Admins are users of the SafeLinx Administrator whose responsibilities range from initial configuration of a SafeLinx Server and definition of gateway resources, to maintaining and monitoring resources.

There are three categories of administrator access:
Default SafeLinx Server administrator (admin)
An admin who can edit access manager properties and has All access control to all other resources in all organizational units. The default admin is able to create other admin IDs and ACL profiles. The access type for admin is limited to super user. Access control lists are not valid for this account. This account cannot be expired.
Super user
An admin who, except for access manager, has All access control to all resources in all organization units. A super user admin is able to create other administrator IDs and ACL profiles.
Access control list
An admin who is assigned an access control list (ACL) profile that was set up by root or by a super user admin. An ACL profile is a collection of ACLs that defines the level of access to resources. An admin with an ACL profile assigned is not able to create other admin IDs and ACL profiles.

The view an admin sees is controlled by that admin's access control list (ACL) profile. When an admin logs in to the SafeLinx Administrator, resources the admin can are in the Resources tab and tasks appropriate to the admin are in the Tasks tab and in resource task options. An access control list's level of authority ranges from the lowest level of None through Read-only, Modify, Create, and up to the highest level All.

Resources are created under a primary organizational unit (OU) and can optionally be associated with one or more OUs. The only resource that cannot be associated with an additional OU is an OU. An admin's access to resources does not depend on the admin's primary OU.

An admin password is created when the admin is created. Like user passwords, admin passwords are controlled by a password policy.

If you are going to create admins that use ACL profiles, create the ACL profiles first, then add the admin IDs. To add an admin ID, right-click the OU in which you want to add the admin ID, then click Add Resource > Administrator.