Security in Quality Window

In order to control access to Quality Window transactions there are two steps:

  1. Creation of the user security profiles
  2. Setting the Security Options

Both steps are performed in QWAdmin (formerly QWSetup).

Creation of the User Security Profiles

In QWAdmin select Security.

The security data screen is where the User Name, Password, Status, Expiry Date and User Identification are entered for the people you wish to have access to the Quality Window application data.

Once this information has been entered, access to the data entry screens in Quality Window can be set depending on the Security options set for the particular application template.

User Name

A unique identification for each individual

Example: John


Access to the Security section of QWAdmin can be restricted by adding a Userid of ADMIN and a password.

Access to QWAdmin can be restricted by adding a Userid of QWADMIN and a password.


The private set of characters associated with the User Name

Example: lab9182


The Userid status character

A must be entered to make the current Userid active.

It must be entered to make the current Userid active.

If a user enters an invalid password three (3) times their Status automatically becomes Inactive.

Expiry Date

The date after which the Userid becomes invalid. The format of this field is YY-MM-DD.

When the current system date is greater than the expiry date the user will be prompted to enter a new password  and a new expiry date will be created with a date equal to todays date + 40 days.

Clicking on the  will display a calendar from which the Expiry Date can be set.

Us the left arrow key  to move back one month at a time.

Us the right arrow key  to move forward one month at a time.

Us the up and down arrow keys  to ahead or back, respectively, one year at a time.

Click on the date to make it the Expiry Date.

Click on the Clear button to remove or reset an existing Expiry Date.

User Identification

The individuals name

Example: John Smith

Setting the Security Options

In QWAdmin select Applications and then the application template.

Under Security Options select Security Turned On For

The security level(s) chosen limit access the application template and/or what functions a user can access while in that application template.

Security Level The User is prompted when
Template the template is accessed from the Begin screen
Add the Add screen is accessed
Edit the Edit screen is accessed
Delete the Delete function is clicked
Insert the Insert function is clicked
Copy the Copy function is clicked
Views Mgr the Views Manager screen is accessed

Variable Used to Store Security Info (Optional)

An optional template variable that can be used to store the users name.

The variable chosen must already be defined in the template as a Text variable with the length set long enough to hold the longest User Name.

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