You can define who has access to the user interface/app, who has permission to program the system via Loxone Config and who has access to the building.
Table of contents
Creating users and assigning user groups
User properties and passwords
Types of permission
Import users from CSV file
With the user “admin” you log on to your Miniserver for the first time and perform the basic programming of the system.
The user “admin” is a member of the user group “Full Access”, and thus has all available rights.
Because of these extensive rights, creating a strong password is of high priority, and should always be the first step.
If you have forgotten the password of the user “admin”, it can be reset with the SD card.
The following information refers to the User Management in Loxone Config. The same principles apply to the User Management in the Loxone App.
First create the required users and user groups using the buttons in the menu bar, as shown in the following example:
The users can then be assigned to the respective user groups. To do this, simply drag and drop a user onto a user group.
To manage multiple users and user groups, proceed as follows:
Click on a user group, then click on “Manage members”
Then, by clicking on “Add…” in the next window, users can be added to the group by checking the checkbox:
In the above example the user “Oliver” is assigned to the group “Adults”. Alexander and Evelyn were already part of that group.
Finally, click on “Apply”.
Existing users can be removed from the group by clicking the “Delete” button or by unchecking the box.
Other user groups can also be added to a group via the “User groups” tab.
For example, the group “Employees” can be assigned to the group “Adults”. It will then have the same rights as the parent group.
User-specific settings are available in the user properties:
First create a secure password for each user.
Permissions allows you to manage and get an overview of the permissions of a particular user.
With the Status setting, a user can be enabled or disabled either for a specific period of time (date, time) or permanently.
Authentication configures a user’s access via NFC tags, access codes, iButtons or external IDs (e.g. from a finger scanner).
With the User Interface password, specific functions in the user interface/app can be protected with an additional password.
A click on “Manage permissions” opens the Permission Management window.
Here you can assign rights to users or entire user groups. Access to rooms or specific objects in the user interface can also be defined as a right:
In the above example we give the user group “Children” the rights to use the objects of the room “Child’s Room”.
In addition, we assign the general right “Web Interface/Apps” from the “Rights” tab:
Finally, click “Apply” and save the program to the Miniserver.
Afterwards, children, for example, can log in to the app and get access to the controls in the children’s room, such as lighting, shading, etc.
Other functions are not displayed and can only be operated if access to them is granted.
This also makes the interface easier to navigate for users, as only relevant objects are displayed in the app.
In a company, the rights for certain groups of employees or departments can be organized in the same way.
For example, you can create user groups such as “Management”, “Accounting”, “Employees”, “Cleaning Staff” and assign the appropriate permissions.
Various types of permissions are available:
|The tab “Rights” contains general rights to manage the system, or to customize and access the web interface/app
Example: A user or group receives the right to access the web interface/app, and the right to change their own password
|In “Rooms“, web interface/app access to objects of a specific room can be set.
Example: A user or a group gets access to all objects that are assigned to the room Living Room
|In the “Blocks” tab, the access to certain blocks in the web interface/app can be defined.
Example: A user or group should only have access to very specific functions, e.g. outdoor lighting control
You can also assign permissions for users or groups from the block’s settings.
With the following function you can get an overview of what rights a user or user group has and and why this is so.
Click on a user or group, then on “Show all permissions”
In this example we first look at the basic rights of the user Oliver:
He has access to the interface (Web Interface/App), may change his own password, and can create automated tasks with the objects in the interface.
He has acquired these rights from the “Adults” user group, of which he is a member.
In the tab “Rooms” we can see the rooms Oliver is permitted to use:
Here too, the permissions are acquired from the “Adults” user group.
In the tab “Blocks” we can see which function blocks or objects Oliver is allowed to view and operate:
Since he is a member of the “Adults” user group, he acquired it’s permission for the bedroom and also has access to the lighting control in the bedroom, .
In addition, the user has access to the blind control in the child’s room, because the permission for this block was assigned directly to him.
The last column “Path” shows the permission paths. You can identify where the right for an object originates. The abbreviations in the paths indicate:
UG: User Group
In the User Properties under Authentication, access to the building can be set up via NFC tags, access codes, iButtons or external IDs (e.g. from a finger scanner).
These have to be created or paired in advance.
Access can be granted to users or user groups on a time limited basis.
To do this, click on a user or user group, open Permission Management and click on “Create new access schedule”:
The schedule allows you to set access times for the selected users or user groups.
Now the user will only have access within the selected times.
The created access times will then be listed in the Periphery tree under Schedules and can also be edited there:
Starting with Loxone Config 12.1 it is possible to import users from a *.csv file.
This way a large number of users can be created with minimum effort and time.
Create file with users:
The template file is provided in Loxone Config.
Click on “Users” in the Periphery tree, then on the “Import Users From CSV” button in the menu bar at the top.
This template can now be opened and edited with a compatible program (e.g. Excel,…).
The users along with the relevant data can now be added:
After adding the users, the list must again be saved on the PC as a *.csv file.
Import file with users:
As before, first click on “Users”, then on “Import Users From CSV”.
Then click on “Open CSV file” in the following window:
Next, select the prepared file containing the user data, and they will be displayed in the next window.
Users can now be added to the program individually or all together:
The added users are then listed in the Periphery tree:
Finally, the program is saved to the Miniserver.