For those users not using windows authenticated security if you restore a project from a backup, or install a new project from a compiled offline master, the user records are reset to match those originally configured in the project. If the runtime user creation, password change ability, or password expiry functions are used, the runtime details might be thrown out of synchronization with master offline projects.
Here, you need to have procedures in place to use
Users.dbf file (which
is running live in the plant) when offline project compilations are
performed. This minimizes the likelihood of either deleting users
created at runtime, or of having expired user records locked when a
new system is deployed and run up.
Note: Online changes arising from user
creations and modifications are reflected only in the local
Users.dbf files. Perform user administration
activities on a central node so that user records remain
synchronized across a distributed network. Other nodes will use the
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