Developing and Deploying Siebel Business Applications > Required Application Administration Tasks >
Setting Up Users
Before users can access Siebel data, you must define users in your database server, your Siebel application, and your authentication environment. Your database administrator creates database accounts and optionally encrypts their passwords. Depending on your user authentication environment, each user may have an individual database account, or accounts may be shared by multiple users. If you implement an external authentication application, you must configure user authentication including associating users with database accounts.
For the current example, assume NREC is setting up each user with an individual database account and is not using an external authentication application. For more information about setting up user authentication, read Siebel Security Guide. For more information about setting up users, read Siebel Applications Administration Guide.