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Password protect program settings on client workstations from ESET Security Management Center (7.x)

Issue

  • ESET program settings are not password-protected on client workstations

Solution

 Endpoint users: Perform these steps on individual client workstations

Video tutorial

ESET Security Management Center (ESMC) 7 User Permissions

This article assumes that your ESMC user has the correct access rights and permissions to perform the tasks below.

If you are still using the default Administrator user, or you are unable to perform the tasks below (the option is grayed out), see the following article to create a second administrator user with all access rights (you only need to do this once):

 

View permissions needed for least privilege user access

A user must have the following permissions for the group that contains the modified object:

Functionality Read Use Write
Policies

A user must have the following permissions for each affected object:

Functionality Read Use Write
Groups & Computers

Once these permissions are in place, follow the steps below.


  1. Open ESET Security Management Center Web Console (ESMC Web Console) in your web browser and log in.

  2. Click Policies and then select the policy that you want to modify.
     
  3. Click PoliciesEdit.

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  4. Click Settings. If you have selected to create a New Policy in the previous step, select ESET Endpoint for Windows from the drop-down menu.

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  5. Click User Interface, expand Access Setup, and then click the slider bar next to Password protect settings (select the option based on your Endpoint version: 6 and below or 7 and above).

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  6. Type the password in the New password and Confirm password fields. Click OK to save your changes.

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  7. Click Finish to save your changes. Client computers assigned to this policy will receive the changes the next time they check in to the ESET Security Management Center Server. Assign a policy.

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