allows requesting remote assistance from ANY user groups; 1 – allows requesting remote assistance ONLY from user groups listed in RARequestGroupsList; 2 – allows requesting remote assistance from ANY user groups EXCEPT groups listed in RARequestGroupsList. Names of user groups are case-sensitive and should be separated by commas when added to RARequestGroupsList, for example: RARequestGroupsList=Admins,Sales,Technical Support,Executives
RAProvideRestrictionMode and RAProvideGroupsList Allow/disallow providing remote assistance to specified groups. The RAProvideRestrictionMode parameter can be set to: 0 – allows providing remote assistance to ANY user groups; 1 – allows providing remote assistance ONLY to user groups listed in RAProvideGroupsList; 2 – allows providing remote assistance to ANY user groups EXCEPT groups listed in RAProvideGroupsList. Names of user groups are case-sensitive and should be separated by commas when added to RAProvideGroupsList, for example: RAProvideGroupsList=Admins,Sales,Technical Support,Executives
RDARestrictionMode and RDAGroupsList Allow/disallow a user to be remotely administered by users from specified groups. The RDARestrictionMode parameter can be set to: 0 – allows being remotely administered by users from ANY user groups; 1 – allows being remotely administered ONLY by users from user groups listed in RDAGroupsList; 2 – allows being remotely administered by users from ANY user groups EXCEPT groups listed in RDAGroupsList. Names of user groups are case-sensitive and should be separated by commas when added to RDARestrictionMode, for example: RDARestrictionMode=Admins,Sales,Technical Support,Executives