"Lock Out Other Users" option for Security Admins

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Adding Pop-up or Kick-out option to other Users

Would it be possible to add a "lock out other users" function for Security Admins in PDS products? This could be useful if an administrator needs to perform database maintenance for a time.
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Jarrett Cross

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Posted 5 years ago

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Dave DeJonge, Champion

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I like this idea... although the program does lock out others as soon as you begin doing a backup or other process that require exclusive use, it is surprising how many people can get into the program in the few seconds it takes to click into the appropriate menus...
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Paul Goldsworthy, Product Owner

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All of the processes that require exclusive access already have protection built in. They won't start if other users are in the program.

We could add a feature (menu choice or some other method) to block users from launching the program, but that doesn't really solve the core issue - just moves it from one menu block to another.

Some user might still have launched the program between the second you manually decided to lock the program and before you actually reached the new "lock users out" menu from the program. Same issue as before - you haven't really solved the problem.

A better solution (see the other post) is to use one of the many freely available messaging solutions to send a message to all users. (Skype, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, etc.).

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