1.14 About CSI Administration

The CSI administration feature of ULN provides a unified view of all of your organization's CSIs and the systems that are registered with those CSIs. To be able to manage the registered systems, you must become an administrator for one or more of your organization's CSIs. To be able to view and change the details of any system that is not registered to your ULN user name, you must become an administrator for the CSI under which that system is registered.

If you are registered as a CSI administrator, you can access the CSI Administration tab while logged in to ULN and perform the following tasks:

Figure 1.1 shows a representative example of an organization with three CSIs, only two of which have CSI administrators.

Figure 1.1 Example of an Organization with three CSIs

The diagram illustrates an organization with three CSIs, only two of which have CSI administrators.


CSI 1 has two registered users, Alice and Bob, who each have three systems registered to them.

CSI 2 also has two registered users, Alice and Carol, who each have two systems registered to them.

CSI 3 has one registered user, Dan, who has a single system registered to him.

Alice is registered as an administrator for both CSI 1 and CSI 2. She can view the details of both CSIs, including all systems and users that are registered with those CSIs. She can move systems between CSI 1 and CSI 2, and reassign systems between users in both CSI 1 and CSI 2. She can also assign additional administrators to CSI 1 and CSI 2, or remove administrators from CSI 1 and CSI 2. She cannot see any details for CSI 3.

Carol is registered as an administrator only for CSI 2. She can view the details of that CSI and of all systems and users that are registered with it, including Alice's systems. She can reassign systems between users in CSI 2, but she cannot move systems to the other CSIs. She can assign additional administrators to CSI 2, or remove administrators from CSI 2. She cannot see any details for CSI 1 or CSI 3.

Bob can view only the details of the systems that are registered to him in CSI 1. He cannot see any details for Alice's systems in CSI 1.

Dan is not registered as an administrator for CSI 3. He can view only the details of the system that is registered to him in CSI 3.

Neither Bob nor Dan can perform CSI administration tasks. For example, they cannot move systems between CSIs nor can they reassign systems to other users. However, as CSI 3 does not currently have an administrator, Dan can choose to become its administrator. As CSI 1 already has Alice as its administrator, Bob cannot become an administrator unless Alice grants him that privilege.

For Alice to become an administrator of CSI 3, Dan should register as the administrator of CSI 3 so that he can add Alice as an administrator.