Using Access Policies in Nonfig
What Are Access Policies?
Access policies are all about protecting your configuration data. By access policies, you limit the number of people and their actions to protect your data.
All the companies have different configurations stored on their server. Those configurations can be the older versions, new versions (to be implemented), and the configurations under process. Some limited number of people have access to those configurations. And the access is with those who are allowed by the access manager.
Usually, managers define the requirement for access policies to the technical people and then developers grant access or implement policies as defined. Nonfig brings the technical and nontechnical people under the same umbrella, where product managers can manage (design and implement) the access policies by themselves.
Access Policies with Nonfig
Nonfig provides a platform to managers where they can manage the access policies by themselves. Managers don’t need to wait for technical people to grant them access to the panel, however, managers have access to the whole panel. They can easily create and modify and technical staff can focus on delivering more value.
In the article we will be covering:
- Features of policies
- Creating policies
- Modifying policies
- Assigning Policies
Features of policies
Actions: CRUD & Deny
Using the feature you allow the relevant person to create a new configuration.
One can only scrutinize the configuration.
The feature allows the relevant person to make changes in the existing configuration.
The feature allows you to delete or remove the configuration.
If someone created, updated, or deleted a configuration, the person given access to deny features can stop the action.
Using Nonfig you can assign from single to multiple actions to the assignee.
To create a new policy:
- Go to Policies
- Click Add policy
The Create Policy window appears
Create Policy > Design Policy
In the Design policy:
- New Path: It is the configuration folder or file you want to define access for.
- New Action: You can select the type(s) of access you want to share CRUD & Deny.
Move to Information:
- Enter Name: You can give the name to your policy
- Enter Description: You can enter the description of your policy
- New Label: (Optional) a shortcut name that you want to give to your policy.
To modify existing policies:
Go to policies
All your access policies will appear.
Click on the policy you want to modify
Policy Designer page will appear
There you can change name, description, label and actions for your policy. Moreover, you can also edit the access to specific configurations here.
Once you have created or modified the policy, it means you have given access to the person for the action that you want him to do. Now, without any interference and lag, one can take the desired actions as per the given access. For example, you will be introducing a new UI next month and you want all departmental managers to have a look at new UI and make changes to it if necessary. Thus, you created a policy and allowed every manager to give a glance to the configuration and update it. Now, every manager can see the configuration and can make changes to it.
This is how your access policies will work! Giving relevant people relevant access.
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