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Admin User Account

An Enterprise PDM vault has a special Admin user account, with administrative privileges that no other user accounts have.

The Admin user account:

  • Is the only active user account in a new vault.
  • Cannot be disabled, renamed, or deleted in a vault.
  • Is the only user that can search and view files that are currently in another user's private state (i.e. added files that have never been checked in).
  • Can delete a file that is checked out by another user or in another vault view.
  • Can check in (or undo check out) a file that is checked out by another user.
  • Has access to all search favorites.
To make it easier to troubleshoot permissions issues:
  • Assign the Admin user full permissions to all folders and states in a vault.
  • Do not include the Admin user in any group.

Changing the Admin password in the Enterprise PDM administration tool changes (and sets) the vault-specific properties for the admin login in the archive server configuration.

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