Master Data Management

Assign a Backup User

There may be occasions when a user is unavailable for a period of time and there may be a need for a backup user to perform their tasks during their absence. A Security Administrator has the ability to assign a backup user with a start and end date to a primary user, and a user can assign a back-up user to their account.

Upon assignment, the backup user retains their original security rights, acquires all security rights given to the primary user and then can perform the tasks of the primary user. The backup user ID retains these rights for the duration of time between the start and end date. After the end date, the backup user loses the security rights obtained from the primary user.  

To assign a backup user:

  1. Select Master Data Management > Security in the Navigation pane or, if the Security menu is expanded, click User Settings.

    NOTE:To set a back-up user for yourself, select Master Data Management > Security > My Settings in the Navigation pane.

  2. Click Vertical View for a USER ID.
  3. Click Edit.

    View the field descriptions for the My Settings page

  4. Select a user ID from the Backup User ID list box.
  5. Enter a start date in the Backup User Start Date field.
  6. Enter an end date in the Backup User End Date field.

    NOTE: The format for the start and end date is MM/DD/YYYY.

  1. Click Save.