Understanding Definition Security (Windows Client)

This section provides an overview of definition security in the Microsoft Windows client.

You can restrict developer access to the record definitions, menu definitions, page definitions, and others that make up your applications. Just as you use security to control who can access the PeopleSoft pages in your system, you use definition security to control who can access and update PeopleTools definitions.

There are two tasks involved with definition security in the Windows client:

  • Creating definition groups.

  • Linking definition groups to predefined permission lists.

Note: Implementing Definition Security in the browser client offers additional features and enables you to secure additional definition types.

See Comparing Browser Client and Windows Client Definition Security for a comparison of features between Definition Security in two-tier and Definition Security in three-tier mode. This topic also lists the definition types with which you can work in the different modes.