Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Preventing User Logins

Still Around

I have not written in a long time.  Until early this year, I have been supporting a client still running a highly customized Maximo 7.5.  There were some interesting problems come up, especially as the browsers remove support for Java.  Maximo 7.5 uses Java for Workflow editing and Direct Print.  I didn't think I had much to share as the world moved on to later versions of Maximo.

My new position has me working with Maximo 7.6 and MAS8.  I should have more to write about.

Preventing User Logins

I have recently been working on a problem where I want to prevent users from logging into a Maximo node after startup while some complex initialization takes place within the Maximo JVM.  I want the same behaviour as placing Maximo into Admin Mode without actually doing that.   This snippet of code will do that.

// grab the SECURITY service.
SecurityService securityService = (SecurityService)MaximoHelper.getService("SECURITY");

// disable user logins

// do what you want to do without user logins

// enable user logins
This will prevent new users from logging in but will not log out users who are currently logged in.