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Sage 300 Security

Sage 300 offers comprehensive user definable security at both the application authentication as well as the authorisation levels.

Enabling security

Security needs to be enabled within Sage 300 at the database level. The Sage 300 Administrator can turn this on in Database Setup by first selecting the System database, then clicking on Edit and checking the Enable Application Security option.

sage 300 database setup

Password policies

You also have the option of enforcing password policies to meet your organisations requirements.

sage 300 password policies

Click on Security in the Database Setup screen to specify if:

  • Passwords need to be complex
  • Whether a user is required to change passwords at a certain interval
  • A minimum password length
  • Whether to lock a user out after a specified number of unsuccessful attempts.

User accounts

Within Sage 300 itself, you can set various authorisation levels.

sage 300 user profile

When creating a user account, you can specify whether the user is required to change password when next accessing the application as well as restrict usage to within specified days and times.

Security Groups

Within each Sage 300 module, you can further specify what a user can and cannot do by creating multiple user groups and assigning user accounts to them.

security group full access
security group partial access

As can be seen from the image above, Sage provides comprehensive control over what a user is and is not allowed to do within a particular module.

User authorisations

Once you have setup the security groups, you can then assign these to users on a per module basis.

sage 300 user authorizations
sage 300 user authorizations clerk

In this case the in the Accounts Payable module, each user has been assigned permissions that have been setup for their respective roles within the organisation.

In the first image, the user has full access, whereas in the second, access is limited

Similarly, you can setup security groups for users at other levels and control functions like posting, deleting, etc.

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