RE: [Emerald] Web/ASP Interface

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Wed, 5 Apr 2000 14:48:36 -0700

Then IEA needs to fix the bugs and not leave it up to us to find a
workaround. I tried to use Emerald Client to have someone else resell our
services and it allowed them to view everything. I did not like that at
all. The permissions are either broken in .278 or there is some unobvious
trick to it.

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Dale E. Reed Jr.
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2000 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: [Emerald] Web/ASP Interface

Nathan Haywood wrote:
> Doesn't anyone else realize that a DB front-end is exactly what Emerald
> Other than that, it's just a data structure with a few stored
> RadiusNT is a distinct product that handles the authentication against the
> database (or other source).

If they did realize that, they would be wrong. Emerald is not JUST a
DB front end. For example, when you add a user, it handles pro-rates,
interim invoices, etc. There is quite a bit more to managing user data
than just updating fields. Changing the data in the database outside of
Emerald can cause significant problems, if you don't know exactly what
you are doing, and is therefore not recommended nor supported.

> I use Emerald all the time, but if you're going to replace the "standard
> Emerald client" then are you even still running Emerald?

There are some simple function that could be made into a web
interface fairly easy (like incidents). However user management and
billing is NOT something I would recommend trying to replace from the
Emerald client.


Dale E. Reed Jr. Emerald and RadiusNT__________________________________________IEA Software, Inc.

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