Tiered User Access released for NOJA Power CMS Software

Providing Role Based Access Control for users of CMS Software

Press Release

April 2019
NOJA Power CMS Software

NOJA Power CMS Software

Australian Switchgear Engineering Firm announces the release of tiered user access to their NOJA Power CMS Software, providing utility engineers and departments with the ability to segregate access to various features of the software system for configuring NOJA Power OSM Reclosers.

With the variety of users and specialists involved in protection design, communications and testing of reclosers for service, the role-based access control capability in CMS allows for mitigation of accidental settings changes and a platform for streamlining workflows.

The four key roles available to users of CMS are:

  • Administrator
  • Protection and Power Quality User
  • Protocol and Communications User
  • Read Only Access User

Globally, NOJA Power have witnessed many applications of the IEC 61499 SGA logic in their devices. IEC 61499 is an open protocol, allowing for thThe administrator access role is granted the ability to add further users to the system, allocating access levels based on their role requirements. The administrator account can also be used as a master password scheme for securing user data from unauthorised access.

The Protection and Power Quality User Role is granted the ability to edit most configuration settings within a CMS device file, with the exception of communications and protocol configurations. The Protocol and Communications user is the complement to this role, with the ability to edit their settings without write access to the protection settings within a device. Finally, the read only access role provides universal read without write capability, ideal for fault finding where changing settings of live devices would result in serious consequences.

Further applications for the tiered four roles include a secure remote read-only engineering access for utility engineers. To achieve this, a Read Only Access user account is created on CMS hosted in a virtual machine networked to field reclosers. This provides IT teams with the ability to assure no field settings can be modified but allows for remote gathering of field logs and information.

“With our electricity utility customer’s focus today on security and in response to that focus, NOJA Power has added additional access control to our CMS software platform as part of a broader increased security program that will be rolled out in our products in future new releases and updates,” says NOJA Power Group Managing Director Neil O’Sullivan.

For further information on User Access Levels in CMS or NOJA Power’s OSM Recloser system, visit www.nojapower.com or contact your local NOJA Power Distributor.