Security and multi-user access control

Background

By default, Awesome Miner doesn't require the user to authenticate on startup or when accessing the Options dialog. The user of Awesome Miner will also be able to see all miners and perform all operations.

In scenarios where multiple users requires to access Awesome Miner or the web based interface, the security feature can be used to define access control and permissions for each group of users.

Configuration

The security settings can be found in the Options dialog of Awesome Miner.

  • Enable authentication: If enabled, Awesome Miner will prompt the user to authenticate on startup of the application.
  • Password protect Options dialog: If enabled, Awesome Miner will prompt the user to authenticate every time the Options dialog is opened.
security settings

Multiple groups and users per group can be defined. Each user can only belong to one single group. All access control is configured for the groups. The configuration for the group is described below.

  • Privileges:
    • Administrator - Full access: Give access full access to all operations and the Options dialog.
    • Control and view: Give access to all mining operations.
    • View only: Only allow viewing the miners without having access to any operations.
  • Miner access:
    • All miners: All miners will be visible.
    • Specify miners: Only the selected set of miners will be visible.
security settings
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