1. Introduction

Welcome to the Admin Guide for WANdisco's Access Control Plus.

Access Control Plus delivers a single, easy-to-use point-and-click solution that fully protects valuable source code across all of your Subversion and Git repositories. Designed to work in conjunction with WANdisco's SCM replication products or as a stand-alone solution. Integration with LDAP and Active Directory ensures that users are automatically assigned to the Subversion and Git teams that correspond to their authentication server groups. Security administrators can delegate authority to team leads to further reduce administrative overhead.

This is where you'll find all the information you'll need for planning a deployment, installing and managing the software.

If you can't find what you're looking for check out our online Knowledgebase which contains updates and extra documentation. Should you need further help and want to alert us to an error, please contact us by raising a case on our support website.

We'll be using terms like "node" and "replication group" without explaining what we mean. Check out the Glossary for an explanation of these and other WANdisco terms.

For a better understanding about how Access Control works read the Reference Guide.

1.2 Feedback

If you find an error, or if you think that something needs improving we'd like to hear about it. Tell us about it by raising a case on our support website or emailing docs@wandisco.com.

1.3 Key

Throughout this guide we'll use these

Alerts highlight something we think is important for you to know.

Tips are principles or practices that you'll benefit from knowing or using.

stop is used when we want to caution you against doing something.

KB indicates that you can find out more about the subject in our online Knowledgebase.

git relates to the use of Access Control Plus with WANdisco's Git MultiSite.

SVN relates to the use of Access Control Plus with Subversion.

1.4 How to use this guide

Deployment Guide
This section takes you through the evaluation and review process, on to the actual software installation. Use the deployment guide for getting set up. If you need to make changes on your platform, recheck the Deployment Checklist to ensure that you're not going to impact Access Control Plus's operation.
Admin Guide
This section covers all the common actions and procedures that are required as part of managing Access Control Plus in a deployment. It covers how to setup Access Control elements such as Accounts, Teams and Rules, as well as basic administrative tasks such as restarting the Access Control Plus software. Use the Admin Guide if you need to know how to do something.
Reference Guide
This section runs through Access Control's admin console, systematically covering all the screens available in the admin console browser interface and providing an explanation for what everything does. Use the Reference Guide if you need to check what something does on the UI, or gain a better understanding of Access Control Plus's underlying architecture.

1.5 Release Notes

View the Release Notes, these will provide the latest information about the current release, including lists of fixes and improvements along with any known issues.