Single Sign On - change user in MES

We had a similar request to be able to track gauge usage. I created a BPM that was only active for a certain user. This would set a flag on the employee record when the log into MES. Then I created another BPM that was activated by the transfer that would find the Employee record that was flagged and would set the employees name in the comments section of the transfer.
This of course would only work correctly if it was a unique user on MES that could not be logged into from more than one location.
In regards to the part tran recording the EmpID this is incorrect. It only records the User logged into MES.




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From: vaarijarvi <paula.jarvinen@...>
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Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 2:46 PM
Subject: [Vantage] Single Sign On - change user in MES



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We would like to use Single Sign On for our MES stations. We currently have each MES station set up with a User in Epicor called MES01, MES02, etc. So, with Single Sign On, when they click on the MES icon, the MES screen will open without asking for login information and will be logged in under the MES01 user. The user name that shows up on the transactions would be MES01.

When our Material Handlers do transactions, we would like them to change the user in the MES screen to their own login information so we know who did the transaction. Note, this is not just changing the Employee on the MES screen, but actually the user that is logged into the screen.

Epicor is telling me the only way to use Single Sign On and do what we want (have the Material Handler's name associated with the transaction) is to have the users log out of Windows an then back in to change the user. This is not an option for us, as our computers are slow and this would take way too much time.

Just wondering if anyone has a better option.

Thanks,
Paula




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We would like to use Single Sign On for our MES stations. We currently have each MES station set up with a User in Epicor called MES01, MES02, etc. So, with Single Sign On, when they click on the MES icon, the MES screen will open without asking for login information and will be logged in under the MES01 user. The user name that shows up on the transactions would be MES01.

When our Material Handlers do transactions, we would like them to change the user in the MES screen to their own login information so we know who did the transaction. Note, this is not just changing the Employee on the MES screen, but actually the user that is logged into the screen.

Epicor is telling me the only way to use Single Sign On and do what we want (have the Material Handler's name associated with the transaction) is to have the users log out of Windows an then back in to change the user. This is not an option for us, as our computers are slow and this would take way too much time.

Just wondering if anyone has a better option.

Thanks,
Paula
That's odd, shouldn't the MES be using the local user that they connect with
once in the MES screen? Otherwise what is the point of having that Employee
ID that they login with to start their work?

It might be possible to find a way to grab that variable of the EmployeeID
and throw it into a UD field for the Material Transactions? But I am not
familiar enough to tell you exactly how you could do that, or even if it
could be done.

You could get around it with the insecure method of giving each person their
own icon and their own .mfgsys file where you can hardcode their username
and password into the .mfgsys file, this isn't really secure though. Then
they would only need to restart Epicor versus restart the entire windows
session.

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Subject: [Vantage] Single Sign On - change user in MES

We would like to use Single Sign On for our MES stations. We currently have
each MES station set up with a User in Epicor called MES01, MES02, etc. So,
with Single Sign On, when they click on the MES icon, the MES screen will
open without asking for login information and will be logged in under the
MES01 user. The user name that shows up on the transactions would be MES01.

When our Material Handlers do transactions, we would like them to change the
user in the MES screen to their own login information so we know who did the
transaction. Note, this is not just changing the Employee on the MES
screen, but actually the user that is logged into the screen.

Epicor is telling me the only way to use Single Sign On and do what we want
(have the Material Handler's name associated with the transaction) is to
have the users log out of Windows an then back in to change the user. This
is not an option for us, as our computers are slow and this would take way
too much time.

Just wondering if anyone has a better option.

Thanks,
Paula



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Paula,

When the MH's enter their transactions, are they doing it at specific
terminals? If so, set that (or those) terminals for multiple sign-on.



Now with that said, the parttran.empID (I believe) holds the shop
employee ID so whichever employee is using the MES terminal, that
employee ID is recorded when a material transaction occurs.





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Of Ned
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That's odd, shouldn't the MES be using the local user that they connect
with
once in the MES screen? Otherwise what is the point of having that
Employee
ID that they login with to start their work?

It might be possible to find a way to grab that variable of the
EmployeeID
and throw it into a UD field for the Material Transactions? But I am not
familiar enough to tell you exactly how you could do that, or even if it
could be done.

You could get around it with the insecure method of giving each person
their
own icon and their own .mfgsys file where you can hardcode their
username
and password into the .mfgsys file, this isn't really secure though.
Then
they would only need to restart Epicor versus restart the entire windows
session.

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vaarijarvi
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 3:46 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Vantage] Single Sign On - change user in MES

We would like to use Single Sign On for our MES stations. We currently
have
each MES station set up with a User in Epicor called MES01, MES02, etc.
So,
with Single Sign On, when they click on the MES icon, the MES screen
will
open without asking for login information and will be logged in under
the
MES01 user. The user name that shows up on the transactions would be
MES01.

When our Material Handlers do transactions, we would like them to change
the
user in the MES screen to their own login information so we know who did
the
transaction. Note, this is not just changing the Employee on the MES
screen, but actually the user that is logged into the screen.

Epicor is telling me the only way to use Single Sign On and do what we
want
(have the Material Handler's name associated with the transaction) is to
have the users log out of Windows an then back in to change the user.
This
is not an option for us, as our computers are slow and this would take
way
too much time.

Just wondering if anyone has a better option.

Thanks,
Paula

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have
already linked your email address to a yahoo id to enable access. )
(1) To access the Files Section of our Yahoo!Group for Report Builder
and
Crystal Reports and other 'goodies', please goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/.
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/>
(2) To search through old msg's goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/messages
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