Like the SAP Transport Management System (TMS) , ActiveControl has the concept of a Domain Controller.
The Domain Controller does not need to be configured in any special way, it is simply the SAP system that the ActiveControl client software connects to, and is where the majority of ActiveControl configuration and application data is stored. The server software runs mostly within the ActiveControl domain controller. When necessary, the domain controller connects to the Satellite SAP systems (ie the systems to be managed via ActiveControl) to gather transport request information and to perform transports. These connections are made using SAP’s remote function call (RFC) protocol.
Figure: ActiveControl Domain Controller.
All ActiveControl users will require a user account in the domain controller system with a valid email address in order to receive email notifications. Each user must also be assigned with the relevant ActiveControl single or composite role(s) to reflect their job function and the access they need to the various functionality within ActiveControl. This is described in more detail in the Security Authorisation Concept section of this Administration Guide. A seperate Security Roles Matrix is available on request from Basis Technologies, this details the out-of-the-box roles and the underlying authorization activities included in each role.